You’ve found your way to the Akinator forum, congratulations! This is a place for you to discuss and learn more about the game, as well as to connect with other fans.
Akinator is an app and browser experience from Elokence.com, a French developer that conceived the game back in 2007. Although it reached its peak usage back in 2009, it continues to be popular to this day.
Essentially, Akinator is a guessing game, similar to twenty questions. However, instead of a real opponent, the ‘genie’ tries to guess your imagined word or character. To start with, you’ll be asked to think of an animal, object, or character. The Akinator genie will then start asking you questions to narrow down the answer. To each question, you can answer ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ ‘Don’t know,’ ‘probably,’ or ‘probably not.’
Over the years, the Akinator database has grown substantially, and there are some obscure items, animals, and characters on there. The genius of the game is that if it can’t guess your answer, it asks you to provide it, meaning that its knowledge is continuously growing.