The rarity of female killers is precisely what turns the criminal cases against them into media circuses. Some of these five murderesses were convicted and others were acquitted, but all five are commonly considered some of the world's most notorious female murderers.



Beverley Allitt

publication date: Friday, July 19, 2013

category: Crime

clue: She once worked a children's ward, and is now a ward of the state.

explanation: Allitt was a pediatric nurse in Britain who killed her young patients and was given a life sentence. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Jason Lemler


Karla Faye Tucker

publication date: Thursday, July 18, 2013

category: Crime

clue: In a state known for its prolific executions, she was the first woman executed in thirteen and a half decades.

explanation: Tucker was executed in Texas. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Jason Lemler


Lizzie Borden

publication date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

category: Crime

clue: She is both Massachusetts's most famous ax murderer and most famous orphan.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, and Jason Lemler


Casey Anthony

publication date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

category: Crime

clue: In the shadow of Florida's theme parks, a mother partied while a toddler lay buried for 31 days and no one said anything.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, and Jason Lemler


Jodi Arias

publication date: Monday, July 15, 2013

category: Crime

clue: This Mormon from Mesa who mixed at Margaritaville was maligned as a murderess by Maricopa prosecutor Martinez and made guilty in May despite motions for mistrial.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, and Jason Lemler


Other Themes in Summer 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green

Green is the color of money, of nature, of envy, and of lack of experience. Being named after shades of green has been a curse for these five celebrities: Life has dealt each one of them a hardship, but they hold their heads up all the same. Go »

Bluth Family Reunion

You've made a huge mistake if you think this one's a freebie. To celebrate the return of Arrested Development, here are five famous members of the cast's extended family. If you don't understand the theme, you won't respond to it. Go »

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Get in your time machine and head back to the heart of the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan lived in the White House, Dynasty and Dallas ruled the airwaves, and these five newsmakers made headlines that captured the public fascination. Go »

Candy Land

This might be the sweetest theme in goo game history. You don't have to have a sweet tooth to solve these ten goos who share their names with famous types and brands of candy, but it would sure help. Go »

Bathroom Break

For Steve West's birthday, here are five celebrities who have experienced bad luck in bathrooms, inspired by Steve's plumbing woes. All five goos are extra difficult, because that's the way Steve likes them. Go »

Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

What's your favorite drink? Maybe it's one of these five famous people: Each of them shares his or her name with an alcoholic beverage. You're going to need to show your ID and designate a driver before you can play this theme. Go »

Get the Led Out

Led Zeppelin became one of the biggest bands in rock and roll by combining British folk rock with American blues, sprinkled with references to Tolkien and folklore. This week's goos are inspired by five of their original songs. Go »

Five for Fighting

Are you ready for a goo-game rumble? These five celebrities are known for brawling. This theme won't pull any punches, so keep your chin up and stay on your feet. Go »

Summer 2013 Tournament

It's good to be the last one left. In this tournament, players will pair off to see which can solve each day's extra-hard goo faster. When the slower players run out of extra chances, the sole remaining player will be our summer champion. Go »

Summer 2013 Bonus Goos

The game's not over yet! We may have crowned the summer's winner already, but there's still a week and a half until the fall season begins. Enjoy these bonus goos that have no bearing on the score. Go »