D'fhéadfadh gá duit éirí leat Gaeilge a aithint ar na cúig cáiliúla as Éirinn. Bíodh spraoi! (You may need the luck of the Irish to recognize these five celebrities from Ireland. Have fun!)



Maeve Binchy

publication date: Friday, October 25, 2013

category: Literature

clue: Oprah's endorsements made this Dublin writer a bigger hit than James Joyce.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Jeremiah Poisson

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Jeremiah Poisson.


James Hoban

publication date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

category: Architecture

clue: How strange that it was an Irishman who designed the most famous house in America.

explanation: Hoban designed the White House. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland


Saint Patrick

publication date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

category: Religion

clue: First a slave, then a scholar, then a snake banisher, then Ireland's most important saint.

explanation: Patrick was a slave who became a missionary and eventually a bishop. One of the most famous pieces of folklore about him is that he drove all the snakes from Ireland, explaining why there are none on the island. more…

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


Dolores O'Riordan

publication date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

category: Music

clue: She dreams of salvation from lingering zombies.

explanation: "Dreams," "Salvation," "Linger," and "Zombie" are four of O'Riordan's hits with the Cranberries. more…

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

trivia: This goo was originally created for GooCon: Champions Gate.


Kenneth Branagh

publication date: Monday, October 21, 2013

category: Movies

clue: His film career connects such cultural icons as Frankenstein, Hamlet, Marilyn Monroe, Thor, and Harry Potter.

explanation: Branagh starred in and/or directed Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hamlet, My Week with Marilyn, Thor, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. more…

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


Other Themes in Fall 2013

Jimmy Talks a Lot

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Hundred Acre Wood

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The Unretired

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A Passage to India

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Hit Me with the Digits

Even the most upstanding of citizens can lose their temper. Heads of state, children's entertainers, and more unlikely offenders have been photographed flashing the rudest digit in public. Here are five fingers you wouldn't expect to see upraised. Go »

Tool Time

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Celebrity Goo Drinking Game

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Axis

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Allies

Just in time for Veterans Day, here are five goos representing America, Britain, and Russia's combined presence in World War II, from the homefront to the front lines. Go »

Fall 2013 Tournament

In the goo game's latest timed tournament, each player will race against the clock to solve goos faster than their opponent, until a winner emerges. Go »

Fall 2013 Bonus Goos

Is it time for the new season of Celebrity Goo Game yet? You'll have to wait just a little longer. The winter season will begin on December 2, with a clear scoreboard and ten new themes. Go »