Gilmojis: Can Ya Solve This Vibrant Little Stars Hollow Puzzle?
We’ve put together an emoji-search challenge for all you ultimate Gilmore Girls fans. But make sure you caff up before attempting it ☕️
In the Gilmore Girls fandom, June 3rd has been coined “Gilmore Girls Day.” It is the perfect day for court, a wedding, or in this case... a puzzle! 🧩
You may think you know everything there is to know about Gilmore Girls—after all, it’s not just a show. It’s a religion.
But have you ever tested your knowledge with emojis? We have devised a Gilmore Game to challenge even the most devoted Gilmore Girls fans. 👭📺 So, put on your thinking caps 🧠 and fill those coffee cups. How many emojis can you decipher in this ultimate Gilmore Girls-themed emoji challenge?
How to Play 📜
This game is a two-parter ✌️. First, we present our game board:
Would you just look at that thing?! Filled to the brim with emojis! Are you seeing any that could represent your beloved show? Well, don’t get too excited! There’s more to this.
You need to search the above game board for 11 emojis strings representing all 11 Gilmore Girls seasons. You heard us: Eleven! All seven seasons of the OG series (yes, the 7th season does exist!) and the four “seasons” of the revival!
Each season’s string comprises eight emojis based on story points in the order they happened. The game works like your standard word search—strings can appear horizontal, vertical, or diagonal; in some cases, they may even cross each other. The direction of the strings is always left to right for horizontal & diagonal and top to bottom for vertical.
But which story points?? With 22 episodes per season, how would you ever guess the ones we chose? That’s where part two of this challenge comes in.
You can use the following summaries as clues to guess which eight emojis we chose for each.
We’re using the Unicode standard version 14.0 emoji set. If you need to know whether a particular emoji exists, you can find that list here (spoiler: there is no emoji yet of an IV bag filled with coffee).
Are you required to use these clues? No. But without them, we’d say this challenge is boss-level tough. That said, give it a shot if you think you can. Just know these clues are here for you if you need’em.
You can also subscribe; we’ll just send you the answers in your welcome email.
Rory has to pick a sport to play at her new school, so she gets her grandfather’s help. Babette and Morey do love their Cinnamon. But what a shock when they have to say goodbye. Good thing the town is there for them. Rory celebrates her 16th birthday and experiences a first in the market near the ant spray. There is a quick holiday reality check for the Gilmore patriarch. Stella gets loose in Lorelai’s house with only a lemon lamp casualty. According to Lorelai, the perfect proposal should involve the number 1000.
Only Lorelai Gilmore would play dress up to build a house. The town finally deals with all the cars outside of Luke’s Diner. The girls head out of town on a road trip—but only if they can pick a location. A mother/daughter fashion show has Lorelai and Emily paired up. In the winter, the girls pay homage to Björk in hopes of winning a contest. Couples are pairing up for lunch, thanks to a bidding war in town. Jess does not want to eat his dessert with a spoon. And the books finally close for one Gilmore girl as she struts across the stage.
Rory and Paris are in the nation’s capital for the summer. Then Rory seeks help applying to college and meets a couple of competitive, Ivy League-bound kids. Lane is ready to stand out in the crowd… but not with this color. A new neighbor, Dwight, has very particular directions on his lawn, and Rory has to get help to shut it all off. Kirk takes his annual jog around the gymnasium (and his treasure to the diner the next day). The Gilmore Girls are world-champion eaters, so four dinners don’t seem like much. They’ll just skip the rolls. Careful not to walk too close to the lake, or you might get a black eye. And a surprise incident warms Lorelai & Sookie to the idea of buying a dragonfly.
The girls are back from Europe with lots of gifts and no totes to carry them. Moving into the dorms is quite an adventure for Luke and his truck. Kirk gets method in his role while Andrew is as still as a statue. Rory reviews what she’s witnessed but makes an enemy in the process. The Gilmores get up before 11 am on a Saturday. Luke must break into the church once more to finally put an end to it. Lorelai and Rory are so busy these days that they devise a plan to recognize each other when they go window shopping. Luke gets some help and finally sees her face while doing the dishes.
The Cider Mill has a grand opening in town, and Lorelai accidentally bumps into a kid. Luke and Lorelai go out for dinner, and he pulls out a scorpion! Whoa! She wasn’t expecting that! And it looks like it’s gonna be a landslide as the town selects, man. Sookie realizes she is expecting while a Mailer won’t order any food. Rory has a new adventure, taking her to great heights. Trouble arises, and the town is split. Whose side are you on? An old man leaves his possessions to the town, including one heavy ball that leaves its mark. And oh no! That was naut a call Lorelai was expecting.
June 3rd is the perfect date to make an appearance. Lorelai is missing her best friend, so she focuses on another. Rory becomes Emily’s insider at the DAR, spying on all the gossipers. Then comes the 21st, but it isn’t how she imagined it... not until she and her mom make it right on the second row of the Taj Mahal. Then comes Rory’s takeover of Paris, and she isn’t thrilled by the news. A romantic trip to the coast is planned—and a delicious meal, too. Freeze-dried spaghetti is not going to cut it. Lorelai usually knows how to paint the perfect party, but this time it backfires.
Rory is clearly in love and misses Logan already. His going-away-present has her up all night on the internet. The town stinks, thanks to a derailment. Lorelai and Christopher escape to Paris and wander the streets, where they can’t even find the makings for a sandwich. In Stars Hollow, the town gathers to raise money for another restoration. How much would you give per skein? Lorelai slips in a character reference on Luke’s behalf. Emily is going in circles while Richard is sick. Lorelai has car trouble, so she finds another way.
Stars Hollow has questionable service, so Rory has to carry a lot. Kirk & Lulu are proud parents now. Richard is still looking over the house... well, the living room. We travel back in time to experience the loss and all the feels. Lorelai contemplates her future and speaks to an old friend who is now in the business of making dynasties. Brian can have the extra room tonight but must be in tune first. When throwing out everything that doesn’t bring you joy, be sure to dress like Lorelai.
An international celebration is happening in the town square, and the Kims are there to represent! Rory flies back to London but decides not to write Naomi’s book, which has apparently turned into a children’s book. Kirk has made his next masterpiece. Rory visits her alma mater and speaks about the toughest class she took. Later, when everything they’ve been waiting for is on the line, Rory loses it. Lorelai, on the other hand (and foot), takes it all. In the end, Rory tosses everything she Says and returns to Stars Hollow.
Oh no! There are vandals loose in Stars Hollow! Extra Extra! You won’t read all about it! And did you know the girl who played Kinky Boots is in town?! Hopefully, Taylor keeps busy so he doesn’t wise up to the little secret in the alley—Lorelai enjoys a spirited discussion with Michel there. Later Rory gets some of her own spirited advice from an old friend. And the girls pay a visit only to find another typo. This is ridiculous!
Lorelai is a fan of the book, not the movie, so she packs up and heads west. She bonds with a group of women who have the same idea. Meanwhile, Rory reunites with some familiar faces. Lorelai has a revelation because of coffee and goes home. Rory finds a familiar place to write. The eldest Gilmore girl takes on a new life in Nantucket. The girls ride to the town square with Luke. And with a single turn, we witness the perfect ending created by Kirk.
Answers, Please! 🙏
A true Gilmore Girls fan probably has this solved by now, but if we stumped you on any (and we secretly hope we did 🤞), as mentioned above, we’ll send you the answer key as a thank-you for subscribing to the magazine. You’ll receive a link in the welcome email you receive. That link points to a grab bag full of all kinds of things we’ve given out here, so keep it handy because you never know what other surprises might show up on that page. Just don’t tell Taylor Doose that we gave it to ya, kay?
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More Fun & Games 🎲
If you enjoyed this game, check out our Star Wars-themed emoji search published last month. At Remarkist, we believe fun games like trivia, quizzes, scavenger hunts, and bracket challenges are just one way to celebrate your favorite fandoms. Not only do they test your knowledge, but they’re also an opportunity to connect with other like-minded fans trying to crack these puzzles. 🤝
And on that note, if you’d like to seek wisdom from others (or just gloat about your puzzle-cracking skills), you can find Gilmore Girls fans gathering on our Discord daily!