Unique and Creative CAPTCHAs

Some of these creative and unique CAPTCHA’s can be downloaded or purchased so they can be used in your own projects. You could also use the very popular reCAPTCHA.


A great and intuitive idea for a captcha, designed and developed by Joss Crowcroft. In order to submit the form, you’ll need to copy the shape in the box, as indicated. If the shape is too hard to draw you can ask for a new one. The newest version even adds mobile support!

Creative Motion Captcha


Another great way to validate if your visitor is human. It’s like a submit button only with a safety check. The script shows you the icon you have to click. All you have to do is pick the right icon and you’re in. You can buy this script from CodeCanyon for only $4.

Image Captcha


This is probably my favorite captcha because it’s simple and easy to use. Slide the cursor to the end of the line to validate yourself. Similar to DISTCHA.

Sliding Captcha


Fun Captcha makes it fun to complete a Captcha form while maintaining the core functionality. Fun Captcha is designed as a game of Tic Tac Toe. The user is presented with an almost complete game and is asked to get 3 X’s in a row.

Tick Tack Toe Captcha

Drag and Drop CAPTCHA

Ajax Fancy Captcha is a jQuery plugin that helps you protect your web pages from bots and spammers.In order to do that you are asked to drag and drop specified item into a circle.

creative captcha

Drag and Order CAPTCHA

A similar captcha as the previous one. In order to pass the “are you human” test, the user has to drag the numbers from 1 to 6 into order.

drag captcha


This captcha is a bit more complex. It’s a WordPress plugin that will draw a random 5% or 10% resistor and four color band sliders beneath it. The commenter needs to match the colors on the sliders to the colors on the resistor.

resistor captcha

7 thoughts on “Unique and Creative CAPTCHAs

  1. Ist ja alles ganz lustig, aber wer auf Javascript setzt, kann sich Captchas in den meisten Fällen ohnehin sparen.

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