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Did you just... (Forum Game)
« on: November 26, 2016, 06:20:28 AM »
So my wife gave me an idea for a forum game. I'll ask a question as if I'm watching someone playing a game, and then everyone tries to guess what game is being played based on that question.  First person to guess correctly gets to ask the next question.  I'll start us off with my wife's real question:

Did you just blow up a piece of poop?

Technically this belongs in the board games section, but since it's so video game centric I thought it might have a better life here.

EDIT EDIT:  Ideally I'd say you can only guess once per round, but I don't know how many people will be playing.  So for now we'll say you can only guess once per hour per question, to give others a chance to chime in.

EDIT: To expedite things, when you give an answer, ask your next question in a spoiler tag.  That way if you win the round, the OP can quote you to keep the game moving, instead of waiting for your response.  For example:
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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 06:33:49 AM »
Example Answer:

Super Mario Brothers

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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 06:37:37 AM »
Example Answer:

Super Mario Brothers

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That's wrong!  But since this is an example, I'll post the question you have spoilered anyway. 

This is an example question?


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 08:43:44 AM »
The Binding of Isaac?

So do I post a new question now, or wait until I hear whether that's right or not?

BTW, I'm involved in a VERY long running game on the Classic Gaming board at GameFAQs called "What Game Was That?" where we post trivia and/or puzzle solving type questions, much like this. You might want to check it out. I go by CJones there, same as here.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/204-classic-gaming/74447649

AND the "Lightning round" version for which I'm currently giving the clues:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/204-classic-gaming/74447649


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 09:11:25 AM »
The Binding of Isaac?

So do I post a new question now, or wait until I hear whether that's right or not?

BTW, I'm involved in a VERY long running game on the Classic Gaming board at GameFAQs called "What Game Was That?" where we post trivia and/or puzzle solving type questions, much like this. You might want to check it out. I go by CJones there, same as here.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/204-classic-gaming/74447649

AND the "Lightning round" version for which I'm currently giving the clues:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/204-classic-gaming/74447649

Very cool.  I'll check that out. 

And you are correct!  So go ahead and ask the next question. 

My suggestion was that everyone who guesses an answer should ask a question in a spoiler tag along with their guess.  That way when the original poster quotes the correct answer, they can take the next question out of the tag, instead of waiting for the winner to post the question afterward.  The spoiler tag is just to hide your question so you can use it later on if you didn't guess the right answer.

If anyone has a better suggestion as to how the game should run, I'm all ears.  But I think it'll be clear once we do a round or two as an example.

Ideally I'd say you can only guess once per round, but I don't know how many people will be playing.  So for now we'll say you can only guess once per hour per question, to give others a chance to chime in.


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 10:44:04 AM »
Neat :) So our clues are supposed to be in the form of a question, right?

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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016, 01:09:07 PM »
Super Mario Brothers?

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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 01:42:18 PM »
Apologies. I'm pretty sick. Felt I should at least drop by to confirm that SMB is indeed correct.


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 02:16:09 PM »
Apologies. I'm pretty sick. Felt I should at least drop by to confirm that SMB is indeed correct.

No worries. In that case...

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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 02:04:49 PM »
Rocket League?

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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 02:35:52 PM »
Rocket League?

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Correct!  You're question:

Did you just get in a fight with a goldfish?


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 07:51:23 PM »
What am I supposed to do if no one answers?


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 08:42:23 PM »
What am I supposed to do if no one answers?

A question that I don't know the answer to. 

But I think I have an answer.  Is it Earthworm Jim?


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2016, 10:09:55 PM »
What am I supposed to do if no one answers?

A question that I don't know the answer to. 

But I think I have an answer.  Is it Earthworm Jim?

It is!  :highfive:

It's hard for me to gauge how difficult clues should be in games like this. I've been playing "What Game Was That?" on GameFAQs for years, as have most of the people playing. We make it intentionally difficult.


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Re: Did you just... (Forum Game)
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2016, 05:44:29 AM »
What am I supposed to do if no one answers?

A question that I don't know the answer to. 

But I think I have an answer.  Is it Earthworm Jim?

It is!  :highfive:

It's hard for me to gauge how difficult clues should be in games like this. I've been playing "What Game Was That?" on GameFAQs for years, as have most of the people playing. We make it intentionally difficult.

Considering we're the only ones playing, I'd say we can make it pretty difficult.

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