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James Shriver
United States
Missouri
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8.5
Feb 2010
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Empress
Japan
Nogata, Nakano-ku
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7
Jun 2008*
A fun little game me and my writer friends like to play. It is fun to see what little drabbles you get from three very different people.
2008-06-07*
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Jason McCulley
United States
Greensburg
Indiana
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7
Jan 2013
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Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
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1024x768 works just fine - Don't Wide the Site!
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The Back Alley gets no respect.
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6.65
Apr 2010
I like the concept, but the challenge rules need a little tweaking. Might work better with fewer people (maybe even 2!). But the stories created are a lot of fun.
2010-04-12
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Molly Bloom
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6
Jul 2009*
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Phil Lacefield Jr.
United States
North Bend
Washington
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6
Jan 2009*
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Will M. Baker
United States
Alameda
California
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6
Jan 2009*
Production: Nice, usable cards, with words facing four directions to make them readable by a large group. The answer pads are lined, which is very useful. The box could have been half its size. The rules need several points of clarification, especially around challenges. Play: In some ways, this feels like a high school vocabulary quiz, where I must use each word in a sentence that proves I know the word's meaning. But it results in some fun little sentence scenarios and some interesting discussion about words. (2+1+3) (1 play)
2009-01-04*
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Sandy Stumpf
United States
Puyallup
Washington
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6
Dec 2013
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For Trade
Nick Fash
United States
West Hollywood
California
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6
Jan 2011
Also known as: the "Nick wins" game
2010-09-23
Conrad Engel
United States
Omaha
Nebraska
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6
Oct 2010
Doug Hoylman
United States
Chevy Chase
Maryland
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5
Apr 2009*
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United States
Saint Louis
Missouri
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Any game (except Fireball Island) in my collection is for sale. Please geekmail me with reasonable offers.
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5
Jul 2009*
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For Trade
April Hoch
United States
Washington
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5
Dec 2009*
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Brian Akin
United States
Floyds Knobs
Indiana
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5
Jul 2014
First played this July 6th, 2014. Creative game for kids to tell storied based on 5 point based (1-2) cards where you get 1 minute to write a sentense(s) using as many words as you can. The more in one sentense the more points (bonuses). You could write as much as you had time for. The sentences have to make sense though to get points. We gave the kids 2 minutes to write to level the playing field. I just wasn't into it though.
2014-07-16
kpasa man
United States
st helens
Oregon
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5
Sep 2014
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Nancy Canright
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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4
Dec 2005*
MaryAnn Guglielmo
United States
Rhode Island
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4
Feb 2009*
we definately had a lot of laughs playing this game, but it took forever to understand the general directions and it was very difficult to understand the scoring. Once everyone did figure out the scoring, using money for scoring seemed silly. It was also not a great party game as people without great 'word skills' dont play very well, and end up feeling stupid. We pushed it to the back of the closet for when we get sick of our faves once in a while.
2009-02-14*
Martha Barton
United States
Kalispell
Montana
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Nov 2013
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Greg Magne
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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3
Apr 2010
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Andrew Korson
United States
Kennewick
Washington
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Never trust the brute-force power of a computer network to do the job of a combinatorialist.
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3
Jun 2010
Owned
1603-1714
United States
Georgia
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Now I can add text to my avatar? Sweet! How do I do it?
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2
Dec 2008*
I really did not enjoy this game. To begin with, there wasn't that much fun to it. Sure, some of the stories were funny but most were either sensible or just stupid. But the real problem with the game is the lack of clarity in the rules. What is a story and what is not? What about run-on sentences? How can a word be challenged, only based on definition or proper usage? There were too many moments when disputes arose that should have been avoided with more precise rules. I will avoid playing this game as much as I can in the future. Too much likelihood of confrontation and not nearly enough enjoyment. I have too many other games I'd rather play.
2008-12-30*
Greg H.
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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...is a set of steak knives. Third place is you're fired.
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Nov 2011
Ugh. The game explainer mentioned that "it can double as prepwork for the SAT test." So, that gives you a sense of how much fun this game packs. "All the joy of SAT verbal preparation!"

Rules around scoring were pretty vague, and the whole game revolves around "I know more big words than you do." Not fun at all, and I'll subservisely try to guide "what should we play?" game choices elsewhere. (Or is it "Surreptitiously"?)
2010-06-12

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