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Subject: Has this been done yet? rss

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Chuck Shea

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Super-mega-simple idea but wondering if it's been done already... (not sure how to google it).


Basically this:

1. Pick a player to be the guesser
2. That player writes a question down and shows everyone else that question
3. Everyone else writes an answer to that question secretly
4. Everyone puts their answer face down in the middle
5. The guesser shuffles the answers
6. The guesser then attempts to match the answer to the correct person and the guesser gets 1 point for each correct answer
7. Repeat
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Michael Bevilacqua
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Stephen Williams
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Appropos of nothing, but why is the first player writing down his question if he's just going to show it to everyone anyway? Why not just speak it aloud and then wait while everyone else writes down their answers?
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Robin Armstrong
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Other than the matching part, it's Say Anything
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Agreed, Say Anything is the game.
Say Anything is better though since there are multipe pre-set questions on each card.

If this is a game idea your looking at making, then, IMO, its pointless.
Sounds like something i can play with just paper and pen
 
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Russ Williams
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As an informal paper-and-pencil party/social game, this has existed for many years. I remember playing it with friends in the 1980s.
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It's also very similar to Things....
 
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Jon Moffat
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... and the Dictionary Game
 
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chris holmes
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More similar to Whoonu and Things though, where you are trying to match all of the answers to the player who said it, rather than just picking the one favorite.
 
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charcoales wrote:
Super-mega-simple idea but wondering if it's been done already... (not sure how to google it).


Basically this:

1. Pick a player to be the guesser
2. That player writes a question down and shows everyone else that question
3. Everyone else writes an answer to that question secretly
4. Everyone puts their answer face down in the middle
5. The guesser shuffles the answers
6. The guesser then attempts to match the answer to the correct person and the guesser gets 1 point for each correct answer
7. Repeat


i think you can still go with this idea despite of numerous similar games. But the condition would be to change the design in a way that adds a new and exciting mechanic to it. For example you could think of a way that the person who posed the question in the first place could deduct who answered what. That would be a lot more interesting in a way where there would actually be a bit more skill strategizing or thinking involved and would not be completely random guesses.
 
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Quote:
1. Pick a player to be the guesser
2. That player writes a question down and shows everyone else that question
3. Everyone else writes an answer to that question secretly
4. Everyone puts their answer face down in the middle
5. The guesser shuffles the answers
6. The guesser then attempts to match the answer to the correct person and the guesser gets 1 point for each correct answer
7. Repeat


Isn't this pretty much Dixit?

Dixit
1. Pick a player to be the clue-giver
2. That player announces a clue and tells everyone
3. Everyone (including clue-giver) picks a card to "match" the given clue.
4. Everyone puts their answer face down in the middle
5. The guesser shuffles the answers, and turns them face up
6. _Everyone_ then attempts to match the answer to the "correct person" (the clue-giver), and everyone can potentially score points for correct/incorrect answers.
7. Repeat

Wouldn't your game have a bit of "down time" as the single guesser tries to match the answer to the correct person.

And the more people that are in the game, the more "down time" there would be?

It might be a nice party game for a sleep-over, though. Good ice-breaker.
 
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Attika wrote:
Quote:
1. Pick a player to be the guesser
2. That player writes a question down and shows everyone else that question
3. Everyone else writes an answer to that question secretly
4. Everyone puts their answer face down in the middle
5. The guesser shuffles the answers
6. The guesser then attempts to match the answer to the correct person and the guesser gets 1 point for each correct answer
7. Repeat


Isn't this pretty much Dixit?

It seems significantly different from Dixit to me.

In Dixit, all other players attempt to guess which answer was the "clue-giver's" (and the clue-giver tries to make their clue neither too hard nor too easy).

In the unnamed party-game/activity, the clue-giver attempts to guess which answers belong to which players (and the players are not necessarily trying to make their answers hard or easy; as a social activity, they might simply answer the question honestly).
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