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The other thread made me wonder what the shirtest possible game time game could be.

Is there a game where each player just rolls 1D6 once each and whoever gets the highest win? Couod anything be shorter thsn that abd still be considered a game?

Hm. Maybe if you played that solo?

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Russian Roulette.
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Best of one Rock Paper Scissors is pretty fast.

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DAMMIT! I was over a year!!! But it certainly isn't the shortest game since I have been playing it for many years now.
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We Didn't Playtest This. Games generally never make it a full round and usually end with the first card played.
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Win, Lose, Or Banana is 30 seconds, if that.
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It is hard for a game to be shorter than the You Lose! game.
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Nuclear Winter (see link below) is pretty short: 4 or fewer d6 rolls. It's even shorter if you play with the optional rules (5.0 and 6.0).
http://www.costik.com/nukewin.html

But I would guess that a lot of the really short games are closer to jokes than to something anyone would play with frequency.
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Ecosmith wrote:
The other thread made me wonder what the shirtest possible game time game could be.

Is there a game where each player just rolls 1D6 once each and whoever gets the highest win? Couod anything be shorter thsn that abd still be considered a game?

Hm. Maybe if you played that solo?

Eco


The shortest playable game? Well, considering the audience, "I got your nose" never fails with some crowds...along with the expansion "Peek-a-boo".

Now, the SHIRTEST possible game would be Busen Memo
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I'd guess Ro-sham-bo. How long does it take to kick someone in the nuts?
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I'd guess Ro-sham-bo. How long does it take to kick someone in the nuts?



If you have been kicked by Chuck Norris...your nuts have already been kicked, your brain is just too slow to process the event.
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Russian Roulette.
Correction: semi-automatic Russion Roulette
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Black Omega wrote:
Now, the SHIRTEST possible game would be Busen Memo


That would be the least shirty game I know.
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Black Omega wrote:

Now, the SHIRTEST possible game would be Busen Memo


I think that would be the SHIRTLESSEST possible game.

Edit: Serves me right for opening too many tabs and replying before checking for updates/new replies....
 
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This is about the shortest game I own, we actually use this instead of a standard dice roll to decide first player.
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The shortest game for me was Bang! when I was killed before I got a turn. The rest of the players had at least one turn.
 
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One of the shortest games I have played is Blink, generally takes less than 45 seconds.

Edit: It actually claim's to be the "world's fastest game".
 
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klz_fc wrote:
Black Omega wrote:

Now, the SHIRTEST possible game would be Busen Memo


I think that would be the SHIRTLESSEST possible game.

Edit: Serves me right for opening too many tabs and replying before checking for updates/new replies....



I guess a quicker game than that would be Titty Grab
 
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The game of "Not It" played to see who pays the bar tab is the quickest I've played. Greatest part is that almost everyone wins!

In the same genre calling "Shotgun!" usually ends before I realize I'm even playing.
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Interesting candidates...

Blink - 30-45 seconds
Paper/Scissors/Stone - 1 - (theoretically infinite) seconds
Rock/Paper/Scissors/Lizard/Spock - As above, but shorter on average
"The Game" - Bad choice. Potentially fast, but some games last literally years. Most rules variations make it >15 mins virtually by definition.
Not It - Typically about 1-5 seconds
Shotgun - Depends where you define the start of the game. Debatable
 
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Playing Jenga with somebody with a tremor.
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van00uber wrote:
Playing Jenga with somebody with a tremor.

...on a cruise ship.
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Generala, a South American version of Yahtzee, has the magnificent rule that if somebody rolls a "General" (all five dice showing the same number) on their very first turn, then they win the game instantly and you stop playing.
 
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