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I presume if this happens, both answers are included as choices for the player whose turn it is to choose. What we do if we think an answer will be common is to try and write the neatest, or even better draw some cute artwork to go with it, to try and get our answer to stand out

Just kind of rambling randomly...
 
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I was taught that the answer boards are stacked face down in the center as they come in, with the quickest being first. When all answers are in you flip the entire stack and read them in the order they were produced. A later answer that duplicates an earlier answer is removed from consideration

Don't know if that is official, and it never came up in the game we played.

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We play with all answers face up - 2nd answer in gets to take their board back & come up with a new answer. No one is eliminated.
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The FAQ answers this question as "Only the first answer on the table counts. The other player must write a new answer."

So we toss our answers face-up on the table and say it out loud as we do. Thus,it is clear what already has been submitted.

Likewise we have no player elimination, they just have to come up with a new answer.
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wyldeoak wrote:
The FAQ answers this question as "Only the first answer on the table counts. The other player must write a new answer."

So we toss our answers face-up on the table and say it out loud as we do. Thus,it is clear what already has been submitted.

Likewise we have no player elimination, they just have to come up with a new answer.


This is the correct way to do it. They all go in face-up, and those who toss out an answer already on the table must come up with a new one.

Also, it's up to the judge to determine if 2 similar answers are, in fact, the same. If he says they are, the second player to put one out has to redo theirs.

Lastly, the last player to put an answer out may decide not to write one at all. That player still gets to place chips.
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wyldeoak wrote:
The FAQ answers this question as "Only the first answer on the table counts. The other player must write a new answer."

So we toss our answers face-up on the table and say it out loud as we do. Thus,it is clear what already has been submitted.

Likewise we have no player elimination, they just have to come up with a new answer.


I was taught the game at Origins by Dominic and Satish (the designers). This is how they taught it.
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jeffwolfe wrote:
wyldeoak wrote:
The FAQ answers this question as "Only the first answer on the table counts. The other player must write a new answer."

So we toss our answers face-up on the table and say it out loud as we do. Thus,it is clear what already has been submitted.

Likewise we have no player elimination, they just have to come up with a new answer.


I was taught the game at Origins by Dominic and Satish (the designers). This is how they taught it.


Ditto. That's how I learned it at Dom's house at WedCon.
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Ah, whoops, didn't realise it was covered in the FAQ. That's cool.

Anyway, you might like our way as a variant... For the most stupid person on the planet question, I drew a small shrub, and my answer got chosen

Also, we borrow from apples to apples that the last player to submit an answer gets theirs automatically rejected. I love that rule, otherwise, with the people we play with, the game would take about three hours to play.
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Balfa wrote:
For the most stupid person on the planet question, I drew a small shrub, and my answer got chosen


They probably thought it was a W bush.
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I think a fun variant might be to have the players draw pictures instead of write words. I'll have to try that.
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2nd answeris surely sent back and the person has to write a different one.
 
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jeffwolfe wrote:
I was taught the game at Origins by Dominic and Satish (the designers). This is how they taught it.

Same here (I played this at Origins 2009). I picked up a copy (at a discount, thanks to scrip I earned at the previous night's Wits and Wagers event).

I'll definitely be pulling this one out at social gatherings.
 
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I think a fun variant might be to have the players draw pictures instead of write words. I'll have to try that.

I've heard that this is an option during the Say Anything! event run at Origins as part of the Origins After Dark program. It's limited to people 18 and over (yes, ID is checked).
 
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wyldeoak wrote:
The FAQ answers this question as "Only the first answer on the table counts. The other player must write a new answer."

So we toss our answers face-up on the table and say it out loud as we do. Thus,it is clear what already has been submitted.

Likewise we have no player elimination, they just have to come up with a new answer.


At first I thought that I had responded to this, but I guess my old avatar has just made its way through the recycle bin.
 
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