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5 March 2012 - 1:42am

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Can we use another guessing game? I thought this one might be fun, because we can think of anything "that exists in the universe," we are limited to "yes or no" questions, and players must guess within twenty questions or the poster wins.

Here are the rules:

First poster must think of something that exists in this universe. She may answer only Yes or No to the other players' questions.

First player begins the game by asking a yes or no question. The best questions to ask first are general ones such as "Is this a class of things?" or "Is this a unique item?"

Ask up to 20 questions to try to determine what the player is thinking. The classic Twenty Questions question is whether the object is an animal, vegetable or mineral but remember that things made of plastic or other man-made materials are none of these. (I have also heard, "Is it bigger than a breadbox," for a common Twenty-Questions question).

Ask questions such as "Is it alive or is it dead?" if you determine that the object is a living creature. You may also want to ask whether it is human or not and if so, whether it is male or female. Other good questions involve finding out if the object is famous or notorious or if it's someone in your direct acquaintance.

Answer ambiguous, non-"yes or no" questions by replying "I can't answer that question." You may also reply "I don't know" if it is a question you can't answer.

Win the game as a questioner if you can determine what the first player is thinking of before using up all of your twenty questions. The person giving the answers wins if no one is able to guess what she is thinking of.

EACH PLAYER IS ALLOWED TWENTY QUESTIONS, BUT MAY ONLY ASK ONE QUESTION AT A TIME, THEN WAIT FOR THE ANSWER BEFORE POSTING ANOTHER QUESTION.

Play this game with a small group for the greatest effect. This will allow the twenty questions to be distributed evenly among the players. If the group is small enough, twenty questions may be allotted to each of the players.

IN THE CASE OF CL, WE NEED A GROUP LARGE ENOUGH, SO COME ONE PEOPLE! LET'S PLAY MORE GAMES, HELP THE FORUMS BECOME MORE ACTIVE AND EARN THOSE CL CHIPS!!! Smile

Play the next round by letting the victor think of the next object for the other players to guess.

Information retrieved from How to Play Twenty Questions, E How, http://www.ehow.com/how_2044552_play-twenty-questions.html on March 4, 2012.

Tips: Ask specific questions to get the most revealing answers. Novice players tend to ask questions that could apply to some but not all of the object's characteristics and therefore may receive a misleading answer of "Yes

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5 March 2012 - 1:43am
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Okay! I am thinking of something that exists in the world.

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6 March 2012 - 8:25am
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Is the object most often used inside a house or home or outside?

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6 March 2012 - 5:57pm
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Has to be only "yes or no" questions. So the answer is "no." lol (Sorry!) Sad

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16 March 2012 - 1:05am
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Oh, silly me. Does the object cost less than $20.00?

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17 March 2012 - 5:02am
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No.

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22 March 2012 - 12:31am
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Is this item used in food preparation? This is a lot harder to narrow down than I thought. I need practice.

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22 March 2012 - 12:50am
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Re-read the instructions. I think it gives hints for breaking down 20 questions. We will get better at it as we figure out the rules. I remember people asking "is it bigger than bread box?" lol! years ago.

The answer to your question is no.

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22 March 2012 - 9:20pm
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Will this item fit in my car?

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23 March 2012 - 1:45am
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Yes.

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23 March 2012 - 3:57am
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Will this item fit in my pocket?

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23 March 2012 - 5:26pm
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No.

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23 March 2012 - 11:42pm
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Does it have electronic components?

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5. Does it have electronic components (I am going to start numbering so can keep track of how many questions are asked. I did not count the first one.)?

No, it does not have electronic components.

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Does it have a brain?

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24 March 2012 - 10:01pm
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Is this item of yours edible as in an item normally eaten?

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6. Does it have a brain? Yes.

7. Is this item of your edible as in an item normally eaten? No.

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Is it a domestic animal?

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26 March 2012 - 2:01am
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I'm so glad paulo is here to help out! The more the merrier.

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26 March 2012 - 3:33am
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8. Is it a domestic animal? No

I agree: the more the merrier. I wish MORE people would play ALL the games, as we have said before. It would be lots more fun if more joined in, but I am thankful for those who do. Smile

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26 March 2012 - 9:04am
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Thought it was a cat or a dog. Can't imagine what can be this thing that costs money and has a brain.

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26 March 2012 - 11:54am
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Is it concibed by two human beings? (⌒‿⌒)

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'Paulo, I did not say the item costs money. I said it does not cost less than 20 dollars. Remember I can only answer yes or no.

Cute picture, but the answer to your question is "no." The last question was getting warm (since this is our first game, I will give that small hint, lol)

We are now moving on to question number ten.

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The way I read those instructions is that every player has 20 questions.

Anyway here is mine: is it an animal?

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Is this something a person?

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Is this something a person?

I need some practice at this game!

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CL-Ed wrote:

The way I read those instructions is that every player has 20 questions.

Anyway here is mine: is it an animal?

I will double check on that, CL-Ed. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I haven't played this game for years.

YES it is an animal.

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Is this something a person?

No. (see above answer to CL-Ed, lol)

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CL-Ed wrote:

The way I read those instructions is that every player has 20 questions.

Anyway here is mine: is it an animal?

Checked this out, and according to Wiki, the answer must be discovered after a total of 20 questions are asked; total from ALL players:

Twenty Questions is a spoken parlor game which encourages deductive reasoning and creativity. It originated in the United States and escalated in popularity during the late 1940s when it became the format for a successful weekly radio quiz program.

"In the traditional game, one player is chosen to be the answerer. That person chooses a subject but does not reveal this to the others. All other players are questioners. They each take turns asking a question which can be answered with a simple "Yes" or "No." In variants of the game (see below), multiple state answers may be included such as the answer "Maybe." The answerer answers each question in turn. Sample questions could be: "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" or "Can I put it in my mouth?" Lying is not allowed in the game. If a questioner guesses the correct answer, that questioner wins and becomes the answerer for the next round. If 20 questions are asked without a correct guess, then the answerer has stumped the questioners and gets to be the answerer for another round."

That is how I am reading it anyway.

Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Questions on March 30,2012.

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is the animal normally used in Western cooking?

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12.

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is the animal normally used in Western cooking?

No.

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