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5 March 2012 - 1:42am

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Hello Friends,

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!!! 🙂

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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30 April 2012 - 11:25pm
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Has the actor won more than two academy awards? I hope, I hope!

So sorry to disappoint. NOT more than two....

12. no.

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1 May 2012 - 3:00am
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Well that still narrows it down for me a little. I will think about it more because I don't want to waste my guesses.

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1 May 2012 - 3:19am
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Sounds like a plan, LM! 🙂

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5 May 2012 - 5:06am
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Does the actor's last name have 5 or more letters in it?

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13. Does the actor's last name have 5 or more letters in it?

Yes.

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6 May 2012 - 5:12am
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Is the actor still alive?

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14. Is the actor still alive?

Yes 🙂

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6 May 2012 - 8:55pm
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Great, I can cross quite a few off my list. I will be back later.

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Sounds good! You are doing GREAT! 🙂

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6 May 2012 - 9:18pm
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Was this actor born in the 1950's?

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15. Was this actor born in the 1950's?

Yes! 🙂

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6 May 2012 - 9:40pm
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Was this actor born in the month of July?

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16. Was this actor born in the month of July?

No.

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6 May 2012 - 10:04pm
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Is the actor Denzel Washington?

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Is the actor Denzel Washington?

YES!!! Great job, LM! You were very patient and asked perfect questions. 🙂

Your turn now, and let's see if I can be as smart as you. 😉

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And, BTW, he won best supporting actor for Glory, which is one of my ATF movies, and Best Actor for Training Day, when he should have won for Hurricane.

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6 May 2012 - 11:03pm
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I had to really think about how to narrow it down. I only had one more name on my list.

I am thinking of something in the world.

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6 May 2012 - 11:59pm
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Well, ya done good, lol.

1. Is this something alive?

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Well, ya done good, lol.

1. Is this something alive?

Thanks Hope.

1. no

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2. Is the item bigger than a basketball? lol

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2. Is the item bigger than a basketball? lol

no

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3. Is the item edible?

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4. Is the item bigger than a golf ball?

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4. Is the item bigger than a golf ball?

Per instructions........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.

4. I can't answer that question. Sorry

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You said it was not bigger than a basketball, so I don't understand why you can't say if it is bigger than a golf ball or not? See what I mean? It doesn't make sense to me that you can answer one of those questions and not the other? Just trying to figure out why, since you were able to answer the other question in relation to size.

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You said it was not bigger than a basketball, so I don't understand why you can't say if it is bigger than a golf ball or not? See what I mean? It doesn't make sense to me that you can answer one of those questions and not the other? Just trying to figure out why, since you were able to answer the other question in relation to size.

Yes, I know. To give you some insight, I guess it depends on how you define bigger. It really is a yes and a no answer. That is why I gave the answer I did. If I say too much more I will give it away. Maybe if your question is more specific I can answer better.

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Okay. Good enough. 🙂

I am going to think a while before I ask my next question.

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5. Is the object made of plastic?

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5. Is the object made of plastic?

5. no