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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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1 April 2014 - 3:28am
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Does this item start with the letters s to z?

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1 April 2014 - 5:21pm
#1292

No

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2 April 2014 - 5:59pm
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Is this item used to open something?

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5 April 2014 - 9:49pm
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Good question, but no it is not.

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14 April 2014 - 6:53pm
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17.Is this item used to cook or brew anything?

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14 April 2014 - 11:20pm
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No it is not used to cook or brew.

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16 August 2014 - 6:00pm
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Lol, I actually REMEMBER this item. Quite proud of myself, as bad as my memory is sometimes. Any more guesses, CL Friends? 😉 🙂

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29 August 2014 - 1:04am
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1. Is the item smaller than a bread box? Yes
2. Does the item weigh more than a pound? No
3. Is the item considered a beauty product? No
4. Is the item considered a health product? No
5. Does this item need electricity to work? No
6. Does this item run on batteries? No
7-Is the item exclusively for women? No
8. Is the item usually found in all rooms of a house? No
9-Is this a kitchen item? Yes
10. Does this item make a noise when used? No
11. Is this item used in preparing food? (cutting, mixing as examples) No
12. Is this item used in preparing something to drink? Once in awhile
13. Is this item usually made of metal? not usually
14. 14. Does this item have a curve to it? yes

Do you even remember what the item is anymore?

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29 August 2014 - 1:05am
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15. Does this item hold something else?

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7 September 2014 - 11:45pm
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Umm....me thinks you ask difficult questions, lol

15. The item can hold SOMETHING, but I am not sure it holds something else?

Sorry - I am confused. lol