Author Topic: The Points Game  (Read 116394 times)

Mandle

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The Points Game
« on: 18 Sep 2015, 00:47 »
This is a game I invented and ran in a game forum years ago. As it was quite successful I'm resurecting it here:

The rules are simple:

Each time a new round starts I come up with a new secret rule/set of rules for that round.

Participants post some text (please limit to 2 lines max per post). The text can be anything, but actual sentences are cooler than just strings of characters.

I then give each post a number of points based on the secret rule/rules for that round.

The object is to figure out the secret rule(s) and post the correct answer first.

Please begin such solution posts with "SOLUTION:" to avoid confusion. Oh, and also please only post a single solution at a time and wait for the host's reply before posting another. Multiple solutions in a single post will be ignored.

A basic example:

Player A's post: The pope walks into a bar and orders a drink.
Host's post: 5 pts
Player B's post: I don't understand how to play this game. Can you explain again?
Host's post: 7 pts
Player C's post: SOLUTION: One point is given for each letter "a" in the post.
Host's post: Player C is correct! New round starts!

This was only a basic example for clarity. Actual rounds will get more complex than just counting up a certain letter.

Feel free to post even if there are already posts waiting on scores: I will get to them all together.

At first I think I will run the game as Host for a few rounds until everyone is up to speed and then open it up for others to host.

ROUND #1 BEGINS NOW!

The Leaderboard below shows how many times the player named has won a round:

--------LEADERBOARD--------

Stupot: 4
AnasAbdin: 2
Wyz: 1

I'm also going to try to keep track of every rule-set that has been solved so there is not a lot of repetition:
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Round #1: One point for every two-letter word.
Round #2: One point for every letter that has a tail.
Round #3: One point for every common noun.
Round #4: One point for each "h" added to another letter if that changes its pronunciation.
Round #5: One point for every word containing three or more different vowels.
Round #6: One point for each consecutive letter in alphabetical order, spaces disregarded.
Round #7: One point for each time the last english alphabet letter in the previous non-host post appears in the post being scored.
Round #8:
Round #9:
« Last Edit: 05 Oct 2015, 13:19 by Mandle »

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #1 on: 18 Sep 2015, 01:18 »
So this is the begining!

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #2 on: 18 Sep 2015, 01:22 »
Or at least a new reboot of something begun long ago!

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #3 on: 18 Sep 2015, 01:54 »
selmiak: 2 pts

Baron: 3 pts

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #4 on: 18 Sep 2015, 04:59 »
I have a sneaking suspicion this will score 5.

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #5 on: 18 Sep 2015, 05:04 »
Gurok: 0 pts

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #6 on: 18 Sep 2015, 07:57 »
Solution(?): Is it that one point is being scored for every two-letter word?

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #7 on: 18 Sep 2015, 08:37 »
Solution(?): Is it that one point is being scored for every two-letter word?

Correct!!! (Easy rounds to start with of course, but well done!)

Round #2 Begins!

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #8 on: 18 Sep 2015, 09:24 »
Round 2 entry:

I am confused, is the rule now set by Mandle or Stupot+

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #9 on: 18 Sep 2015, 10:04 »
I would guess Mandle from the opening post?

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #10 on: 18 Sep 2015, 11:28 »
AnasAbdin: 3pts

Intense Degree: 4 pts

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #11 on: 18 Sep 2015, 11:35 »
SOLUTION: One point is given for each word containing more than 4 letters in the post?

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #12 on: 18 Sep 2015, 12:28 »
SOLUTION: One point is given for each word containing more than 4 letters in the post?

Nope.

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #13 on: 18 Sep 2015, 12:54 »
Solution - one point for each occurrence of the letter "e"?

GAH I can't count... :-[

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #14 on: 18 Sep 2015, 13:12 »
Should I post something else to improve the chance of successfully finding an answer?

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #15 on: 18 Sep 2015, 13:54 »
Perhaps you should!

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #16 on: 18 Sep 2015, 15:01 »
Are you counting all words in a post, including Anas's "Round 2 entry:" part, or would that be omitted from play?

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #17 on: 18 Sep 2015, 15:40 »
Crimson Wizard: 5pts

CaptainD: 2 pts

Stupot: 8 pts

RULE CLARIFICATION: The entirity of every post except for ones beginning with the word Solution (or those exceeding the maximum of 2 lines) are tallied...

EDIT: OOPS!!! Sorry...Stupot's score was actually 8 pts....not 7 pts ....I goofed....
« Last Edit: 20 Sep 2015, 02:39 by Mandle »

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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #18 on: 19 Sep 2015, 13:38 »
Either Mandle can't count or I still have no clue on how CaptainD can have 2pts or...
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Re: The Points Game
« Reply #19 on: 19 Sep 2015, 14:12 »
I've got a theory, but it doesn't quite work with one of the posts, so I'm going to save it.