Balderdash - Phase II! Have Fun!

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LibriFoxy
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Post by LibriFoxy » February 23rd, 2010, 11:39 am

I'm going to set up a new thread for our next round, just so we have an updated players list and so new players don't feel initimidated by searching through 15 pages. :) Have fun!

To sign up to play, just copy and paste the player list below and once we reach 7 or more, we'll get started!

Instructions:

OBJECT OF THE GAME
1. To invent a phony definition for each word in play that could be mistaken by the other players as the correct definition.
2. To identify and choose the correct definition for each word in play.

PLAYING THE GAME

1) Whoever's turn it is chooses an obscure, unique, or interesting English word and posts it. Good sources are the Grandiloquent Dictionary or any Google search for "unique words"...that sort of thing. Please do not look up the word. It's crucial that no one knows the definition!

IF YOU KNOW THE WORD, please post in the thread immediately and the Turn Person will then choose another word. It's important to do this quickly so that others don't waste time thinking up a definition.

2) Everyone submits a made-up definition for the word by private messaging the person who chose it.

3)After everyone has had a chance to submit defs, the turn person posts the real definition along with the fake ones in a list.

4) Each player private messages their vote to the turn person. You're trying to guess which definition is the correct one for that word.

5) Once all votes are in, we are told the correct one and the turn person posts all the scores for that round!

SCORING RULES
1. One point is given to each player for every vote (or guess) his phony definition receives.
2. Two points are awarded to each player who chooses the true BALDERDASH meaning.
3. Three points are given to the Turn Person only if none of the players choose the true BALDERDASH (R) meaning.


We'll play until the first person reaches 25 (or 50) points! However long we feel like!!


Weee, let's have some fun!

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
Rosie in Boston

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Hazel Pethig
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Post by Hazel Pethig » February 23rd, 2010, 1:10 pm

I'm in!

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig

--Hazel
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Chelsea
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Post by Chelsea » February 23rd, 2010, 11:16 pm

Of course me too! :D

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
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Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » February 27th, 2010, 12:23 pm

Me, too .. sorry for the delay, I've been away on holiday for a week.

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Post by Julila » February 27th, 2010, 2:21 pm

I think I'm going to give it a try :)
Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

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Post by Hazel Pethig » February 28th, 2010, 8:32 pm

Here is the up to date list.

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
4. Peter Why
5. Julila

Any other players?

--Hazel
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Anriasia
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Post by Anriasia » March 2nd, 2010, 2:32 am

I'll play! Sounds like fun.

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Post by LibriFoxy » March 6th, 2010, 11:13 pm

Welcome, everyone! Here we are thus far:

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
4. Peter Why
5. Julila
6. Anriasia



Shall we begin? Wait for one or two more?
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tbarron
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Post by tbarron » March 7th, 2010, 5:39 am

I love this game! If it's okay for me to join, the list will be

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
4. Peter Why
5. Julila
6. Anriasia
7. Tom Barron
Tom

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Post by LibriFoxy » March 7th, 2010, 9:20 am

okay! We have enough to start! :D New players are welcome at any time!

Everyone, please PM me your made-up (but realistic-sounding) definitions for:

recumbentibus

don't look it up!!! :evil:


If anyone knows what that means, post here right away!! :D
Rosie in Boston

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Post by LibriFoxy » March 8th, 2010, 3:53 pm

We have a new player!

Players:

1. LibriFoxy
2. Hazel Pethig
3. Chelsea
4. Peter Why
5. Julila
6. Anriasia
7. Tom Barron
8. Aldark
Rosie in Boston

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Post by LibriFoxy » March 8th, 2010, 4:08 pm

ok, please PM me your guesses for which is the REAL definition of:

recumbentibus

1. A reclining chair
2. A contortionist who performs at a circus or other roadside attraction
3. A public transportation vehicle in which passengers in semi-reclined seats provide the motive force by operating a pedal-based drive system with their feet. See also, pedal-galley.
4. A knockout blow, either physical or verbal
5. Residing in a perpetually prostrate state
6. A public transport vehicle where the customers travel lying down instead of sitting
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Aldark
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Post by Aldark » March 8th, 2010, 4:23 pm

LibriFoxy wrote:We have a new player!

Players:
8. Aldark
Thanks!

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Post by LibriFoxy » March 10th, 2010, 5:13 pm

just waiting on chelsea and peter...I'll send out some PMs :)
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Post by LibriFoxy » March 12th, 2010, 3:37 pm

OK, here we are! We were missing one vote, but I think enough time has passed so I'm going to post:

recumbentibus

[Hazel] 1. A reclining chair

[Chelsea] 2. A contortionist who performs at a circus or other roadside attraction

[tbarron] 3. A public transportation vehicle in which passengers in semi-reclined seats provide the motive force by operating a pedal-based drive system with their feet. See also, pedal-galley. Voted by Hazel

[REAL] 4. A knockout blow, either physical or verbal Guessed by Julila

[julilia] 5. Residing in a perpetually prostrate state Voted by Tom and peter

[peter] 6. A public transport vehicle where the customers travel lying down instead of sitting


Points!

Julilia - 4! Took it away this round! :)
tbarron - 1
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