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NEW GAME - MISSING LINK - A Creative Thinking Game of Associations

(NOTE: This thread is for THIS game ONLY.  All other games can be played here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34043.0)

Rules:
1.  You need to figure out the ONE or TWO word Missing Link which connects two separate game words, word1--> Missing Link--> word2.

2.  The Missing Link must be somehow associated to word1 AND to word2.  (see examples below)

3.  Any member can guess the Missing Link by posting this:  link="Missing Link guess"?

4.  The Poster of the correct Missing Link gets to post the new word2 in the following format:
  • word1= "old word2"
  • word2= "OP's new word"
5.  The Poster of word2 is encouraged to give hints if members have difficulty finding the Missing Link (until it is so easy that a member gets it).

6.  In case the current OP of the riddle is offline or not responding, any logical Missing Link guess that is posted and then seconded
     by another member is good enough to win that riddle.  The OP member who thought of the link can CMIIW.  This way we don't have to wait.

7.  3MR=The 3 Minute Rule:  The member correctly guessing the Missing Link has 3 minutes to post word2, otherwise any member may post it in order to keep the game flowing.



This is not just a free flow association game, but rather, each pair of words is its own new, challenging riddle to be solved before continuing.

Example:   If Riddle#1 were "Sunday-->Superbowl-->cereal"   then   Riddle#2 could be "cereal-->spoon-->fork"
       In Riddle#1, if a member correctly guesses the Missing Link for word2 of "cereal", then "cereal" now becomes new word1 in Riddle#2.
       The member then thinks of a Missing Link to a new word2 and posts the new word2.   (The guessed link DOES NOT become word2.) 

Possibilities:
Word1Word2LinkLevel
cereal,fork-you eat cereal with a spoon, which is a utensil just like a fork (easy)
cereal,cow-you eat cereal with milk, which comes from a cow (easy)
cereal,soup-you eat cereal in a bowl, as you do soup (easy)
cereal,lane-you eat cereal in a bowl, and you bowl down a lane (moderate)
cereal,hear-cereal starts with "see", which is one of the 5 senses, as is hear (moderate)
cereal,bounce-cereal ends with "roll", which is an action like bounce (moderate)
cereal,trout-cereal sounds like "sole", which is a fish, like trout (hard)
cereal,celery-cereal is crunchy, just like celery (hard)

Ready?  I propose we start off with easy/moderate until members feel comfortable joining.

NOTE: Players agree to ignore any posts that do not comply with the rules, and instead, to refer those posters to the wiki.
« Last edited by srap on February 10, 2017, 02:55:52 PM »

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2385 on: March 30, 2014, 09:59:51 AM »

(I'm tempted to quote Saver2000 but I won't.)
I NEVER would have guessed that
but it's all good - that's how the game goes!
:)
Come on, te word is one of the definitions of the link. Can't get more connected than that! :)

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2386 on: March 30, 2014, 10:00:52 AM »
Come on, te word is one of the definitions of the link. Can't get more connected than that! :)
Which word? Thin or strike?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2387 on: March 30, 2014, 10:01:40 AM »
Sorry  it's spare
ok, I get your thought process. 

I NEVER would have guessed that
but it's all good - that's how the game goes!
 :)
+1
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2388 on: March 30, 2014, 10:04:24 AM »

Which word? Thin or strike?
Thin; spare can mean  without fat/thin; as in a spare piece of meat.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2389 on: March 30, 2014, 10:05:44 AM »
Which word? Thin or strike?
Thin probably.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2390 on: March 30, 2014, 10:06:57 AM »

Thin probably.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2391 on: March 30, 2014, 10:08:36 AM »
As in spare ribs?

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2392 on: March 30, 2014, 10:09:52 AM »

As in spare ribs?
Maybe that's where the name comes from.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2393 on: March 30, 2014, 10:11:26 AM »
As in spare ribs?
Interesting.  Why ARE they called spare ribs?  Because of Adam HarRishon's missing one?  Or the cow's missing ones?...  Can't figure it out.

ETA: German etymology.  Google can be awesome, I guess. (spare comes from 'sper' meaning 'spit' which is on what they used to be cooked)


Word 1= thin
Word 2=   ?
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2394 on: March 30, 2014, 10:15:19 AM »
I was thinking spear as in a long and pointy thin metal stick with a sharp end. 

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2395 on: March 30, 2014, 10:17:24 AM »
I was thinking spear as in a long and pointy thin metal stick with a sharp end.
I wouldn't doubt same etymology.  Spear= German sper=spit

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2396 on: March 30, 2014, 12:20:52 PM »
Word#1 thin
Word#2 poor
But I'm still proud to be from clev!

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2397 on: March 30, 2014, 12:23:06 PM »
Matzha

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2398 on: March 30, 2014, 12:24:23 PM »
But I'm still proud to be from clev!

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #2399 on: March 30, 2014, 12:36:28 PM »
Word#1 poor
Word#2 accepting