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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.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12860 on: May 16, 2017, 01:08:55 AM »
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(I know it's dated, but I couldn't resist.)
I don't get it.  Am I not old enough?

ETA Got it with Mr. Google's help.   The Good Earth.

Nope.  You'll know it when you guess it.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12861 on: May 16, 2017, 01:14:04 AM »

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12862 on: May 16, 2017, 01:17:53 AM »
".איזהו חכם, הלומד מכל אדם"

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12863 on: May 16, 2017, 01:53:22 AM »
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Nice to have you back!  You're up!

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12864 on: May 17, 2017, 01:31:34 AM »
Word 1: earth
Word 2: dirty

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12865 on: May 17, 2017, 02:25:32 AM »
Word 1: earth
Word 2: dirty

Soil?
Sand?
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12866 on: May 17, 2017, 07:54:44 AM »

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12867 on: May 18, 2017, 04:01:16 AM »
".איזהו חכם, הלומד מכל אדם"

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12868 on: May 18, 2017, 08:18:44 AM »
Word 1: Dirty.
Word 2: Geek.
trick?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12869 on: May 18, 2017, 11:38:24 AM »
Word 1: Dirty.
Word 2: Geek.
Heap stack bug nibble worm troll

Hint?
AK,AZ,CA,CO,CT,(DE),FL,HI,(IL),ME,MD,(MA),MI,MN,MT,NV,NH,NJ,NY,OR,PA,(RI),TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WI,WY

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12870 on: May 18, 2017, 11:44:51 AM »
trick?
Were you reading word2 as 'Greek'?  That would have been good, otherwise I don't get the connection.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12871 on: May 18, 2017, 11:45:44 AM »
Were you reading word2 as 'Greek'?  That would have been good, otherwise I don't get the connection.
no, what's the connection between greek and trick?

I'm referring to all the computer / tech tricks that geeks know.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12872 on: May 18, 2017, 12:07:01 PM »
no, what's the connection between greek and trick?

I'm referring to all the computer / tech tricks that geeks know.
Oh, got it.  The Trojan Horse.


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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12873 on: May 18, 2017, 09:02:43 PM »
Nothing so far.

Hint: Link rhymes with one of the words.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12874 on: May 18, 2017, 09:03:58 PM »
Nothing so far.

Hint: Link rhymes with one of the words.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12875 on: May 18, 2017, 10:38:20 PM »
".איזהו חכם, הלומד מכל אדם"

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12876 on: May 18, 2017, 10:39:19 PM »
Once you gave that hint I knew that had to be it :)

word1: geek
word2: police
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12877 on: May 18, 2017, 10:40:56 PM »
Once you gave that hint I knew that had to be it :)

word1: geek
word2: police

Squad!
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12878 on: May 18, 2017, 11:07:09 PM »
Squad!
That was my guess, too.

Nothing so far.

Hint: Link rhymes with one of the words.
I tried every possible rhyme to Geek when you first posted the two words.  It didn't occur to me to rhyme to dirty!  Oh well.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #12879 on: May 18, 2017, 11:36:07 PM »
Squad!
you got it!
I tried every possible rhyme to Geek when you first posted the two words.  It didn't occur to me to rhyme to dirty!  Oh well.
I figured that there are so many things that rhyme with geek, that I should start with dirty first just in case
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