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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 #795 on: March 10, 2014, 11:31:55 AM »
eiffel tower?
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #796 on: March 10, 2014, 11:32:21 AM »
no

to all:  broader outlook

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #797 on: March 10, 2014, 11:50:10 AM »
New 15 min rule?  If there are no responses for 15 min, poster has to give a hint.

hint: The reason you pick some vacation spots is the same reason you'd go into a tall building.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #798 on: March 10, 2014, 11:51:16 AM »
Fun?
Scary?
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #799 on: March 10, 2014, 11:52:43 AM »
meh,  but I guess you're getting closer.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #800 on: March 10, 2014, 11:53:33 AM »
thrill?
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #801 on: March 10, 2014, 11:54:57 AM »
no

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #802 on: March 10, 2014, 12:04:44 PM »
hint: why a TALL building?  what do old people want to see on vacation?

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #803 on: March 10, 2014, 12:05:12 PM »
Link= sightseeing

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #805 on: March 10, 2014, 12:14:01 PM »
Sport?

word #1 - vacation spot
word #2 - ?

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #806 on: March 10, 2014, 12:22:42 PM »
Word#1 vacation spot
word #2 instrument

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #807 on: March 10, 2014, 12:23:16 PM »
I've gotta meeting now for the next 30 min

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #808 on: March 10, 2014, 12:24:55 PM »
you mean ppl actually get work done around here?

dw, we'll wait for you. Maybe you'll have a list of guesses to respond to! :)
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #809 on: March 10, 2014, 12:25:38 PM »

In the meantime....1. Shall we say hints should be given after....4 'no's or 15 minutes, whichever comes first if at least ONE player wants it.
a.  This hastens the turn for a "Wordmaster" if he wants to leave already.
b.  This allows multiple people to play before a hint is given (at a more advanced level if chosen).
c.  This gives time for someone to handle a distraction and still be in the game.


2.  Hints will be given ANY time ALL players request.
a.  This way the game will flow based on the level of the players, not the 'WordMaster'.


Thoughts?