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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 #810 on: March 10, 2014, 12:27:22 PM »
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?
doesn't 1 contradict 2? Ie: 1: hint given upon request after 4 guesses or 15min. 2: hint given upon request anytime.

I like 1 better
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #811 on: March 10, 2014, 12:29:52 PM »
Yea, I think hints have to be given for the game to keep goin.  I have to leave my computer, so I didn't want my puzzle lasting too long.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #812 on: March 10, 2014, 12:30:41 PM »
C. Love how you refer to other business as DISTRACTIONS! 😄

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #813 on: March 10, 2014, 12:32:41 PM »

C. Love how you refer to other business as DISTRACTIONS! 😄
Go back to your meeting!

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #814 on: March 10, 2014, 12:33:40 PM »
You mean my distractions 😉

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #815 on: March 10, 2014, 12:38:17 PM »
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?
This is a different rule since it allows the PLAYERS to dictate the level of the game.  If the WordMaster chose a link that is too difficult (makes no sense or too advanced) then the game is able to continue.  Also, if there is only ONE player, the game will be played at his level!  If there are multiple players, then rule 1 takes over.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #816 on: March 10, 2014, 12:38:51 PM »
This is a different rule since it allows the PLAYERS to dictate the level of the game.  If the WordMaster chose a link that is too difficult (makes no sense or too advanced) then the game is able to continue.  Also, if there is only ONE player, the game will be played at his level!  If there are multiple players, then rule 1 takes over.
Ah - missed the ALL. Nice idea! Who determines how many players are involved at any given minute?
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #817 on: March 10, 2014, 12:39:07 PM »
C. Love how you refer to other business as DISTRACTIONS! 😄
You see where my mind has been this last week?.... ;D

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #818 on: March 10, 2014, 12:39:22 PM »
You see where my mind has been this last week?.... ;D
haha

Link: French Horn?
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #819 on: March 10, 2014, 12:42:23 PM »
Ah - missed the ALL. Nice idea! Who determines how many players are involved at any given minute?
Only those who post....If it's a newbie, then I think we should get him to post and help him along.  Rule 1: 4 wrong answers hints come, rule 2: if ALL players, ie the newbie and even another player who will forfeit his game and try to help the newbie by allowing hints.  I think its covered.  Thoughts?

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #820 on: March 10, 2014, 12:43:29 PM »
Only those who post....If it's a newbie, then I think we should get him to post and help him along.  Rule 1: 4 wrong answers hints come, rule 2: if ALL players, ie the newbie and even another player who will forfeit his game and try to help the newbie by allowing hints.  I think its covered.  Thoughts?
Think I get it...

how will all players ask for hint? One will ask and see if anyone objects?
bc there might be ppl watching but not posting until they have an idea.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #821 on: March 10, 2014, 12:46:17 PM »
Shall we include as 'player' anyone who has not yet posted, but says Umm..."(Let's think of a word here.)"
p.s. nice link...we'll see

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #822 on: March 10, 2014, 12:48:08 PM »
How about 'Missing'?  Afterall, he is missing in his posts, and then when one does post he says 'Link'!!


So any newcomer who has not yet posted can just announce he is there by posting:  'Missing=name' which enable him to be part of game.
OR  he justs posts:  anything!  He can just post 'hint' ...?

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #823 on: March 10, 2014, 12:48:58 PM »
Shall we include as 'player' anyone who has not yet posted, but says Umm..."(Let's think of a word here.)"
p.s. nice link...we'll see
Ok. Wanna update the wiki?

Rule #whatever:
Hints
A hint can be requested (and must be given) once 4 wrong guesses have been posted, or after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Additionally, a hint can be requested at any time, and must be given after 5 minutes passes from the request, assuming that no one objects.

What do you think? Should we make it 3 minutes instead?
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Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #824 on: March 10, 2014, 12:52:35 PM »

Too many rules!