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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 #1845 on: March 20, 2014, 02:53:01 PM »
I think the challenge of this game is to figure out in which direction the player's mind usually thinks. Reminds me of when we used to play 21 questions... the biggest clue was if you knew which kind of person the player generally respected/thought about.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1846 on: March 20, 2014, 02:57:46 PM »
link=ruler

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1847 on: March 20, 2014, 02:59:52 PM »
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers which can't be questioned."
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1848 on: March 20, 2014, 03:00:23 PM »
a doctor, a lawyer?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1849 on: March 20, 2014, 03:04:33 PM »
a doctor, a lawyer?

Nope and nope.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1850 on: March 20, 2014, 03:08:45 PM »
Link= fundamental

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1851 on: March 20, 2014, 03:09:34 PM »
Link: judge

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1852 on: March 20, 2014, 03:10:10 PM »
Link= fundamental

Getting there!

The answer is a homophone.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1853 on: March 20, 2014, 03:13:53 PM »
Getting there!

The answer is a homophone.

I can't think of any homophone to chief or to judge!  Do you mean synonym or rhyme? 

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1854 on: March 20, 2014, 03:15:04 PM »

Getting there!

The answer is a homophone.
Thought you hate puns ;).

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1855 on: March 20, 2014, 03:15:56 PM »

I can't think of any homophone to chief or to judge!  Do you mean synonym or rhyme?

I mean a homophone- 2 words that sound the same but have different spelling/meanings.

hint: think of the word chief as an adjective, not noun.
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1856 on: March 20, 2014, 03:16:19 PM »
Thought you hate puns ;).

Only bad ones!
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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1857 on: March 20, 2014, 03:21:04 PM »
I mean a homophone- 2 words that sound the same but have different spelling/meanings.

hint: think of the word chief as an adjective, not noun.
Never knew a homonym could be spelled the same.  Love learning new things.  TY.

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1858 on: March 20, 2014, 03:24:44 PM »
Homonyms are spelled the same (ie row and row) homophones aren't (ie gate and gait)

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Re: Forum Games: Missing Link
« Reply #1859 on: March 20, 2014, 03:25:52 PM »
hint: think of the word chief as an adjective, not noun.
Thoughts (for me and others to work off of):  main, primary, biggest, top, largest...
Nothing seems to connect for me with 'ethics'