Census Word Whiz -- game of matching wits & phrases -- game has a winner

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Nyota's Heart, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Word Whiz Survey:

    1) Time interval to PM host: 24 hours as before; change it to 48 hours.

    2) Y/N: In sign-up order, each player will take turns having to be matched by the others. E.g. Player #1 has to be matched by the other 5. But there's a twist: she/he gets a point for each match [face_dancing] So if three other players match, that player gets 3 points.

    3) Y/N: Each of the players who match the one whose turn it is gets a point either; in the above example, the 3 players who matched would gain a point.

    4) Your opinion: keep in/take out the missed number of rounds to be dropped rule for a player.


    5) Y/N: A reminder PM to the players before a new phrase is posted.

    6) Commens here: Rule Change if consensus is yes for item #2: 10 isn't the max score; it's the highest after 3 cycles through the signup list.


    7) Any other comments/suggestions on types/structure of phrases, etc.:


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    All comments appreciated and welcome.
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  2. Hazel Force Ghost

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    I had fun with this game. :D

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    Now, for the survey:

    1) Time interval to PM host: 24 hours as before; change it to 48 hours.

    24 hours seems enough.

    2) Y/N: In sign-up order, each player will take turns having to be matched by the others. E.g. Player #1 has to be matched by the other 5. But there's a twist: she/he gets a point for each match dancing So if three other players match, that player gets 3 points.

    Yes - that's good for spicing things up.

    3) Y/N: Each of the players who match the one whose turn it is gets a point either; in the above example, the 3 players who matched would gain a point.

    Yes, that?s fair.

    4) Your opinion: keep in/take out the missed number of rounds to be dropped rule for a player.

    This would depend on the rules changing as mentioned on item 6. If they do, than you either: keep it was it is if you have 5 or more rounds: decrease the number to 2 missed rounds if you have 4; or not apply it at all if you have 3 rounds.
    If you continue with the rule the way it is, than keep it as is.

    5) Y/N: A reminder PM to the players before a new phrase is posted.

    Maybe send a PM to the ones that are late sending their entries. It would not be as much work as sending to everyone.

    6) Comments here: Rule Change if consensus is yes for item #2: 10 isn't the max score; it's the highest after 3 cycles through the signup list.

    I?d go with 5 cycles. That way, and taking into account possible delays, we can have a new game on a weekly basis (if you go with 24 hours a cycle).
    But even if the rule doesn?t change, I?d still consider lowering the max score by half. It took us very long to finish this game (well over a month).

    7) Any other comments/suggestions on types/structure of phrases, etc.:

    You can have rounds for synonyms, antonyms, related words (i.e. bird ? dove, hawk, nest, flying)
  3. padawanlissa Jedi Master

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    Here are my thoughts on the survey:

    1) Time interval to PM host: 24 hours as before; change it to 48 hours.
    48 hours.

    2) Y/N: In sign-up order, each player will take turns having to be matched by the others. E.g. Player #1 has to be matched by the other 5. But there's a twist: she/he gets a point for each match. So if three other players match, that player gets 3 points.
    Maybe.

    3) Y/N: Each of the players who match the one whose turn it is gets a point either; in the above example, the 3 players who matched would gain a point.
    Yes

    4) Your opinion: keep in/take out the missed number of rounds to be dropped rule for a player.
    Raise it (maybe to 5) if the 24 hour time limit is kept; leave it as is if the time is increased to 48 hours.

    5) Y/N: A reminder PM to the players before a new phrase is posted.
    Only if there has been a longer than normal break between phrases. (i.e. if you are away for a long weekend, etc.)

    6) Commens here: Rule Change if consensus is yes for item #2: 10 isn't the max score; it's the highest after 3 cycles through the signup list.
    I think 3 would probably still be too long - maybe 2 cycles would be better?

    7) Any other comments/suggestions on types/structure of phrases, etc.:
    Play to a smaller number of points, especially if the current system of getting points is kept - maybe 5 or 7 points. Also, it would be handy if you indicated each round on the score list how many rounds each player has missed.
  4. Hazel Force Ghost

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    It seems my brain was playing a trick on me yesterday and I miscalculated some aspects of my answers :oops:. So I?d like to amend the following:

    4) Your opinion: keep in/take out the missed number of rounds to be dropped rule for a player.

    I think it should be kept.

    6) Comments here: Rule Change if consensus is yes for item #2: 10 isn't the max score; it's the highest after 3 cycles through the signup list.

    3 cycles are good. But even if the rule doesn?t change, I?d still consider lowering the max score by half. It took us very long to finish this game (well over a month).


    [:D]
  5. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Splentab stuff from both Hazel and Lissa =D= =D=

    Thanks also to Falcon who sent input via PM :)

    The suggestion box is still open. [face_batting]

  6. RX_Sith C&G Game Host

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    1) Time interval to PM host: 24 hours as before; change it to 48 hours.
    Yes, sometimes 48 hours would probably be better, especially on weekends.

    2) Y/N: In sign-up order, each player will take turns having to be matched by the others. E.g. Player #1 has to be matched by the other 5. But there's a twist: she/he gets a point for each match. So if three other players match, that player gets 3 points.
    Yes

    3) Y/N: Each of the players who match the one whose turn it is gets a point either; in the above example, the 3 players who matched would gain a point.
    Yes

    4) Your opinion: keep in/take out the missed number of rounds to be dropped rule for a player.
    Keep in

    5) Y/N: A reminder PM to the players before a new phrase is posted.
    N, they should be able to see that the thread was updated with a new phrase posting.

    6) Comments here: Rule Change if consensus is yes for item #2: 10 isn't the max score; it's the highest after 3 cycles through the signup list.
    I think playing to 10 is good enough

    7) Any other comments/suggestions on types/structure of phrases, etc.:

    Keep up the good games and challenges.
  7. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi:

    Wootness! New cycle starting with some rule changes based on the stellar survey comments.

    1) 48 hours to PM host completions for a given phrase.

    2) The type of phrase may be indicated: figure of speech, antonyms.

    3) Players will be allowed only four missed rounds. The number of missed rounds for players will be noted in the scores section.

    4) Scoring points: If the player whose turn it is to be matched gains 3 matches, she gains 3 points. Any of the other players who match one another even if it isn't the matching phrase gains a point.

    5) Game play continues through two complete cycles of the sign up list.

    Highest scorer at that time wins 24 hours of colors.

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    Example: player A who needs to be matched sends in get lost.

    Players 3 and 4 match one another with get smart and so each gains a point.

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  14. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Round One:

    peach -- in a figure of speech

    prj1 is the player to match.

    48 hours to PM.

    :D

  15. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi: Lands, no matches :eek: :p

    But some stellar send ins:

    like a peach - Fels.

    "He's a peach" - Daena.

    Just peachy - Falcon.

    Peachy keen - Nat.
    Peachy as pie - RX. Yum!
    Peaches and cream - prj1.

    Round 2 with Nat to match on green --

    48 hours to PM.




  16. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi:

    I've been [face_thinking] about speeding up the score gainage in the following ways, retroactive to the prior rounds in this game:

    1. Each player who sends in an answer gains a point, a reward for not missing LOL

    2. If he matches another player's answer, he gains another point = 2 altogether. I.e. if players 2 and 3 match one another, they both gain two points.

    3. The player whose turn it is to be matched doubles the total of number of matches: e.g. if she gets 3 matches, she gains six points, besides the one for answering in the first place :) so her total for that given round would be seven points.

    4. In case of a tie by game end, the first player in within the 48-hour time will double their final score; 10 points will become 20 total. :)


    o_O

    Comments?

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  17. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi:

    Wonderful submittals:

    prj1: green eyed monster

    Nat - green rider

    Falcon - sickly green

    Fels - green with envy

    Daena - green beans

    RX - green eggs and ham.

    No Green Lantern though LOL

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    Round 3 with Fels to match on: mirror --

    48 hours to PM; and remember!!!! the goal is to think of something others will likely match in lieu of the last cycle where the goal was to think of something akin to a rare entry.

    :D



  18. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Ah! Now this is the ticket LOL :cool:

    Phrase that matched: "mirror mirror on the wall" :)
    Matchers: RX & Nat & Fels. =D=

    Others: mirror universe (Daena) mirror reflection (Falcon)

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    Standings after Round #3:

    1. prj1: 3 points (for not missing any rounds)

    2. Nat: 5 points (for all the rounds & 2 matches)

    3. Fels: 7 points (3 for the making the rounds; 2 points for the matches, doubled)

    4. RX_Sith: 5 points (for all the rounds & 2 matches)

    5. JediFalcon: 3 points (for number of met rounds)

    6. Daena: 3 points (for number of met rounds)

    Round 4 with RX to match on: figure of speech with "home"

    48 hours to PM. @};-

  19. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi:

    Round 3 zipped by so fast LOL

    Now're 24 hours left for round 4 with home

    [face_batting] @};-
  20. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Happpy wriggles over the scoring and the phrases. :)

    Phrase that matched: "home sweet home"
    Matching Player: JediFalcon =D= =D=

    Others: "home body"-prj; "home home on the range"-Nat; "home is where the heart is"-Daena; and LOL "No place like Home"-Fels. :D

    * *

    Standings after Round #4:

    1. prj1: 4 points

    2. Nat: 6 points

    3. Fels: 8 points

    4. RX_Sith: 7 points

    5. JediFalcon: 5 points

    6. Daena: 4 points

    Round 5 with Falcon to match on: June ------

    48 hours to PM.

  21. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Falcon's phrase to match: June birthstone. =D=

    No one matched this one but 3 players matched on: "June bug(s)"
    Matching Players: Nat, Fels, & Daena.

    Other phrase: June Cleaver. :)

    * *

    Standings after Round #5:

    1. prj1: 4 points
    One missed round.

    2. Nat: 8 points

    3. Fels: 10 points

    4. RX_Sith: 8 points

    5. JediFalcon: 6 points

    6. Daena: 6 points

    Round 6 with Daena to match on: butterfly ------

    Deadline extension to send PMs, through Monday, May 30, 2011 due to the long week end. :D


  22. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Daena's phrase to match: "butterfly climate change"

    No one matched this phrase, but two players matched on "butterfly effect" - RX_Sith and Nat. =D=

    Others: butterfly kisses; butterfly wings; floating like a butterfly.

    * *

    Standings after Round #6:

    1. prj1: 5 points
    One missed round.

    2. Nat: 10 points

    3. Fels: 11 points

    4. RX_Sith: 10 points

    5. JediFalcon: 7 points

    6. Daena: 7 points

    Round #7 with prj1 to match on:

    hop figures of speech



    48 hours to send in PMs.

    :D
  23. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi:

    [face_batting]

    Got 50% of hop phrases LOL

  24. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi: Wow! Lots of players matched one another with "hop to it" LOL

    Those who did: RX, Fels, Daena, & Falcon.

    Nat sent in hop like a bunny ;) =D=

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    Current Standings:

    Prj1: 5 points.

    Oops, 2 missed rounds. [face_worried]

    Daena & Falcon have 9 points.

    Nat has 11 points.

    RX has 12 points.

    Fels has 13 points.

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    Round 8 with Nat to match on: cookie

    :)

    48 hours to PM.

  25. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Phrase to match: cookie monster [face_laugh]

    Players who matched: RX & Daena matched Nat.

    Others: Oreo cookie; smart cookie phrase matched by two players, who gain a point. =D=

    ~~~~~

    Current Standings:

    1. prj1 ? 7 points; 2 missed rounds.
    2. Nat: 16 points.
    3. Fels: 15 points.
    4. RX_Sith: 14 points.
    5. JediFalcon: 10 points.
    6. Daena: 11 points.

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    Round #9 with Fels to match on: bride, related words

    48 hours to PM. :)