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Balderdash - a game of deceit

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On 8/20/2016 at 11:33 AM, maurice_2.0 said:

Points are scored for guessing the correct definition, other players guessing your definition, actually writing the correct definition, and Player A scores if nobody guesses correctly.

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You do not score points for voting for your own "definition".  Chatter is encouraged.

These rules seem to promote chattering in support of your own definition to get more people to vote for it. It would look disingenuous if you argued for your own definition and didn't have your vote on it, but the only way to have your vote score points is if it's on the correct definition at the deadline.

Now how would one go about handling that conundrum if you wanted both to get as many points as possible both from swaying people to vote for your definition and also have a chance to guess at the right definition?

 

1.  School for Pokemon Beast Evolution
2.  Society of Parrot Breeders and Exhibitors
3.  self-performed breast exam
4.  Society of Peanut Butter Exporters
5.  Small People Big Emotions
6.  Super Pokemon Balderdash Extravaganza
7.  Society for Peace, Brotherhood, and Equality
8.  Serum Protein Binding Exam

 

Players:
dee -  picks 7
araver - picks #
plainglazed - picks 2
marksmanjay - picks #
logophobic - picks #
plasmid - picks 3
Nana - picks #
Framm -  picks #

My vote, which might or might not have anything to do with that.

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Voting for 8.

It can't be one of those with "of" since I've seen enough abbrev. With lowercase o in them eg School of Magic is SoM.

And I'd rather not bandwagon so please don't choose the same as me.

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Plenty of abbrev do drop lower case words. UCLA for instance, is not UoCaLA, it is UCLA.

I am torn between 1 and 2.

But I vote 2.

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1.  School for Pokemon Beast Evolution
2.  Society of Parrot Breeders and Exhibitors
3.  self-performed breast exam
4.  Society of Peanut Butter Exporters
5.  Small People Big Emotions
6.  Super Pokemon Balderdash Extravaganza
7.  Society for Peace, Brotherhood, and Equality
8.  Serum Protein Binding Exam

 

Players:
dee -  picks 7
araver - picks 8
plainglazed - picks 2
marksmanjay - picks #
logophobic - picks 2
plasmid - picks 3
Nana - picks 2
Framm -  picks 2

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Cycle 5A

CATEGORY - DATES

Question - January 12, 1964 (i.e. What happened on January 12, 1964?)

CYCLE 4B

MOVIES - Operation 13

1.  Civilians taken hostage during a failed drug bust try to win their freedom.
2.  A daring plot to free Guantanamo detainees is nearly successful.
3.  An actress becomes a spy during the American Civil War.
4.  A covert military operation that must be completed within 13 hours.
5.  An unlucky day in a spaceship.
6.  A documentary about a young girl who was undergoing her 13th operation in 5 years.
7.  A spinoff of Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, centered on the search for the 13th disciple in the 13th tribe of Israel on the 13th day of Christmas.

Players:
dee -  picks #
araver - picks #
plainglazed - picks #
marksmanjay - picks #
logophobic - picks #
plasmid - picks #
Nana - picks #
Framm -  picks #

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Correct Answer

2. Society of Parrot Breeders and Exhibitors

Cycle 3 Summary
 

Submissions

dee 6. Super Pokemon Balderdash Extravaganza
araver 8. Serum Protein Binding Exam
plainglazed 3. self-performed breast exam
marksmanjay  
logophobic 4. Society of Peanut Butter Exporters
plasmid 7. Society for Peace, Brotherhood, and Equality
Nana 1. School for Pokemon Beast Evolution
Framm 5. Small People Big Emotions
   
   
   
Vote Recap  
dee -  picks 7 , 1 point for plasmid
araver - picks 8 ,  0 points for self-vote
plainglazed - picks 2 , 2 points for plainglazed
marksmanjay - picks #  
logophobic - picks 2 , 2 points for logophobic
plasmid - picks 3 , 1 point for plainglazed
Nana - picks 2 , 2 points for Nana
Framm -  picks 2 , 2 points for Framm
   
   
   
Round Scores  
dee 0
araver 0
plainglazed 3
marksmanjay 0
logophobic 2
plasmid 1
Nana 2
Framm 2
   
   
   

 

Cycle3.png

Edited by maurice_2.0

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CYCLE 4B

MOVIES - Operation 13

1.  Civilians taken hostage during a failed drug bust try to win their freedom.
2.  A daring plot to free Guantanamo detainees is nearly successful.
3.  An actress becomes a spy during the American Civil War.
4.  A covert military operation that must be completed within 13 hours.
5.  An unlucky day in a spaceship.
6.  A documentary about a young girl who was undergoing her 13th operation in 5 years.
7.  A spinoff of Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, centered on the search for the 13th disciple in the 13th tribe of Israel on the 13th day of Christmas.

Players:
dee -  picks #5
araver - picks #1
plainglazed - picks #
marksmanjay - picks #
logophobic - picks #
plasmid - picks # 3
Nana - picks #
Framm -  picks #

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Still missing a lot of entries.  I hope its due to the long weekend (in the States at least)

 

So I will extend this cycle another 24 hours, and the following cycle will be 48 as well.  Then we'll be back on track.

 

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Cycle 6A

CATEGORY - WORDS

Question - zomothery

CYCLE 5B

DATES - January 12, 1964

1.  NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17.
2.  The first Super Bowl took place.
3.  Verrazano Narrows opens as worlds longest suspension bridge. 
4.  The Beatles play live on the Late Show.
5.  The Sultan of Zanzibar was banished from his country
6.  The Crunchy Captain's Cereal was renamed Cap'n Crunch.
7.  First successful test of the repaired alien ship that had crash landed at Roswell in the 50s.
8.  An avalanche buries a school, killing more than 100 children.

Players:
dee -  picks #
araver - picks #
plainglazed - picks #
marksmanjay - picks #
logophobic - picks #
plasmid - picks #
Nana - picks #
Framm -  picks #

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When I saw 8 I misread "buries" as "bunnies" and thought an avalanche sent a bunch of bunnies to kill school children. And then I remembered Anya singing "bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!"

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Correct Answer  
3. An actress becomes a spy during the American Civil War.
Cycle 4 Summary
 

Submissions

dee 5. An unlucky day in a spaceship.

araver  

plainglazed 2. A daring plot to free Guantanamo detainees is nearly successful.

marksmanjay  

logophobic 4. A covert military operation that must be completed within 13 hours.

plasmid 1. Civilians taken hostage during a failed drug bust try to win their freedom.

Nana 7. A spinoff of Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, centered on the search for the 13th disciple in the 13th tribe of Israel on the 13th day of Christmas.

Framm 6. A documentary about a young girl who was undergoing her 13th operation in 5 years.            

Vote Recap  

dee -  picks #4 , 1 point for logophobic

araver - picks #1 , 1 point for plasmid

plainglazed - picks #3 , 2 points for plainglazed

marksmanjay - picks #  

logophobic - picks #4 ,  0 points for own vote

plasmid - picks # 3 , 2 points for plasmid

Nana - picks #3 , 2 points for Nana

Framm -  picks #4 , 1 point for logophobic        

Round Scores  

dee 0

araver 0

plainglazed 2

marksmanjay 0

logophobic 2

plasmid 3

Nana 2

Framm 0          

       

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Edited by maurice_2.0

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Cycle 6A

CATEGORY - WORDS

Question - zomothery

CYCLE 5B

DATES - January 12, 1964

1.  NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17.
2.  The first Super Bowl took place.
3.  Verrazano Narrows opens as worlds longest suspension bridge. 
4.  The Beatles play live on the Late Show.
5.  The Sultan of Zanzibar was banished from his country.
6.  The Crunchy Captain's Cereal was renamed Cap'n Crunch.
7.  First successful test of the repaired alien ship that had crash landed at Roswell in the 50s.
8.  An avalanche buries a school, killing more than 100 children.

Players:
dee -  picks #6
araver - picks #
plainglazed - picks #
marksmanjay - picks #
logophobic - picks #
plasmid - picks #
Nana - picks #5
Framm -  picks #

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2 votes,  2 responses. 

 

I'mma give 24 more hours. 

 

I won't kill this game.   If 2 people wanna play I'll let them play it out.   Maybe I'll throw in my own BS response to mix it up. 

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