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Can pain and fun go togeather?

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Dralius
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Question of the day: Can the threat of physical pain be used to make a game tense without people quitting? Wouldd they play in the first place?

Discuss among yourselves.

Kroz1776
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Have You Never...

Have you never heard of bloody knuckles? Or a more popular game where one person places their hands out palms down while the other places their hands palms up underneath. The person on the bottom has to try and smack the other person's hands without missing. If he misses then they switch hands. Whoever quits first loses.

There is a perfect example of a game that includes physical pain and yet is tense and engaging. Although I recommend not playing it with people younger than you. (By younger I mean kids)

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I am not familiar with that

I am not familiar with that game and happy not to grown up where it was played. I also imagine you would have a hard time selling a comercial version of it. I was thinking more of something that would not cause real damage like an electrical shock.

Kroz1776 wrote:
I recommend not playing it with people younger than you. (By younger I mean kids)

Good that you clarified that since most people alive today are younger than i am.

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Ha ha ha!

Yeah, that would be hard to market seeing as all you need is another player with hands. It's a pretty fun game because you're focusing more on getting in a quick slap on the hand that connects rather than hurts. It's like slowing turning up the heat on a frog until you cook it. Except you don't slowly increase the power of your slaps.

Another one I've seen is dead arm where two guys will punch each other in the arm with a quick jab until one arm goes "dead." I've never played that one, I find the hand one actually has skill and deals with speed.

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There's a game publicly

There's a game publicly published called "ughitect" or something like that. You are cave men trying to get your partner to build a building with blocks. You can only communicate by hitting them in the head with a plastic club. Its a terrible game, but its been professionally scone so it's possible.

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Watch It Played!

drunknmunky wrote:
There's a game publicly published called "ughitect" or something like that. You are cave men trying to get your partner to build a building with blocks. You can only communicate by hitting them in the head with a plastic club. Its a terrible game, but its been professionally scone so it's possible.

I hear it's really fun to watch it be played! Watching a bunch of people hitting each other with plastic clubs yelling ugh would be funny.

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Asses Up, Slap Fight, Bloody

Asses Up, Slap Fight, Bloody Knuckles, Paintball, Box War/Shoves, Gay Chicken (usually ends in violence depending on players), That shocker game they used to carry in spencers. I'm sure there's more.

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Painstation!

I thoroughly enjoyed this video game at the computer game museum in Berlin. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=painstation&sm=3

Basically like Pong but you get hurt in different ways when you mess up.

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