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Mads321
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Hi

I have a party game in progress, that relies on "questions" (or scenarios), that the players can react to each turn.

The idea is, that a player draws a card with a question/scenario, reads it out loud, and then chooses a reaction-card to the question/scenario. There are 7 different reactions players can choose. The other players will then have to guess the players reaction to the question/scenario.

Examples of such:

- You accidentally farted loudly in an elevator full of strangers
- You found out you were adopted
- You see a homeless person with a sign that says “I bet you can't hit me with a quarter”.

Now, I need apporx. 100 different questions/scenarios, but I'm stuck at 70.

So I need your help to come up with funny/mind bogglin' questions/scenarios.

Any thoughts?

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comedies and telefilms can

comedies and telefilms can help you. the films of the Coen brothers.
situations with ex-boyfriends, boss, mother-in-law, to school.

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Sounds like a lot of fun. Do

Sounds like a lot of fun. Do you make up the reaction or read it from the card?

How about:

-You wake up and it's 1985
-Due to an unfortunate mixup a the hospital when you were born, you find out your fiancé is your twin brother/sister.

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Khoril wrote:comedies and

Khoril wrote:
comedies and telefilms can help you. the films of the Coen brothers.
situations with ex-boyfriends, boss, mother-in-law, to school.

- I already did! Lots of it! But if I had to see 1200 hours of movies, it would just take to much time. So i tried to remember funny/unusual situations from movies etc. I have already seen - but of course i cannot remember all the (relevant) situations. This is where I hope you guys could help me out!

NewbieDesigner wrote:
Sounds like a lot of fun. Do you make up the reaction or read it from the card?

How about:

-You wake up and it's 1985
-Due to an unfortunate mixup a the hospital when you were born, you find out your fiancé is your twin brother/sister.

Thank you! That's a good one. I'll use it!

To clearify: You draw a card, read what it says, and then you have to choose between 7 different reactions (on 7 different reaction-cards). All players have the same reaction-cards, so the player who got the "question" chooses one of the 7 cards and puts it (face down) on the table. The other players then also pick one of 7 cars from their hand, and put it (face down) on the table.

There is of course more to it than this, but I am satified with the mechanics, so i just need some more questions/scenarios..

Hope you can undertand what i mean - if not, please feel free to ask further questions.

Thank you both!

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What is the player count and

What is the player count and have you contacted any publishers?

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NewbieDesigner wrote:What is

NewbieDesigner wrote:
What is the player count and have you contacted any publishers?

I didn't contact any publishers (since the game isn't complete yet - need at least 100 questions/scenarios).

It can be played by 2-6 players (but is easily adapted for more players)

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Like most party games, I

Like most party games, I can't imagine it would be any good with two. Have you named it yet? How about "Reactions"? :-)

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NewbieDesigner wrote:Like

NewbieDesigner wrote:
Like most party games, I can't imagine it would be any good with two. Have you named it yet? How about "Reactions"? :-)

Yes, I have a name for it. "Reactions" would be a quite obvious name. But in my case, I actually have the game "setting" in a somewhat "unique" universe, that i have yet to see a game "exploit". For the same reason, I cannot disclose exactly that the name or the "universe" is, or the name for that matter, as they are very closely related. But it should be familiar to a large crowd.

Thanks for the suggestion though! I really, really apperciate it. I won't forget!

A 2 player "party game" sounds trivial, boring, dry.. i will agree to this point.. However the game IS playable by 2 players, even though it wouldn't be as exciting as with, say 5 players, it is (mechanically) possible to play it with just 2 players. And say you are on a date, I bet this would be an excellent way to disclose "secrets" about your date, that you would have otherwise have to wait to maybe 4-5 dates to find out.

I guess you could argue, that the game is an accelerator, in terms of getting to know each other.

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Some ideas

You were offered a high-paying job working for the mafia.
You were offered a volunteer position planting trees in de-forested areas.
You were offered an all expenses paid trip to Syberia for 6 months, with no option to return early.
Your young child was convicted of stealing $2 worth of candy.
Your teenage child asked to borrow your car to go to a friend's 18th birthday party.
You found out your child has accumulated a $5000 debt buying stuff online.

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Odd

You and your army get involved in a land war in Asia.

Your mom calls from Santiago Chile twelve days after defrauding her bridge club out of $200k and blowing town.

You discover your parakeet will peck the logos of the winning teams for soccer games in the English Premier League and has been right 100% since the beginning of the season.

During breakfast your cat jumped on the table, spilled your coffee all over your newspaper, and the resulting stain looked exactly like Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

After ordering two tacos from your favorite taco truck, the proprietor asks you if you want to buy a paintbrush made from ocelot whiskers.

You find your idea for walrus tusk scabbards has already been patented.

A short circuit in your steering wheel causes the horn to honk every time you turn left while driving.

That weird guy down the street is using a trebuchet to launch 4lb bags of almonds into your front yard.

Six pre-teen girls stop you in front of a gun store to ask if you'll buy some chocolate bars shaped like assault rifles to fund their trip to the Arm The Girl Scouts symposium.

House of Loaf expands their menu to 36 varieties of meatloaf, up from 28.

Shortly after being gored by a jackalope during a trip to Mt. Rushmore, a sasquatch gives you a first aid kit and a Canadian pharmacy card.

"600 Ways To Serve Hummus" becomes a best-selling book.

The FDA announces that LSD cures Alzheimer's so grandpa has been wearing tie-dyed shirts, staring into a lava lamp and listening to The Greatful Dead for a few days; he remembers everyone's name now.

Your new house has a broom drawer in the kitchen, for storing brooms laying down; pulls out about 5 feet.

When Neil Peart Brand Microwave Popcorn pops, it sounds like his drum solos. Now in YYZ flavor!

Upon hearing about the invention of the new seven blade razor with four lubricating strips, the third-assistant upstairs wine steward at your Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club goes berserk and attempts to shave the members of the Score Keeping Pencil Color Sub-committee with a digital Prussian wicket caliper and a old-growth Ponderosa pine resin bag while wearing nothing but a genuine Scottish MacClellan Clan tartan kilt and Italian black alligator roping boots.

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Great party game!

Seven reactions aren't enough, I think. Probably you have a different deck of reaction cards to answer annoying situations, moral questions, practical skills and general knowledge.

I can't help comparing your game with Say-anything and Say-anything-family-edition. In Say-anything players can show their creativity.

-regzr

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@ kos & Tob You both made me

@ kos & Tob

You both made me laugh a lot! There is both stuff I can use directly, but also stuff that inspired me to think about other stuff.

Thank you both!

regzr wrote:
Seven reactions aren't enough, I think. Probably you have a different deck of reaction cards to answer annoying situations, moral questions, practical skills and general knowledge.

I can't help comparing your game with Say-anything and Say-anything-family-edition. In Say-anything players can show their creativity.

The seven reaction cards should be enough. It depends on the question/scenario. If the reaction is too obvious to a lout read question/scenario, then it's no good of course, but some would be easier than others, which it's supposed to. I don't see it as a problem, but it might.. Guess I'll discover that during playtests. But thanks for the heads up!

As for Say Anything, I didn't know it until now (just looked it up). It is somewhat similar to my game. Thanks for pointing that out.

Wits and Wagers and Dixit are also somewhat similar, but again, not quite the same.

Tob
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No Prob

1. Plenty more where that came from.

2. A couple of my suggestions really happened to me.

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Some scenarios

You stand to inherit a million dollars, if you can survive a night in a haunted house.

A talent scout comes up to you and says you're the perfect choice for a role described as "the love child of Frankenstein and Swamp Thing".

You're digging through junk at a garage sale and find a copy of Action Comics #1 priced at 10c.

Everyone in your neighbourhood is invited to the greatest party ever! Except you - apparently everyone thinks you smell.

After a mix-up while checking into your hotel room, it seems you've been mistaken for an undercover spy and now you're being chased across the country.

Mads321
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Very nice entries

ConMan, i like your proposals!

I didn't make my final list of these scenarios yet, and I can tell that at least a couple of your proposals are better than some on my list, so I'm happy to tell you, that I'll be using some of them :)

Another thing:

ANYONE who has proposed something that finds it's way to the final version, WILL BE CREDITED (a thank you and your username @ bgdf) somewhere in the rule book of the game.

Thanks!

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For Your Consideration

1. You find a long pubic hair on your delivery pizza.
2. Someone of the opposite gender enters your restroom as you are washing your hands.
3. You find a kinky sexual proposal in a pocket after picking up your dry cleaning.
4. You find your picture in a dictionary to illustrate the definition of a word you've never seen before.
5. The worm in your bottle of tequila smiles at you.
6. You walk into your local [insert chain store name here] and notice that everyone is looking at you.
7. You throw a ball into the bushes and your dog returns with a severed hand in its mouth.
8. The couple sitting in front of you at the movie theatre is having sex.
9. A stranger at the bus stop begins telling you the details of their prostate exam.
10. The morning after a binge of drinking, you cannot see yourself in the mirror.
11. You discover that your local sandwich shop has a menu item named after you.
12. When dressing, you discover that all your shoes are too small.
13. Reporters from "60 Minutes" are camped outside your home.
14. Lady Gaga has "friended" you on Facebook.
15. You notice your own obituary in the newspaper.
16. On vacation in a foreign country, people stop you to ask for your autograph.
17. You receive a much-delayed romantic letter from your high school sweetheart.
18. During sex, your lover calls out the name of a movie star.
19. Playing chess, your opponent says, "Check!" after every move.
20. You sneeze on your birthday cake.

Mads321
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Game now published - Thanks for helping

I'm happy to announce that the game "What Do You Meme" is now published through The Game Crafter website.

Thank you to everyone who helped out both directly and indirectly. You are mentioned in the Scenarios document (available for download the the game site).

You can have a look at the game here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/what-do-you-meme-

Thanks!

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Your dream job requires you to spend 6 months in prison first

Every dog on the street wants to hump your leg

Your left hand only works for half an hour a day

Red food makes you shit blood

Being horizontal is so stressful it requires a lie down

Eating chicken allows you to communicate with the dead. For five minutes.

Wearing socks gives you cancer

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