You've all played it. It's Hangman!
For those of you who don't know how to play, don't worry. The rules I'll use are slightly different than you might be used to.
If you already know the gist of hangman, scroll down to the rules overview.
For a more comprehensive explanation, see below:
There are two parties in hangman: the guesser(s), and the person with the word.
The person who is "it" is trying to "hang" the guesser(s) by making a word so difficult, they can't guess it in the allotted guesses.
The goal of the guesser(s) is to guess the word.
Normally, the "it" draws a picture of a man at a noose, and when the picture is complete (6 incorrect guesses), the person is "hung.
In this case, I'll allow 7 incorrect guesses, as different people will create slightly more confusion.
Here is how it will go down:
The "it" puts out a word. For this game, this is limited to one, two, or three words, and proper nouns are not allowed. With two or three words, they have to form a cohesive idea.
Once the word is put out, the other players may guess letters.
Here's how they'll guess:
The player may guess a letter and a word. The letter will be filled in if it is in the word, and otherwise ignored. The word only counts if it is the correct phrase. For two words, both words have to match. Additionally, your post only counts if a letter is guessed.
After a person guesses the word correctly, they are awarded points equal to the number of remaining letters in the blanks (not including the current
If the person guesses "bayou," they are awarded 3 points.
If the "it" hangs the players, they get 7 points and restart with another word, but the people who guessed letters correctly still get their points.
Additionally, people might not always be fast in replying. If this is the case, multiple guesses before the person returns is fine, but try to keep it to a minimum, or it becomes very difficult to guess the word.
1) No proper nouns.
2) Limited to three word phrases at the most which must form a cohesive idea (see above for examples).
3) Must be at least 5 letters.
4) Seven incorrect letters make a "hanging."
5) If the players are hung, then the person who is "it" gets 7 points and starts again.
6) The player who guesses the word gets points equal to the remaining unguessed letters in the phrase.
As a final note, we might do some tweaking of the rules as we see fit.
And feel free to offer criticism or suggestions.
Thanks! And have fun!
We'll start with this puzzle:
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