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Subject: A question about the questions (categories) in the game rss

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Chris Cormier
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I've been curious about this game for a while and have been toying with creating my own version of the game and/or possibly a re-theme somehow.

I thought it would be fun for my wife and I to brainstorm a number of questions that might work and after doing a bit of research I have a question.

If you've played the game, will "Family Feud-type" questions/categories work with this game? Here are a few examples of what I'm talking about:

A musical instrument that is too big to carry on an airplane.
A beverage that is served at kids birthday party.
Something people accidentally walk into.
A job that requires a tuxedo.
One of Bugs Bunny's pals.
A type of bean found in a salad.
One of Santa's reindeer.
Something that has holes in it.
Something you might find under people's beds.
An animal high school teams are often named after.
Another word for "fight".
Another name for "house".
Something that's kept in a "tank".
A fruit or vegetable bartenders use.
A part of the body that frequently gets sunburned.
A drink people gulp.
A magazine that has news about celebrities.
A word to describe a cat.
A word used in film-making.
A part of the face.
Something that you would take a photo of.
A number from 1 to 20.
Something you do on weekends.
A word that starts with “E.”
Something that makes you angry.

Are there any here that just won't work for some reason?
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Some of these categories are too limiting, in that if the only letter you needed was a Q, Numbers from 1 to 20 wouldn't do much for you. Also, the same problem that plagues this game is present with this set (or any set) of categories--people will stretch definitions to get something they need. For instance, you can't name a bean someone would say cannot go in a salad.
 
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A musical instrument that is too big to carry on an airplane.
A beverage that is served at kids birthday party.
Something people accidentally walk into.
A job that requires a tuxedo.
One of Bugs Bunny's pals.
Hey Chris, there are some great ideas in your list. I actually do a lot of the content development for this game, so I've thought a lot about this. There is some crossover with cards already in the set, but also some good new ones. I put some comments below:


A type of bean found in a salad.
One of Santa's reindeer.
Something that has holes in it.
Something you might find under people's beds.
An animal high school teams are often named after.
Another word for "fight".
Another name for "house".
Something that's kept in a "tank".
A fruit or vegetable bartenders use.
A part of the body that frequently gets sunburned.
A drink people gulp.
A magazine that has news about celebrities.
A word to describe a cat.
A word used in film-making.
A part of the face.
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Randy Cox wrote:
Some of these categories are too limiting, in that if the only letter you needed was a Q, Numbers from 1 to 20 wouldn't do much for you. Also, the same problem that plagues this game is present with this set (or any set) of categories--people will stretch definitions to get something they need. For instance, you can't name a bean someone would say cannot go in a salad.


Thanks for your input.

Sounds like this game is not for you. I like the idea of "stretching" the definitions. In fact, I'm guessing that might actually be the point of the game... it gets you talking and joking with friends. You get to hear how their mind thinks and why they say this or that applies to the category.

I've haven't played it yet but it sounds like a good game to get know a bit more about the people you're playing with... which for me is really the whole point for gaming in the first place so that's why I'm curious about this game.
 
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mmaaaxx wrote:
A musical instrument that is too big to carry on an airplane.
A beverage that is served at kids birthday party.
Something people accidentally walk into.
A job that requires a tuxedo.
One of Bugs Bunny's pals.
Hey Chris, there are some great ideas in your list. I actually do a lot of the content development for this game, so I've thought a lot about this. There is some crossover with cards already in the set, but also some good new ones. I put some comments below:


A type of bean found in a salad.
One of Santa's reindeer.
Something that has holes in it.
Something you might find under people's beds.
An animal high school teams are often named after.
Another word for "fight".
Another name for "house".
Something that's kept in a "tank".
A fruit or vegetable bartenders use.
A part of the body that frequently gets sunburned.
A drink people gulp.
A magazine that has news about celebrities.
A word to describe a cat.
A word used in film-making.
A part of the face.


WOW! Thanks for your input. The more I hear about this game the more I want to play it!

EDIT: I don't see your comments though.
 
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Ohh, bummer I wrote all my comments by your categories and it deleted them and seems to have mixed of the order of my message ;P

Basically, here are some that are in the set and very close to yours:

- Something with a hole or holes
- A Number
- Something that people trip over
- A sports mascot
- A drink
- Something on a person's face
- A job that requires a uniform


That said, some of yours are great and could even coexist with the above if they are subtly different and get the players thinking of something fun and new (like the tuxedo job!). Thanks!
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Thanks again!
 
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