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Okay, so YES, this is a game. But I put it in the 'Higher Thought' page beacuse it takes a lot more thinking than most forum games. In this topic, I'll give a scenario that seems a little strange, possibly even downright absurd. From that, you can ask me questions about the scenario, to which I will answer either yes, no, or irrelivant. The goal is to eventually deduce what happened in the scene. Here's a full-size example:

 

Scene: A man is found lying dead in the desert. He's holding a straw. What happened?

 

(First, I'd ask about the obvious things. Mainly, the cause of death)

Q: Did he die of thirst?

A: No

 

Q: Was he attacked by a desert animal?

A: No

 

Q: Was he lost?

A: No

 

(Okay, I have no idea what caused his death, so I'll try another angle)

Q: Was he traveling through the desert on foot?

A: No

 

Q: Was he travelling in a car?

A: No

 

Q: Was he travelling by land?

A: No

 

Q: By air?

A: Yes

 

Q: Was he in an airplane?

A: No

 

Q: A helicopter?

A: No

 

Q: ... A hot air balloon?

A: Yes

 

Q: Did he fall out of the balloon?

A: Yes, but that's not the full answer

 

(Now I really don't know where else to go, so I'll just try for random related info)

Q: Is he alone?

A: Yes

 

Q: Was anyone else with him in the balloon?

A: Yes

 

Q: Did the other guy push him out?

A: No

 

Q: Did he jump out willingly?

A: Yes

 

Q: Did he expect to survive the fall?

A: No

 

(Still not really knowing where to go, I'll ask about the other piece of information: the straw)

Q: Is the straw important?

A: Yes

 

Q: Is it very long?

A: No

 

Q: It's short?

A: Yes

 

(Random idea)

Q: Was the balloon damaged?

A: Yes

 

Q: Was it maintaining height?

A: No

 

(Answer)

Q: Is this it: the balloon was slowly falling, and they had to lose weight. They drew straws to see who would jump. The man drew the short straw.

A: Yes

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First riddle (an easy one)

 

A man makes millions of dollars a year. Yet he drives a small car, has a modest home, and insists that he can't afford luxuries. Why?

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Q: Does he personally get any portion of the millions?

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I think I know the answer: He works in the money-making industry. Don't know how it's called though...

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Haha, yeah, Cannon prolly got it.

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Correct, he works at the mint; congrats, Cannon :) But that was an easy one; I got it as soon as I read it. Here's a tougher (but not too hard) one:

 

Six men sat down to play

They played all night, 'till break of day

They played for gold and not for fun,

With separate scores for everyone.

When they came to square accounts,

They all made quite fair amounts.

Can you this paradox explain?

If no one lost, how could all gain?

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Someone else was in the game after it started, but lost all his money?

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They didn't play together - they split up to play games with other people >.>

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No and no.

 

Keep guessing and questioning ;) This is one where it'll pay to learn more about the situation.

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Were they playing cards?

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^That's the kind of thing you need to do: assume nothing.

 

Answer: NO

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^That's the kind of thing you need to do: assume nothing.

 

Answer: NO

 

Well, then if it's not cards, were they playing music?

 

Just a different way to see the word 'play.'

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Yes

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Yes

 

So... there were six men playing music, gained money from it, and divided the earnings equally?

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Haha, each one had separate scores. That's pretty good.

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Haha, each one had separate scores. That's pretty good.

 

I don't get the joke... ;>.>

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A score is a piece of music.

 

Now, for the next one... this will be a harder:

 

An American tourist was travelling in London and takes a taxi. When he arrived at his destination, the man paid the fare but did not include a tip. Unimpressed, the cab driver told the man something that ruined his entire evening. What did the cabbie say?

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"Oh bugger, why don't you go to bloody hell, American cheapskate!"

 

o.o

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No :p

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Did the cabbie say anything to do with not getting a tip?

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Nope :p

 

As I said, this will be a harder one.

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Did the cabbie take the American to the wrong place?

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Just to be safe.... we're talking about London, England and not London, Canada, right?

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To DM: No

 

To Ben: Yes

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