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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Aug '18 08:49
    The game starts with the poser giving 3 "things" that belong to a group.
    Each day the poser adds another "thing" until the group is guessed.

    Whoever gets the group start the next game.
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Aug '18 08:51
    GAME 1

    Mahatma Gandhi
    Sir Robert Peel
    Abraham Lincoln
  3. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    22 Aug '18 10:39
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    GAME 1

    Mahatma Gandhi
    Sir Robert Peel
    Abraham Lincoln
    Is it firsts?
    I know Abe Lincoln was the first republican U.S president and Robert Peel was probably the first Prime minister for his party.
    I haven't googled these people as I think that would be considered cheating.
  4. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    22 Aug '18 16:04
    Originally posted by @venda
    Is it firsts?
    I know Abe Lincoln was the first republican U.S president and Robert Peel was probably the first Prime minister for his party.
    I haven't googled these people as I think that would be considered cheating.
    If you googled Lincoln to see if he was the first Republican president, would that be cheating?
  5. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    22 Aug '18 18:25
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    If you googled Lincoln to see if he was the first Republican president, would that be cheating?
    If you googled Lincoln it would no doubt tell you he was the first U.S Republican president.
    That might then give you a clue to the answer so you could then google the others and see if "firsts" was the answer so it could possibly be construed as not in the spirit of the game.For example I know the names of 3 of the stars in the Orion constellation without reference to any literature so if I was to use those for a puzzle you would only have to google one of them to find the answer
  6. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    22 Aug '18 18:52
    Originally posted by @venda
    If you googled Lincoln it would no doubt tell you he was the first U.S Republican president.
    That might then give you a clue to the answer so you could then google the others and see if "firsts" was the answer so it could possibly be construed as not in the spirit of the game.For example I know the names of 3 of the stars in the Orion constellation without r ...[text shortened]... if I was to use those for a puzzle you would only have to google one of them to find the answer
    If you used Google to confirm that Lincoln was the first Republican president, how would that be cheating? Where does the clue come in?
  7. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    22 Aug '18 19:03
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    If you used Google to confirm that Lincoln was the first Republican president, how would that be cheating? Where does the clue come in?
    I think we're splitting hairs here my friend.
    Ok, if your thought process was "I wonder if the answer is "firsts" I'll google one of the subjects to see if they were in fact a first? then that would not be cheating.
    However, if you googled all three,having no clue beforehand who they were and you discovered they were all "firsts" in their particular field I would consider that to be not in the spirit of the game IF the idea of the game is to test one's general knowledge.
    I think there's a quiz show on U.K TV(I think it's called connections)that asks these sort of things.
    I don't watch it much because I'm rubbish at it.
    As soon as they start talking about celebrities and films I'm totally lost
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Aug '18 20:03 / 1 edit
    It's early but I'll add another name.(Incidentally the order is arbitrary)

    Mahatma Gandhi
    Sir Robert Peel
    Abraham Lincoln
    Nelson Mandela
  9. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    22 Aug '18 21:35
    Originally posted by @venda
    I haven't googled these people as I think that would be considered cheating.
    That's a hair that needs splitting
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Aug '18 21:50
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    That's a hair that needs splitting
    You can use google.
    In fact I insist!
  11. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Aug '18 01:06
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    You can use google.
    In fact I insist!
    I wasn't planning to, but thanks just the same.
  12. 23 Aug '18 08:58
    No need for Google - they were all law students / lawyers.
  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Aug '18 09:45
    Adding another (remember this is a group ... a smallish group)

    Mahatma Gandhi
    Sir Robert Peel
    Abraham Lincoln
    Nelson Mandela
    Winston Churchill
  14. 23 Aug '18 10:26
    Hmmmm ... had to do some deeper research. They all have statues in Tavistock Square., London. Also known as Parliament Square.
  15. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Aug '18 19:53
    Originally posted by @michelleon
    Hmmmm ... had to do some deeper research.
    Hey, Michelle... Here's a special group just for you:

    Stockfish. Houdini, Komodo, SugaR XPrO