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1021822.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:18 am Reply with quote

Here's a game I'm playing on another forum that might be of interest here. The rules are as follows:

(1) Each player must post the name of a geographical location (country, province, city/town/village, mountain etc.) beginning with AT LEAST TWO consecutive letters occurring at the end of the previous location. For example, Kingston can be followed by Ontario, Tonga or Stony Stratford, but not by Norway (single letter) or by Torquay ("to" doesn't occur at the end of "Kingston").

(2) It is permitted to include the whole of the previous location in the new one (e.g. Oxford followed by Oxfordshire), or to include the whole of the new location in the previous one (e.g. Manchester followed by Chester).
[amended 09/10/2013]

(3) All accents and diacritical marks can be ignored for the purposes of the game. So it is permitted to follow "Quibdó" with "Doncaster".
[added 12/12/2013, replacing old rule (3) which is no longer required]

(4) If the location has a different name in English from the native version, either may be used. So for example either "Florence" (English) or "Firenze" (Italian) would be acceptable.

(5) If the name is incorrectly spelt, it will be accepted if the correct spelling would be a valid play, but not otherwise. The next player should continue as though the correctly spelt version was played.

(6) The same name may not be played in two consecutive posts (e.g. Amsterdam followed by Amsterdam). It is permitted to repeat names that have been played earlier in the game but this should be done sparingly.

(7) The definite article (in any language) should not be omitted if it normally forms part of the place name. For further guidance please see this post.
[added 24/12/2013]

(8) Invalid posts should be ignored for the purposes of the game.
[added 09:49 14/9/2013]

(9) A player may not post two consecutive locations within 24 hours. If there is no response to a post in 24 hours, then the same player can post again, provided it is within a further 24 hours. After 48 hours the game is considered dead and any player may restart with a fresh location.

Any questions?

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1021853.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:10 pm Reply with quote

OK, let's start things off with:


1021854.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:19 pm Reply with quote


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1021856.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:23 pm Reply with quote

Isn't Nyasaland called "Malawi" now? I suppose I never said it had to be an existing location...

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1021857.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:25 pm Reply with quote

Exactly... :)

1021858.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:26 pm Reply with quote

bemahan wrote:
Exactly... :)

On that basis:


1021859.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:28 pm Reply with quote


1021866.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:54 pm Reply with quote

Still in Italy,


1021869.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:56 pm Reply with quote

There's a place in Romania called something like Iasi but I'm not sure about the spelling.

1021870.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:57 pm Reply with quote

Wordlover beat me to it.

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1021886.  Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:30 pm Reply with quote

Addis Ababa.


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