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1050883.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:05 am Reply with quote

The previous version of this game didn't really take off for various reasons, so I'm trying a modified version. This time the aim is to predict the number of the next post in the Around the World Game thread. I picked this one for no special reason other than it's a fairly busy thread. The rules are as follows:

(1) You can only make one guess at each post number. However, if a post is made in the AWG thread and you're not right, you can guess again at the next post.
(2) You may not guess the same number as another player.
(3) You may not guess the number of a post you make yourself. If you want to post in both threads, then post in the AWG thread first and then this one.
(4) You may not edit your guesses. (This is virtually impossible to police so I'm relying on honesty here.) If you want to check the number of your own post first, then post "." (or something similar) and then edit the post to include your guess.
(5) The winner is the first person to make an accurate prediction.

My guess: 1050916

1050925.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:54 am Reply with quote

Well I was completely wrong there as Efros got in with the very next post. Under rule (1) I can now have another guess, so:


(I've posted there myself, but it was before this post so rule (3) is observed.)

1050938.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:21 am Reply with quote

Foiled by Efros again! This isn't going well at all.


1050942.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:26 am Reply with quote

Damn! Just one out. Going for broke this time.


1050946.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:32 am Reply with quote

One out the other way.


Dammit, failed on that one as well - post 1050947 is in the "L Series Talk" forum.

I'm quite enjoying playing this on my own but feel free to join in...

1050996.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:59 pm Reply with quote


It looked a bit sad for you to just be playing with yourself, so I joined. :P

1050998.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:04 pm Reply with quote

CharliesDragon wrote:

It looked a bit sad for you to just be playing with yourself, so I joined. :P

Much appreciated, but here's a hint: try guessing a number that's higher than your own post. No one quite seems to have grasped this elementary point yet...

1051004.  Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:48 pm Reply with quote


I know, I know, I should at least have checked other recent posts for a pointer. It was an honest to God guess, though, with very little to go on. :P

1051077.  Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:35 am Reply with quote

Looks as though this hasn't caught on. Never mind, I'll have another go:


Foiled once again by Efros! Here's post 1051087. I'd swear Efros was doing this deliberately if I didn't know better :)

1051281.  Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:45 am Reply with quote

Long pause but it's finally started again. As it's fairly slow-moving at the moment I'll guess:


I realize this game isn't very QI-ish but I think it's fun. I've never been on a forum before where all the posts displayed individual numbers. I reckon you could base lots of games on this idea.

1051456.  Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:36 am Reply with quote

Way out again. It was post 1051405.

This game clearly hasn't captured the imagination so I'll abandon it. I had a much more QI-ish idea yesterday...


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