Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams?

Posted by: Lex

Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 04:55 AM

Note: this a return to what appears to have been my most successful attempt to breathe life into this (possibly futile) idea for a game, which I recognise may well sink like a stone. If it does, so be it!

welcome A slight twist on this old schooldays word guessing game to gently tickle your grey cells. Here, the guessers start off by creating a nonsense anagram of the answer, because the setter will simply enter each correctly guessed letter (including any duplicates) into the first available space(s) in the outline, except for the first letter of each word which will be correctly placed. At some point, there will be enough letters to create scope for a guess at the answer by unscrambling them, or at least that is the general idea...

Please read the instructions carefully as these are not the usual rules of the traditional game. Hopefully everything is reasonably clear, but please do not hesitate to ask for help or clarification.

The rules

(i) The setter puts up the outline of a word or a short reasonably well-known expression in blank (so that all the other players know are the numbers of words and of letters in each word) together with an indication of the nature or category of the word/expression. An expression might be for example a book, play, film or music title or the name of a famous person or character, or perhaps a proverb or saying: it is entirely up to the setter, but please give enough of a hint to narrow the category.

(ii) Someone else posts at least two letters which he/she thinks might be in the word/expression.

(iii) The setter enters into the outline any correctly guessed letter, but only in its correct position if it is the first letter of a word: otherwise the letter and any repetition of it will simply be placed in the first available empty space (which might entirely coincidentally be its correct position).

(iv) Meanwhile the setter also starts to add the hanged person to the gallows with one step for each incorrectly guessed letter or position of letter. Seven steps are needed to complete the victim (head, body, right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm, face).

(v) Someone posts another two (or more) letter guesses and/or a guess at the correct position in the outline of at least one of the already posted letters, and so on. There is nothing to prevent the same person from posting consecutive guesses, or even hogging an entire game.

(vi) Players are allowed to try to guess individual words of an answer consisting of more than one word. However, such a guess will be treated as separate letter or position guesses for each blank space in the word (which could therefore prove expensive if the guess is wrong). eek

(vii) At any stage anyone can try to guess the whole word/expression, and a wrong word/expression guess results in two steps towards the completion of the picture, but without any indication of whether any of the individual letters or words guessed are correct. evil

(viii) Any letter appearing in its correct position (whether coincidentally or as a result of a correct position guess, or because it is the first letter of a word) will be shown in bold italic.

(ix) Apostrophes will not be shown, and any s following an apostrophe will be counted as part of the word which it follows (so that for instance Wayne's World would be two words 6,5).

(x) The setter wins if the picture of the hanged person is completed: otherwise the person to correctly guess the word/expression is the winner, and hopefully then sets the next word/expression. Don't be afraid to have a go: there is plenty of help available if you have any difficulty, and you can always edit your way out of any errors.

Note for setters on creating the picture of the gallows and hanged person

The picture steps (kindly contributed by Pandora) are in a photobucket album on the internet which are accessed by using one of the urls (web addresses) below, and here's how you do it:

In the full reply screen one of the option buttons across the top is "enter an image" which then offers you a choice of various image positions to insert followed by a dialogue box for a url.

You just copy and paste the url you need, deleting and replacing (using the edit process) as you go through the game and want to change the picture.

[I have been using the position "non-floating image"]

The urls

The gallows, in place at the start of the game
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/G4.gif

Step one, the head of the condemned person
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H1.gif

Step two, the body
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H2.gif

Step three, the right leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H3.gif

Step four, the left leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H4.gif

Step five, the right arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H5.gif

Step six, the left arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H6.gif

Step seven, the face of death devil http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H10.gif


Go on, release your inner child and make a fool of yourself! wink
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 05:02 AM

Imported from the previous thread but applying these rules, the title of a film from a book in two words 8,8:

Nicholas Nickleby (guessed by Manxman)

Wrong guesses: TRDG
Steps remaining: 3


Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 10:14 AM

C K

wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 10:35 AM

Nicholas Nickleby smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 11:30 AM

Two correct BobH and spot on MxM! thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 11:46 AM

Thank you Lex.

_ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ (3 word full name of a TV and Film character 5,8,4)

wrong guesses:
steps left: 7

Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 11:51 AM

James Tiberius Kirk

wave Just saw the new Star Trek Movie so it was in my mind. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 12:07 PM

Too good BobH bravo I'm on my way out to see it this afternoon with my sons as a Fathers Day activity.
I also thought Pandora would appreciate the reference (another photo op smile )
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 12:18 PM

Thanks Manxman. I think you will like the movie. I had a great time. It was non-stop action. I was fully prepared to not like the "reboot" but I have to admit they are handling it pretty well.

Here we go...


M A R Y * P O P P I N S (Movie Title, 4, 7)


wrong guesses: E T D L
steps left: 3

Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 12:43 PM

That was quite a snatch Bob, and this one obviously isn't Into Darkness! smile

E and T.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 01:07 PM

Thanks Lex.

Sorry, two misses.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 01:57 PM

Well let's go with A and R.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 02:25 PM

Two hits! smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 03:19 PM

I and N.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 03:30 PM

You're on a roll now! Both good.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 03:33 PM

O and S.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 03:38 PM

Two more hits. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 03:41 PM

D and L.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 03:59 PM

Two misses.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 05:56 PM

Time to start treading carefully...

Should the outline should actually be
_ A R I * _ N O S _ _ _ (as in this version, first letters are left blank in the outline unless guessed)?
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 05:57 PM

M, P smile
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 07:03 PM



Loved the new movie! grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 07:39 PM

Yes, you are exactly right Manxman. I had forgotten how to set the letters if they weren't the beginning letters. Clearly you overcame that little problem. smile

Two good guesses. All that's left is to solve.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 09:17 PM

Mary Poppins wave

As expected Pandora smile smile The movie was great. Action packed.

Interesting that a scene from the Wrath of Khan with Spock and Kirk was reversed in this movie.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 09:59 PM

You got it Manxman. thumbsup wave
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/16/13 10:41 PM

CAUTION: MOVIE SPOILERS AHEAD

Oh, don't get me started on the changes they've been making. I agree with the whole altered-time-stream thing (had to happen), but I absolutely HATE the relationship between Uhura and Spock. She's the only character they got wrong. Send Saldana back to Avatar and find a more motherly Uhura who can sing.

And since when would Uhura be the person sent down to help Spock in battle? It was the same disconnect as when Mrs. Weasley suddenly became the warrior woman equal to Bellatrix.

In the original Wrath of Khan, I sobbed when Spock died. I wasn't even moved when I realized they were recreating the scene. Good action, but outcome too predictable.

Sorry. I'll stop there. Still, I loved the movie. grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 12:38 AM

CAUTION: MOVIE SPOILERS AHEAD

You're absolutely correct Pandora. Every plot line was predictable and without surprise. I just enjoy watching anything with respect to Star Trek (having seen every episode of the original series at least 10 times). It is difficult to feel the same about these actors compared to the original actors so when Spock died it was very sad, unlike when Kirk died in this movie (although it was extremely obvious how they were going to bring him back).
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 05:03 AM

I'll be renting it for home viewing as soon as it's available.

Meanwhile I await Panda Sue's extensive and in depth Star Trek quiz perhaps mixed with Star Wars!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 08:33 AM

BLADE RUNNER guessed by BobH

wrong guesses: T,O,G,I,S,C
steps left: 1

Posted by: Pandora

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 10:14 AM

Quote:
Meanwhile I await Panda Sue's extensive and in depth Star Trek quiz perhaps mixed with Star Wars!


lol That might be fun, but I have to admit that I have seen only the original Star Wars trilogy.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 12:39 PM

E and T. smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 12:49 PM

O G
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 12:55 PM

Lex, E is good, not so for T.
Cue, sorry two misses.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 03:38 PM

A and R.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 03:53 PM

Two good ones wave
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 04:30 PM

Thanks for the spoiler warnings folks - going to see it this week! thanks
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 05:57 PM

I and S
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/17/13 06:07 PM

Sorry BobH, 2 misses
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 03:27 AM

Getting tight ...C and D. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 08:45 AM

D is good smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 11:48 AM

No way I'm trying anything! lol
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 07:44 PM

Okay, I'm going for it. smile

Blade Runner
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 09:00 PM

That's the one BobH thumbsup
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 09:41 PM

D I S C L O S U R E (Book and Film Title, 10) guessed by Lex


wrong guesses: T N A H
steps left: 3



Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 10:46 PM

E, T wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/18/13 10:48 PM

One right manxman. wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/19/13 12:06 AM

L, N smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/19/13 12:28 AM

One and one again manxman.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/19/13 03:53 AM

A and R. smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/19/13 11:50 AM

R is right Lex. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/19/13 02:28 PM

I, O
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/19/13 02:36 PM

There you go manxman. Both right and one in the right spot. thumbsup
Posted by: Cue

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/20/13 07:29 AM

C S
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/20/13 09:03 AM

Two more good ones with S in twice. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/21/13 07:11 AM

This is a toughie!

D and H.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/21/13 12:23 PM

D is good and is the first letter. That might make the difference. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/21/13 03:24 PM

idea Disclosure!
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/21/13 07:28 PM

You got it Lex! thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/22/13 04:22 AM

A two word film title (4,4):

_ E R R * D A A _

Wrong guesses:
Steps left: 7


Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/22/13 09:26 AM

E, R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/22/13 02:52 PM

Both good. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/22/13 03:14 PM

D, A wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/22/13 05:05 PM

Two more on target!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/22/13 06:36 PM

Near Dark smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/23/13 03:49 AM

Sure is: great film, but obviously too easy! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/23/13 09:17 AM

Just a very lucky first guess Lex smile

NAKED LUNCH guessed by Lex.

wrong guesses: T, R, M, O
steps left: 3

Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/23/13 11:41 AM

The traditional opener, E and T. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/23/13 01:39 PM

E is good wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/24/13 12:04 AM

A and R smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/24/13 08:20 AM

A is good wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/24/13 08:22 AM

N D
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/24/13 06:19 PM

Both good thumbsup
Posted by: Cue

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/25/13 07:28 AM

Ah, good! O M
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/25/13 09:09 AM

Sorry Cue, two misses wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/25/13 03:41 PM

L and K.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/25/13 04:38 PM

Good ones Lex. bravo That should do it smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/25/13 05:43 PM

(The) Naked Lunch smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/25/13 08:19 PM

That's the one wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/26/13 03:42 PM

Here is yet another film title (also a book), three words 3,4,5:


T H E * L T R S * W L D O O


Wrong guesses: The Wild Bunch NA
Steps left: 3


Walk this way... zombie



Posted by: Cue

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/26/13 04:44 PM

The Wild Bunch
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/26/13 05:49 PM

A good try, but no! lol

And as you've guessed the whole title you do not even get to know whether any of the letters or words were correct. Therefore, tactically, an initial guess at just the first word might have been better with the potential loss of up to three steps but a chance of some positive feedback.

I am taking the opportunity to amend/clarify the rules about that and apostrophes (another potential issue which occurred to me).
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/26/13 07:54 PM

T, R, E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/27/13 08:59 AM

All three good. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/27/13 09:02 AM

N and first word THE wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/27/13 11:38 AM

Good in part - no N. smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/27/13 07:33 PM

A, S
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/27/13 09:54 PM

L, D wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/28/13 07:05 AM

All good except A. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/28/13 08:16 AM

O, W grin
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/28/13 09:34 AM

Correct, and apologies for originally misplacing one L (now corrected).
Posted by: BobH

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/28/13 01:33 PM

The Lost World wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Dead horse, dead duck or more Hangmanagrams? - 06/28/13 03:30 PM

Thst's the one Bob: over to you, but let's do it on a fresh thread (which I will now set up). smile