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 Post subject: Rules for English Tea games
PostPosted: 17 Jul 2007, 17:50 
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It's been suggested that it would be much more welcoming if rules to the ongoing games were readily available. Perhaps we could post here, and English Tea mods could sticky the thread and tidy up afterwards if necessary? I volunteered for the one I started on this version of the board:

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral
The goal of this game is to identify a specific living or nonliving item from the Chalet School series. It may be as big as the Tiernjoch or as small as the weights on the cuckoo clock in Tom's doll's house.

1. The winner of the previous round begins the next with a statement such as "I'm thinking of something animal," or "I'm thinking of something that's vegetable with a little mineral."

2. Players frame questions about the item that can be answered "yes" or "no," although the person who knows the answer is free to qualify the answer.

3. Each player should ask only one question at a time, and wait until that question is answered before asking another.

4. It is fine for players B, C and D to ask their own questions while waiting for an answer to player A's question.

The "animal" category includes persons, animals, and animal products. Leather, wool, silk, feathers, non-vegetable sausages, wasps, and eyes that have not yet needed glasses all fit into this category.

The "vegetable" category includes living plants and detached or cooked plant parts as well as products such as wood, paper, linen, cotton, cork, sugar and castor oil. It also includes the fungi and algae that botanists don't count as plants.

The "mineral' category includes metals, gems, salts, chemicals, rocks, mountains, and bodies of water. For purposes of this game, all plastics have been dubbed mineral, even though some are derived from plant products rather than petroleum. Likewise, fossil fuels and amber count as mineral. It is not necessary to include "mineral" to account for the water in fruit juice (vegetable) or milky coffee (animal & vegetable), since both animals and vegetables contain water.

Have I missed anything?

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PostPosted: 17 Jul 2007, 18:11 
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Since I started it, I'll try and explain

Subject and Object

It's based on the game mentioned in chapter 18 of Ruey.
One person thinks of a subject and his/her/its related object, which may or may not actually belong to the subject.
People try to guess both subject and object by asking a series of questions in a similar manner to the questions in Animal, Vegetable or Mineral.
The person who finally gets both subject and object sets the next pair. That person may actually only have to identify the object (if the subject has already been guessed) or vice versa.

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Sorry to spree, :oops: but it's probably simpler to have a different post for each game, and I was also responsible for

Odd One Out

One person names four people from the CS series. Three of them have something in common, and the fourth is the odd one out. Players have to try and guess which is the odd one out, and why.
The correct guesser sets the next set.

Actually I can't see why we should have to stick to people - we could use any set of four similar CS related items.

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PostPosted: 17 Jul 2007, 19:20 
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I started Word Association and Which Book is this Line From?

Word Association is just random words - you type the word that comes immediately to mind after you've read the previous poster's word. There is a separate Chalet themed Word Association too, I think. (EDIT: just checked, no that one is called CS A-Z)

After starting Which Book is this Line From? I, em stopped playing fairly quickly so I think the rules have changed a bit and now you have to specify which chapter, event or passage the line is from. The idea is to post a quote from a CS book and then for others to guess where it is from (possibly now you have to say who is involved now too?). Someone else will be along to explain properly soon :lol:

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I started Who am I?

As the name suggests, you have to describe one of the characters from the books. You can put as much or as little detail as you like. Each person takes it in turn to guess, the winner then posts the next challenge.

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I began Five of a Kind:

You have to name five people, places, things, incidents etc that fulfill the given criteria. These range from simple things, like naming five head girls, to really tricky ones that take several contributors to get five answers - like five occasions when the girls were eating ice cream!

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CS A-Z

What it says on the tin really! :D

The object is to find a person or thing beginning with each letter of the alphabet in turn (when we can remember the correct order :oops: for the letters!)
Usually we have some sort of theme for each alphabet, just to make it a little more challenging and less boring. Check the thread for the begining of the current alphabet to find out what the topic is.
Oh! We sometimes have to cheat :shock: a bit when it gets to the harder letters at the end of the alphabet, otherwise it can get completely stuck. :roll:

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Lottie wrote:
We sometimes have to cheat :shock: a bit when it gets to the harder letters at the end of the alphabet,


I would describe it as 'being creative' rather than cheating :lol:

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Since there are still a few games missing here I'll do

Anagrams

It's another one that's pretty self-explanatory.

To quote Lorna, who began the game
Quote:
Guess the character. Person who guesses correctly to create next anagram.

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Connections

To quote Maeve, who started it up again:-
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You give a name, e.g.,

Margot Maynard

and the next person has to give a name that's somehow connected, e.g.

Margot Venables, Len Maynard, Joey Bettany.

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Virtual hide-and-seek

To quote LizB who began it:-
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Here's how it (hopefully) works.

The person hiding says which building they are hiding in, and the seekers guess where.

Buildings hidden in can be school buildings (if saying 'the school' meaning the main building please define Tirol, Platz etc.) or Maynard-Bettany-Russell homes. The room must be one that definitely exists i.e. mentioned by EBD (toilets are out of bounds due to health and safety regulations :wink: ). The hiding place must be somewhere that someone could feasibly hide - so it could be under a desk, but not in a desk.

I hope you'll join in and it works and we can have fun!

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Sorry! :oops: I'm spreeing again. However I just realised that we're in danger of losing the instructions for

Analogies
ghoti wrote:
I was at a wedding on saturday, and during the reception was introduced to a game which instantly made me thing of English Tea at Freudesheim. It's called Analogies, and it works like this; someone thinks of a person, and then the other people ask questions of the form 'If this person were a <thing> what type of <thing> would the be?'

So, for example, if I was thinking of Joey, and someone said 'If your person were a colour, what colour would they be?' I would instantly reply 'Lime green' .

The aim is to work out who the person is.

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 Post subject: Re: Rules for English Tea games
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It has been brought to my attention that we don't have any instructions for Pointless Questions - thanks RoseCloke! :D

One person asks a question. The next person answers it and then asks a question of their own. Sometimes the answer can take the form of a question itself. The questions and answers may be serious, or rather less so!

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 Post subject: Re: Rules for English Tea games
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Sorry - this is probably my fault. The 'instructions' were in the first post of the first thread - it has proved so popular that we are now on the 3rd one!

The questions are meant to be fairly lighthearted and sometimes, frankly daft, and the answers should be equally apt or amusing, and not too serious! :lol:

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Five Word Story

Just thought I better post the instructions for this before we lost them:

This is sort of like a communal drabble but each person only contributes 5 words to the story at a time. Obviously this allows for many many random plot twists and lots of cliffs - in other words, it will probably be drivel (but hopefully amusing drivel)!

Example … Jo Maynard sat down suddenly …

… which snapped the tree branch …

…. so she fell to her ….

… knees in the cabbage patch …

… squashing Bruno, causing him to …

… shout Frieda for help as … etc.


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Six Degrees of Separation

Since I started it, I might as well post the instructions for this too, whilst I'm doing!

This one is loosely based on Connections; in this game someone names two characters from the books and then the next person has to connect the two in exactly six steps. To make it slightly harder you can only use the connection method e.g. friend, sister etc. once.

Example: Gisela Marani > Len Maynard

Gisela Marani
1. was married to Gottfried Mensch
2. who was brother of Frieda Mensch
3. who was second prefect like Ted Grantley
4. who shared a name with Ted Humphries
5. who worked for Jem Russell
6. who was Uncle to Len Maynard

Once they have connected the two characters, they can then set two characters for the next player to connect.


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Phrase Chain

fraujackson wrote:
The idea is to build a chain of two-word phrases beginning with the second word of the previous phrase, eg)

news-paper - paper bag - bag-lady - ladybird....

two separate word phrases or a single word compound of two independently existing words are permitted.

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Just found this - I started fortunately/unfortunately

The first person starts with a phrase:

Fortunately Joey finally had quads

To which the next person replies with a variant of this:

Unfortunately Madge outdid her with octuplets


This then repeats :)

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Not sure how we'd manage it, but are we allowed to play "Impertinent Questions". I seem to remember that it was banned when Mary Lou was a Junior.

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PostPosted: 21 May 2015, 18:42 
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If you can work out how to do it, then play Impertinent Questions by all means.

If it needs some discussion on how to make it work, then I suggest you do that in a new thread, and not here, please.

Lottie, wearing her mod hat.

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