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Wed 21 Nov 18 #1 
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Ghost is a written or spoken word game in which players take turns adding letters to a growing word fragment, trying not to be the one to complete a valid word. Each fragment must be the beginning of an actual word. Only words with 4+ letters will count as valid.

Do you think we can pull it off? This one is a bit complicated! The first person will post a letter:

A

The next person to post will add one:

AC

Person 3 posts:

ACT

*Remember words will only count as valid if they contain at least 4 letters so 1, 2, & 3 letter words are OK and will not lose you the game.

The game continues:

ACTI

ACTIV

ACTIVA

ACTIVAT

ACTIVATI

Finally, player 9 posts:

ACTIVATIO

The next player concedes the game as he has no choice but to play an N, spelling a word and ending the game with player 9 as the winner.

If you believe a player has played a letter that cannot possibly be added on to form a real word, you can challenge them. In other words: the letter you play has to leave the possibility of the chain of letters eventually spelling out a real word.

If you believe a player has spelled a word yet not conceded (as long as it is 4+ letters!) you can challenge them by defining the word.

In both of these cases the challenged player has the chance to argue their case.

In the interest of the game continuing, the challenger will always play the initial letter for the next word. The preceding game will be won by the winner of the challenge.

 

 

 

 




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #2 
BBandicoot (online)
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I'll go first...

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Wed 21 Nov 18 #3 
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #4 
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #5 
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #6 
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #7 
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TATTED. Concede! I spelled a word. Helen wins the first Ghost game :).

This time I'll start with...

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Wed 21 Nov 18 #8 
rmcmanus
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #9 
JMK
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The only flaw I can see with playing this online is there is no order of turn taking so if there is no choice but to make a word then no-one will post. So for it to work you would need to play in teams taking turns to post I think.

 




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #10 
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I think if it is viewed less as losing people might post the final letter to make a word. Whoever finishes the word gets to start a new one and that is the most control ;)!

 




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #11 
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(I mostly just want to see what kinds of words we make and keep it casual, otherwise the waiting for people could take forever)

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Wed 21 Nov 18 #12 
rmcmanus
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I think points sgould be awarded for length, so encouraging people to not go for the easy option?

Corr

 




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #13 
BBandicoot (online)
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I have faith in the Facters! They will find a way...

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Wed 21 Nov 18 #14 
rmcmanus
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Corrup

 

But a bit of healthy competition goes a long way

 




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #15 
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Corrupt! I concede. RMC wins... Let's try:

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Wed 21 Nov 18 #16 
rmcmanus
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(could have gone on a lot longer there...  hence my suggestion of length)

Ga

 




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #17 
Ruby Franks
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Used to play this a lot, its a good old-fashioned pencil and paper game, but can't one add to the beginning as in adding an n in the previous round ncorru, with uncorrupted in mind? Our aim in playing was to make a sequence of letters look as weird as possible, get challenged, and win because the challenger could be answered (or if more than 2 were playing the challenger had to drop out).

Anyway adding to the end: Gal




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #18 
Ruby Franks
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[also in the rules we used to play, gal would have lost as there was no lower limit, maybe one-letter words were allowed]




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #19 
rmcmanus
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #20 
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #21 
rmcmanus
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Gallav (no it's not a spelling error)




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #22 
Bryn middleton
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(Everyone in unison) "We knew that..."




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #23 
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Gallava (I don't mind treading towards destiny)




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #24 
Helen McKenzie
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #25 
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Gallavant! Losing this game is my new winning.

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Wed 21 Nov 18 #26 
Ruby Franks
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Wed 21 Nov 18 #27 
Ruby Franks
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I thought it was spelt gallivant




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Wed 21 Nov 18 #28 
Helen McKenzie
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Thu 22 Nov 18 #29 
rmcmanus
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(It was supposed to be Gallavardin)

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Thu 22 Nov 18 #30 
Ruby Franks
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rmcmanus and Google teach me something new every day




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Thu 22 Nov 18 #31 
Ruby Franks
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Thu 22 Nov 18 #32 
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Icicle?

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Thu 22 Nov 18 #33 
Helen McKenzie
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Fri 23 Nov 18 #34 
rmcmanus
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Fri 23 Nov 18 #35 
Ruby Franks
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Fri 23 Nov 18 #36 
Nemesis
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Fri 23 Nov 18 #37 
Ruby Franks
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Clever stuff, what happens if nobody wishes to admit ending a word, do we have a lifelong standoff?

Parson/age, I was thinking of parsnips and parsing.

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Fri 23 Nov 18 #38 
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Fri 23 Nov 18 #39 
Ruby Franks
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Fu too




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Fri 23 Nov 18 #40 
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Fri 23 Nov 18 #41 
Nemesis
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Futo

 

 




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Fri 23 Nov 18 #42 
Nemesis
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(I was thinking fumigate, but never mind)




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Fri 23 Nov 18 #43 
JMK
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I was thinking of futuristic.




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Fri 23 Nov 18 #44 
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Futon :)

I'm the winningest loser!




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Fri 23 Nov 18 #45 
Helen McKenzie
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Sat 24 Nov 18 #46 
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Sat 24 Nov 18 #47 
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Mon 26 Nov 18 #49 
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Mon 26 Nov 18 #50 
Helen McKenzie
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Stryker ( I think i finished it)




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Mon 26 Nov 18 #51 
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Mon 26 Nov 18 #52 
Nemesis
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Tue 27 Nov 18 #53 
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Tue 27 Nov 18 #54 
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Tue 27 Nov 18 #55 
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Tue 27 Nov 18 #56 
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Thu 29 Nov 18 #57 
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Sat 1 Dec 18 #58 
Nemesis
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I think it must be time to call Macca's and Helen's bluff on this one.  So what word is this then?




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Sun 2 Dec 18 #59 
Helen McKenzie
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The word i was thinking was Mnuchin




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Sun 2 Dec 18 #60 
Ruby Franks
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Admirable, but we may we have some clarification on gtenerally agreed rules. My assumption was that words did not include proper nouns, but I don't mind how the game is played as long as everyone plays the same way. 

So I'm going  to go off-piste here,




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Sun 2 Dec 18 #61 
Ruby Franks
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VARIATION ON THE GAME OF GHOST

Players to add one letter, but this can be done either in front or after the previously placed letter(s). No proper nouns as the finishing word. 

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Sun 2 Dec 18 #62 
Helen McKenzie
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Im sorry for thinking of proper noun, to be honest i just saw the word somewhere and thought "ah no one will get this". My apologies.




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Sun 2 Dec 18 #63 
Nemesis
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Seems like a good rule re proper nouns Bandi - otherwise we are all at the mercy of Helen's Roladex.  Does anyone still have them I wonder?

 




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Sun 2 Dec 18 #64 
Ruby Franks
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Helen, don't worry, I just wanted a clarification, don't mind which way it goes - proper or improper...




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Sun 2 Dec 18 #65 
Nemesis
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Sun 2 Dec 18 #66 
Ruby Franks
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OK, so playing the variation:

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Sun 2 Dec 18 #67 
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Sun 2 Dec 18 #68 
Helen McKenzie
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That got you all thinking though (sitting down under smiling), im evil lol




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Sun 2 Dec 18 #69 
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Tue 4 Dec 18 #72 
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Mon 10 Dec 18 #73 
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Wed 12 Dec 18 #76 
JMK
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Unembroidere
 

 




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Thu 13 Dec 18 #77 
rmcmanus
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Unembroidered - JMK starts




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