I may be repeating myself, but anyway, in Easy play (this online game in particular) no one
titles are allowed. Articles are not counted. Titles must be in English [on these boards
anyway], and spelled as correctly as possible. These titles must not be obscure. Don't
leave anything to chance, especially where independant films are concerned. If the title
can not be verified, it will be thrown out. And don't go off looking for a title. These
titles must be drawn from memory. NO CHEATING. And to strengthen your submission, you can
tell everyone a little about the plot, or summarize, in the comment box below the subject
line. This will provide details about the existence of movies that may border on the
obscure, and hopefully get some people interested in seeing movies they have never seen
For now, the online game will have no time limit. Keep in mind though, the 'game'
board is open to anyone and in that regard, time may be against you. If you take too much time thinking,
somebody may post before you do, and mess things up for your post. (I'll edit/delete any
bad posts). So, if you are stumped for some time, refresh the screen before
posting just to make sure nothing has changed.
Offline, a time limit between plays can be set. If someone goes over the allotted time,
they may be passed, or even disqualified from the game.That, of course, is up to the
players to decide before the game begins.
If play does stop, the last 'poster' wins. Online ore offline, if your group is
stumped, the last submission wins the game. A time limit on the game is not necessary,
especially online, but it can be set if everyone agrees. Another great advent of the game is
that the playing never has to stop, and can be carried over to another time or date.
The source is in your mind. Really! The game is about recollection. A resource, during
offline play, should be selected by the players before the game starts. Once a source is
chosen, the game may start, and any challenged submission can be verified. The person to
look this up, should be the previous 'poster'. To be fair, this act of verification is better
suited for three(3) or more players. The reason why the previous (or last) player should be
the referee in these situations, is so he/she will not have an unfair advantage. Any movie
listing that they see in that resource may give them an edge on the game. A source book may
become too much of a temptation for the current, or next player.
A source should
be kept away from the contestants, and its use limited. If at least one person disputes the
validity of the given movie title (in groups larger than two), then a 'poll' shall be taken.
A majority must agree that the title is legal before the game can resume. If the majority
denies the play, or submission, then go to the book. Anyone can be outvoted, right or wrong.
As for online play, our resource will be the
CHEATING! If there is a dispute, let's say from you, reply to the post that you think is invalid.
Remember, you must reply in the text field within the thread; new messages/subjects are for
posting movie titles. Once a dispute is made, let's say that I will look into it, and probably
have the bad post removed.
say you are on the bus playing the game, and oops! NO SOURCE! Then you and your fellow players
must act on kindness and allow for leeway. What does this mean? A disputed title should be summarized
by the poster. Try to keep it brief. The point is to convince other players (a majority) that the
movie is real. So basically, an argument is being made for the movie's existence. outline