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« on: July 20, 2007, 11:20:30 AM »

This is a cool game I found from the Eastwood board, and it has been very successful there. I modified the instructions just a little bit to make them appropriate for Leone films.

The way it's played is that one member is "It" and thinks of something from a Sergio Leone film. This "something" can be almost anything that's tangible and seen in a film, such as a character, an inanimate object, an animate object, or a location; or something that is heard in a film, such as a song or a popular quote. When the member who is "It" announces he's ready, whoever is playing along will take turns asking questions. Each question must be phrased so that it can be answered either "yes" or "no". The member who is "It" is not required to give more of an answer than that, although if he/she wants to clarify their answer with any additional information, that's up to them.  If the members asking the questions get the correct answer within 15 questions, the team wins and the player who first named the correct item is the winner who is "It" for the next round. There's an extra bonus (peanuts) if the item is guessed within 12 questions. If the correct answer is not given by the 15th question, then the member who is "It" wins. No player should be 'It" for more than two consecutive games, even if he/she has stumped the players two games in a row. At that point, a volunteer should choose to be "It" to start the next game.

Here are some helpful hints for playing:

Usually the members asking the questions will try to first figure out which film the item is in. Once the film is known, it's usually best to figure out the category (a character in the film, an inanimate object, an animate object, a song, a location, or a popular quote). Once the category is known, questions are asked that help the members figure out what the item could be.

Below are a few guidelines that all players should become familiar with. Although a player may not agree with all of these, it's important to adhere to them anyway so as not to throw anyone off:

One post may not contain more than one question/guess.

Because the majority of the user on this forum have not seen The Colossus Of Rhodes, we will use only Leone's six main films: A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West; Duck, You Sucker and Once Upon A Time In America.

The first five of Leone's main films are westerns, including Duck, You Sucker.

The first three films may be referred as 'the Dollars-trilogy' and the three last films as 'the Once Upon A Time -trilogy'.

Object Categories

Animate objects, for the purpose of this game, are objects that are seen in the film which are alive. Animals and characters from the film are animate objects, trees and plant life that are still in the ground are also animate objects.

Inanimate objects, for the purpose of this game, are objects that are seen in the film which are not alive. For the same reason, any character who is dead from the beginning of the film (such as Arch Stanton in GBU) is inanimate.

Locations are the city, state or country names that a film is supposed to take place in. A location can also be a geographical feature such as a mountain or a body of water. Buildings are not locations, but are considered inanimate objects. For example, in A Fistful of Dollars, San Miguel is considered a location, but Silvanito's Cantina is an inanimate object.

Other acceptable object categories include: Song Titles and Quotes. If choosing one of these categories, please only choose songs which are featured prominently in the film, and quotes which are "popular" or for whatever reason are very significant.


If we need to amend any rules as we play along, I'll edit this post so we have one place to look to answer any question that's come up before.

And with that, I believe this thread is up and running. 

Here is the original game on the Eastwood board: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2772.0 I think everyone should have a look at it just to make sure they have understood the game.

Many thanks to the Eastwood board! Afro

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 11:49:49 AM »

I remember when this game was called "20 Questions." How did we get down to 15? (Admittedly, a shorter game is probably a better game).

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 01:27:02 PM »

I really hope that people will show interest...

I'll be 'It' for the first round.

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 01:29:17 PM »

Ok then, is it an animate object?

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 01:39:34 PM »

Ok then, is it an animate object?
#1. No.

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 01:44:31 PM »

#1. No.

Is it a quote?

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 01:45:00 PM »

Is it a title?

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Is it a quote?
#2. No.

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Is it a title?
#3. No.

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Is it a character?

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Is it an inanimate object?

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Is it a character?
#4. No.

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Is it a character?

Well, it's not an animate object so..... DELETE THAT QUESTION

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Is it an inanimate object?
#5. Yes.

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Is it a revolver?

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