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Bring back the noose.
Now where's my dictionary...
I've never cheated at WWF, but it is useful that you can try letter combinations you're unsure of and it will tell you it's not a word without penalising you. Though I don't like its internal dictionary, I've seen it reject stuff I think is perfectly fine and allow stuff that's clearly bollocks.
from winning a game after using a word you know is clearly bullshit.
it's the primary reason i don't really do any pub quizes. fuck them all, lose with honour and make it count when you win. worst type of fucking cunts.
pub quiz I do is very hard. especially the music round at the end. cunts with fancy phones fire up some app and guess what....10/10 every time.
and you have to give me your phone before you can take part.
Remember that, on Trans World Sports on C4 back in the day? It's like British bulldog - one guy has to run past a bunch of other guys to a safe zone. But he has a time limit: he has to keep saying 'kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi' the whole time, so he only has one breath to make his run.
For a recent quiz I did, I did a Kabaddi round. Not about kabaddi, but in the style of it! Fifteen or so short pot luck questions, all delivered in one go, in one breath (with short pauses in between)! I ran through the round twice, and if you missed a question both times, tough.
So it was like (deep breath) What's the capital of Portugal - what's the chemical symbol for gold - what's two to the power of four etc. Frantic scribbling. The questions were simple enough, but they just didn't have time to whip out their phones.
GOOGLE THAT, FUCKERS
Although - gotta be clear about house rules. I've always played with 'recycle blanks', but my mother-in-law had never heard of it. She was not impressed the first time I removed a tile from the board, and thought I was making it up. (It is mentioned as an optional rule in the latest edition, though - but Rude Word Scrabble is inexplicably missing)
i have house rules for monopoly. all taxes go in the middle and landing on free parking will net that money for yourself. a lot of people do that but what they don't do is put that pot back in the bank if someone lands on just visiting jail. you need that so the bank doesn't eventually run dry. but yes, as long as that stuff is accepted before the game starts then it's fine. it's totally different.
love the idea of a kabaddi
Stopped playing. What is even the fucking point?
good work LLB
Her win rate when I'm not at her house is roughly 50%, but when I'm there and can watch her her it drops to 0%.
Crazy 7 letter words which also created 4 crazy 2/3 letter words coming off it. I kept going, but cheated also. Except I picked out the words which I'd heard of (for less points obvs). Hopefully he at least thought I was bloody excellent at the game and he could only just beat me when cheating.
As for pub quizzes, mobile cheating has killed them. If someone gets close to maximum points, they could be geniuses and done it all themselves but the assumption is they cheated. I have noticed quizzes are getting more abstract and ungooglable using picture rounds, linking stuff rounds etc which aren't the same as just rattling off a load of questions.