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Example of Forum Games

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A forum game is a text-based multiplayer game played on an Internet forum. Simple examples include word association, hangman, "Count to a Million", "what are you listening to?", "which do you prefer?", and variations of Photoshop contests.

Many games take advantage of the linear nature of certain forums. One example is "Person Above You", in which users write about the user that posted before them. A variant is "Person Below You", in which users write about the next poster, who replies with "true" or "false". On the other hand, multiple instances of some games, such as word association, can run concurrently on threaded forum systems. Another forum game is "Image Wars" in which the players have to post an image that is superior to the above image.

More complex forum games may expand into the fields of turn-based strategy or role-playing games, or a combination of both, where a player can both lead a group and play a member of that group. These more complex games are usually a separate forum or subforum, and within each forum the players interact with each other given the rules and themes of each game. A moderator or moderators usually preside over and update the status of the game world and each player every turn. In some cases, board software itself may have added features pertaining to the game, ranging from simple granting of "experience points" for posting in threads related to games, to complex systems handling multiple aspects of a game (for example: budgeting, unit management, and map generation in a Civilization-type game.

Conventional board games like Risk and Diplomacy and variations of play-by-mail games are also sometimes adapted for play on forums.

Example forum games

Hangman

I spy (played against a posted image rather than a real-life scene)

Mafia, also known as "Werewolf"

Photoshop tennis

Question game

Three word story - a person begins a story with three words, the next person has to continue the story with another 3 words and so on.

Word association

Green Glass Door

Mornington Crescent

Survivor (played with fictional characters rather than with real people)

King of the Hill - Users battle and think of creative ways to get on top of an imaginary hill. This is an infinite game there is no winner (unless it is eventually locked).

This or That - User picks a choice from the privous poster, possibly with a comment, and then proposes a new two-choices question.

Count with pictures - Each post must contain a picture actually showing the current number in it or an object showing the number by its meaning. The next user must do the same, but with the next following number.

Feel free to post your suggestion of games here.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forum_game

A forum game is a text-based multiplayer game played on an Internet forum. Simple examples include word association, hangman, "Count to a Million", "what are you listening to?", "which do you prefer?", and variations of Photoshop contests.

Many games take advantage of the linear nature of certain forums. One example is "Person Above You", in which users write about the user that posted before them. A variant is "Person Below You", in which users write about the next poster, who replies with "true" or "false". On the other hand, multiple instances of some games, such as word association, can run concurrently on threaded forum systems. Another forum game is "Image Wars" in which the players have to post an image that is superior to the above image.

More complex forum games may expand into the fields of turn-based strategy or role-playing games, or a combination of both, where a player can both lead a group and play a member of that group. These more complex games are usually a separate forum or subforum, and within each forum the players interact with each other given the rules and themes of each game. A moderator or moderators usually preside over and update the status of the game world and each player every turn. In some cases, board software itself may have added features pertaining to the game, ranging from simple granting of "experience points" for posting in threads related to games, to complex systems handling multiple aspects of a game (for example: budgeting, unit management, and map generation in a Civilization-type game.

Conventional board games like Risk and Diplomacy and variations of play-by-mail games are also sometimes adapted for play on forums.

Example forum games

Hangman

I spy (played against a posted image rather than a real-life scene)

Mafia, also known as "Werewolf"

Photoshop tennis

Question game

Three word story - a person begins a story with three words, the next person has to continue the story with another 3 words and so on.

Word association

Green Glass Door

Mornington Crescent

Survivor (played with fictional characters rather than with real people)

King of the Hill - Users battle and think of creative ways to get on top of an imaginary hill. This is an infinite game there is no winner (unless it is eventually locked).

This or That - User picks a choice from the privous poster, possibly with a comment, and then proposes a new two-choices question.

Count with pictures - Each post must contain a picture actually showing the current number in it or an object showing the number by its meaning. The next user must do the same, but with the next following number.

Feel free to post your suggestion of games here.

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