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ElephantS!! The Second Part [Closing: 15th May, 6.30pm]

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    That's just the normal feeling with me no :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    Necro wrote: »
    That's just the normal feeling with me no :pac:

    Well.. you're not wrong! ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,028 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    I hope what happened to me in the last Elephant game does not happen to me here.

    It came to a vehicle question and a number of us had to start the word with the letter A. I, like most of us who were starting with the letter A, anticipated that the next question (an animal) should start with the letter E (Elephant was the obvious choice there, although some went for Eagle!). What did I put down but Ambulance, when the obvious answer was Airplane! :o Only for that answer, I would have been joint winner at the end of that game! :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    I remember that Declan! :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    If people just remember the two main bonus goals you want to hit in a game of Elephant, there's really only one set of answers that works here... There's a science to it... ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Necro wrote: »
    Sometimes, not always. Have I done it here...? Who knows :D
    You coy...
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    If you don't give them a dry run yourself, how can you know they are not impossible?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭ ari101


    You coy...

    If you don't give them a dry run yourself, how can you know they are not impossible?

    Because there are no wrong answers in sheep - stick in some obscure gobbledygook along the way, there will be very few sheep and lots of aces, but that's Necro's problem :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,503 ✭✭✭ Purgative


    BuileBeag wrote: »
    I remember that Declan! :D:D


    Me too, I couldn't sleep that night thinking about it :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    ari101 wrote: »
    Because there are no wrong answers in sheep - stick in some obscure gobbledygook along the way, there will be very few sheep and lots of aces, but that's Necro's problem :p
    Is it the same in Heffalumps? I thought if you gave a wrong answer you got no points or got minus points off your score :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,028 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    Is it the same in Heffalumps? I thought if you gave a wrong answer you got no points or got minus points off your score :confused:

    Maybe I am slow (quite possible!) but what is Heffalumps?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    ari101 wrote: »
    Because there are no wrong answers in sheep - stick in some obscure gobbledygook along the way, there will be very few sheep and lots of aces, but that's Necro's problem :p

    There is multiple ways to do it with correct answers though in fairness.

    And of course there's one vastly superior and satisfying set of answers, which was the route that I obviously chose to go for, for I am great and only choose great answers... :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭ ari101


    Maybe I am slow (quite possible!) but what is Heffalumps?

    An elephant in Winnie the Pooh :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Maybe I am slow (quite possible!) but what is Heffalumps?
    It's totally cool and trendy street slang for elephants.
    Never let it be said that I ain't down with the kids :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭ ari101


    Is it the same in Heffalumps? I thought if you gave a wrong answer you got no points or got minus points off your score :confused:

    Necro didn't say so I assumed the penalty was just being certain of an ace... in the end mine are obscure or versions rather than plain wrong, but I did consider it :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    Purgative wrote: »
    Me too, I couldn't sleep that night thinking about it :D

    Someone should have called a waambulance


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,702 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    There is multiple ways to do it with correct answers though in fairness.

    And of course there's one vastly superior and satisfying set of answers, which was the route that I obviously chose to go for, for I am great and only choose great answers... :pac:
    I'll eat my hat if there aren't only single answers to one or two of these - where you go before and after that is open to debate though!


    I do NOT recommend trying to do this at 2am, by the way, the brain fog was off the scale :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    I'll eat my hat if there aren't only single answers to one or two of these - where you go before and after that is open to debate though!


    I do NOT recommend trying to do this at 2am, by the way, the brain fog was off the scale :(

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    I DO recommend doing it at 2am. The stars all aligned at that hour and it only took me a few minutes... :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭ ari101



    I DO recommend doing it at 2am. The stars all aligned at that hour and it only took me a few minutes... :D

    Which reminds me, I've the wine chilling and a attempt at a walrus in my plans ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,028 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    Is it the same in Heffalumps? I thought if you gave a wrong answer you got no points or got minus points off your score :confused:
    ari101 wrote: »
    Necro didn't say so I assumed the penalty was just being certain of an ace... in the end mine are obscure or versions rather than plain wrong, but I did consider it :D

    I had a quick glance at the previous Elephant and no-one messed up on carrying over letters between each question. Hopefully, it will be the same for this game. But, if someone were to mess up on their letters, surely that is wrong so maybe they should get zero?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    I had a quick glance at the previous Elephant and no-one messed up on carrying over letters between each question. Hopefully, it will be the same for this game. But, if someone were to mess up on their letters, surely that is wrong so maybe they should get zero?

    Yeah that's the plan, if it doesn't line up it's a zero. Likely won't happen though... or has it happened already?

    All I know is this is fairly apt to describe this game...oh and it's creator of course :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭ ari101


    Necro wrote: »
    Yeah that's the plan, if it doesn't line up it's a zero. Likely won't happen though... or has it happened already?

    All I know is this is fairly apt to describe this game...oh and it's creator of course :D

    Gosh you made me check mine again :D yeah not carrying the letters seems fair for a zero, what you put between them otherwise though :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,702 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Right, on very little sleep and a LOT of googling, I'm in.


    My brain hurts :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,028 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    There are a number of questions in this elephant game with very finite correct answers (but of course no answer is wrong in Sheep!) compared to the last one, where there were many paths one could take!


  • Registered Users Posts: 609 ✭✭✭ Hillybilly4


    That was devilishly, head-wreckingly tricky...but fun!
    I'm in! :D


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    You coy...
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    If you don't give them a dry run yourself, how can you know they are not impossible?

    ;)

    Nicely flowing now, up to 11 players.

    I have actually submitted answers myself but I won't be taking part naturally, I'll reveal my answer for each question on the night of the big unveiling :D


    11 players:

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    ari101
    davetherave
    Declan A Walsh
    HeidiHeidi
    Hillbilly4
    Neowise
    Omackeral
    Purgative
    Reberetta
    the purple tin


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭ Neowise


    is there extra 'match the host' points to be gained?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,672 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    Neowise wrote: »
    is there extra 'match the host' points to be gained?

    I hadn't thought about it tbh :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,702 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    I feel like I deserve a bonus for coming up with a chain of (vaguely, possibly) correct answers at all!


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 7,918 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cee_jay


    I started this today, got stuck, work got really busy, and I shut the excel sheet without saving what I had done. It is very difficult!!


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