Adult bus trip

Old Aug 2nd, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Adult bus trip

Planning a one day bus trip for an adult group requiring several hours of driving to and from our destination. Looking for entertainment such as a couple of good games that can be played as a group.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2013, 09:27 PM
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'If he had seen the sawdust he wouldn't have died.'

That is the beginning of the game. Now people take turns asking questions for which a 'yes or no' answer can be given. They do so until they solve the 'mystery'.

This is one example of a game that is sometimes played by sailors on a long ocean passage. Depending on the difficulty of the initial clue you have to work with, it can take hours or days or weeks to solve.

Did he die of natural causes? No.
Was he murdered? No.
Did he commit suicide? Yes.
Was he rejected in love? No.
Did he shoot himself? No.

Some things come out quite quickly and easily but if it is a good puzzle/mystery, it can be very difficult getting to the real answer.

The answer to the above is that the man was a midget in a circus. He was billed as 'The World's Smallest Man'. Another midget who was a clown in the circus decided to mess with his head. So he started sawing a half inch at a time off the cane that the 'smallest man' used in his act. By sawing the bottom off the cane a little at a time it convinced the midget that he was growing taller. He couldn't face the possibility of no longer being the smallest man and so he hung himself.

That is definitely not the easiest to solve and it takes some artistic license into account as well (couldn't they guy just have measured himself?).

I've never seen any group solve that one in less than 20 hours of play.

Think of the result, think of an initial clue and then it's yes or no from there on in.

Any number can play, one person knows and answers, no equipment required.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Thanks, improviser for the excellent idea.
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How about a couple of rousing rounds of a 100 bottles of Metamucil on the wall?
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