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the_book_game's Journal

Name:
The Book Game
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Open
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Anybody , Moderated
This is a community to play an online version of an old parlor game that me and some friends used to play over email. We knew it by the unimaginative name of "The book game", though versions of it turn out to be known as Ex Libris in the UK and Liebrary in the US.

There's a post with the rules, but the short version is that it's a game where you score by inventing plausible-sounding first lines for books you haven't read, and picking the real first line out of a lineup of other fakes.

Apart from that framework, it's quite adaptable, and low-involvement - a player basically won't have to do more than write five sentences and check five radio buttons over a period of maybe a couple of weeks.

Also, (assuming this takes off at all), there definitely doesn't have to just be one Book Game running at any given time - if you have a few books that have or might produce great first lines, feel free to start one yourself!

We now have an index of all books used so far, to avoid repetition.

The Roll Of Honour
Game 1: run by braisedbywolves, won by stellanova
Game 2: run by stellanova, on indefinite hiatus.
Game 3: run by pisica, won by biascut
Game 4: run by jeffr23, won by pisica
Game 5: run by tenacitydrader, won by pisica
Game 6: run by majea, won by zoje_george
Game 7: run by zoje_george, won by pisica
Game 8: run by biascut, won by braisedbywolves
Game 9: run by braisedbywolves, won by sammywol
Game 10: run by jeffr23, won by braisedbywolves
Game 11: run by sammywol, won by dorianegray
Game 12: run by dorianegray, won by sammywol
Game 13: run by badgersandjam, won by dorianegray
Game 14: run by badgersandjam, won by lanyer
Game 15: run by lanyer, won by sammywol and jeffr23
Game 16: run by jeffr23, won by a_d_medievalist
Game 17: run by a_d_medievalist, won by badgersandjam
Game 18: run by badgersandjam, won by lanyer
Game 19: run by sammywol, won by songofnewday
Game 20: run by songofnewday, won by jeffr23
Game 21: run by jeffr23, won by dangerdean
Game 22: run by dangerdean, won by songofnewday
Game 22.5: run by badgersandjam, won by dangerdean and dorianegray
Game 23: run by songofnewday, won by a_d_medievalist
Game 24: run by a_d_medievalist, won by biascut and sammywol
Game 25: run by badgersandjam, won by sammywol and nwhyte
Game 26: run by nwhyte, won by dorianegray
Game 27: run by dorianegray, won by a_d_medievalist
Game 28: run by a_d_medievalist, won by badgersandjam
Game 29: run by badgersandjam, won by a_d_medievalist and lanyer
Game 30: run by lanyer, won by jeffr23
Game 31: run by jeffr23, won by songofnewday
Game 32: run by songofnewday, won by lanyer
Game 33: run by lanyer, won by dorianegray
Game 34: run by dorianegray, won by lslaw
Game 35: run by lslaw, won by dorianegray and lanyer
Game 36: run by dorianegray, won by badgersandjam
Game 37: run by badgersandjam, won by lanyer
Game 38: run by lanyer, won by lslaw and badgersandjam
Game 39: run by badgersandjam, won by dorianegray
Game 40: run by dorianegray, won by songofnewday
Game 41: run by songofnewday, won by lslaw
Game 42: run by lslaw, won by dorianegray and badgersandjam
Game 43: run by badgersandjam, won by mentalfirewall
Game 44: run by mentalfirewall, won by lslaw
Game 45: run by lslaw, won by dorianegray and shermarama
Game 46: run by dorianegray, won by lslaw
Game 47: run by lslaw, on indefinite hiatus.
Game 48: run by jeffr23, won by shermarama
Game 49: run by shermarama, won by lslaw
Game 50: run by jeffr23, won by lslaw
Game 51: run by lslaw, won by shermarama
book game, ex libris, liebrary

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