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We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

Old 03-14-20, 11:10 PM
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We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

As people are preparing to stare down the barrel of spending more time at home, it has occurred to me that it has been a LONG time since we have had a Sheep Game. Seems like the time is right. I found some I wrote awhile back that I would be happy to roll out. But what should it be?

Soda Sheep: The Fizzy-Lifting Edition
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Sports Sheep for non-sports sheep (no sports trivia; all about team names, mascots, etc.)
Rick and Morty Sheep: Inter-dimensional Cable-Knit Sweaters, Brah
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Breaking Baaaad/Better Call Shawl Sheep
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I would be in. It’s been too long since a sheep game happened.
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I'm totally down for a sheep game!
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

I don't know what a sheep game is, but if someone could explain how it works, I'm in.
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
I don't know what a sheep game is, but if someone could explain how it works, I'm in.
Someone needs to link to the main Sheep page. It's somewhere in Ottwrville. There's a good explanation there
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
I don't know what a sheep game is, but if someone could explain how it works, I'm in.
If you're good at Family Feud, you'll do okay at Sheep.
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If you do Rick and Morty, or Star Wars shitquels, I ain't playing.
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Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Rick and Morty, I just haven't had a chance to see it. All I know about it is that, at some point, a scientist turns into a pickle.
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
If you do Rick and Morty, or Star Wars shitquels, I ain't playing.


Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Rick and Morty, I just haven't had a chance to see it. All I know about it is that, at some point, a scientist turns into a pickle.

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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

I retired some time ago from sheep games, so take this with the appropriate sense of relevance, but what made the early Sheep games so fun was their general nature and inclusiveness. Perhaps something with much broader appeal? Even if I wanted to participate, I couldn't in almost any of the named proposals. Don't even know what one of them are. I am sure I am not alone.
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Someone needs to link to the main Sheep page. It's somewhere in Ottwrville. There's a good explanation there
This thread?

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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Someone needs to link to the main Sheep page. It's somewhere in Ottwrville. There's a good explanation there
​​​​​I'm not home right now but if she searched for "sheep", she'll probably find a few games. Each game had a link to the rules.
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

Originally Posted by Pharoh View Post
I retired some time ago from sheep games, so take this with the appropriate sense of relevance, but what made the early Sheep games so fun was their general nature and inclusiveness. Perhaps something with much broader appeal? Even if I wanted to participate, I couldn't in almost any of the named proposals. Don't even know what one of them are. I am sure I am not alone.
I agree ... while the “branded” ones are fun, they do drive down numbers. My non-sports sports game is things like “Name a team with a flying animal for a mascot.” May still be too specific?

I’m open for suggestions! I’m just jonesing for a sheep game!
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

no sports trivia; all about team names, mascots, etc.
For us non-sports people, team mascots is sports trivia. I think there's one with a green fuzzy vuvuzela for a mouth.
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

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For us non-sports people, team mascots is sports trivia. I think there's one with a green fuzzy vuvuzela for a mouth.
In a normal sheep game, Google or outside resources are against the rules. For this one it would be allowed. But I get the point.

Maybe a potpourri game with a variety of topics?
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

How about a travel related one? Like country with the nicest people. Country with the sexiest people . Best beach. Since we're all stuck at home it might be fun to dream? Or is that too broad?
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

If I can figure out how to do this, this might be my first sheep game ever.
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Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

From Mr. Flix's MCU Sheep game:

(Reverse) Sheep is a game that is part Family Feud, part trivia game. The object of the game is to outwit other players through a series of questions that are usually united in theme. There are two types of questions.

The first, Sheep, is one where you try to think like everyone else and match their answers. The more people you match, the better you do. Let's say we have a game of six players (A through F). A Sheep question might be something like "Name a great color." Sheep questions never have right or wrong answers. Let's say our five players answered like this:

Players A, C, and E said "Blue"
Players B and D said "Green"
Player F said "Chartreuse"

Scoring in Sheep games is like golf: the lower your score, the better. The "Blue" players get -3 points (and the best answer). The "Green" players get -2 points. Player F did not match anyone and gets 0 points.

The second type of question, Reverse Sheep, is the exact opposite. You want to avoid matching other players. A Reverse Sheep question might be something like "Name a state on the Atlantic Coast." Reverse Sheep questions always have right or wrong answers. Let's say our players answered like this:

Players D and E said "Delaware"
Players F and B said "Maine"
Player C said "Texas"
Player A said "South Carolina"

Player A gets zero points, unless unique bonuses are in play (refer to the Game-Specific Rules). The "Delaware" players get +2 points (a penalty, since you want to have a low score). The "Maine" players also get +2 points. Player C's answer might be debated among the players to see if it is considered correct or not. Wrong answers always score above the most common answer. You're always better off going for something obvious than for something obviously wrong. If "Texas" is ruled incorrect, player C gets +4 points (two above the most common correct answer).

That's the gist of it. Each person running a game adds little rules here and there but those are the basics.

  • The object of the game is to out-think everyone by picking answers to questions that are the most common (Sheep or least common (Reverse Sheep, but still correct.
  • Example Sheep question: "Name a confusing sci-fi TV series." A good answer might be Lost and a bad answer might be Land of the Giants.
  • Example Reverse Sheep question: "Name a Clippers draft pick." Blake Griffin might be a bad answer, but Yaroslav Korolev might be a good answer. (Unless everyone is trying to go as obscure as possible).
  • Scores are tallied according to the number of players answering that question. Sheep answers are tallied as negative. Reverse Sheep answers are tallied as positive. The lowest score wins.
  • There is no such thing as wrong answer for a Sheep question. Wrong answers in Reverse Sheep are scored two points above the most common answer.
  • You may not cheat by using Google or Wikipedia, Pinterest, fan sites, etc. Use only what's in your head.
  • Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers, set info, or the question itself. Add {sd} to the end of the answer, not the beginning. Those who do not do this will be penalized 20 points right off the bat.
  • Note: Be creative with your answers, but don't be stupid.
  • Sheep questions are marked by an S:, Reverse Sheep questions are marked by an R:.


Game-Specific Rules
Unique Bonus: Reverse Sheep questions will generate additional bonus (negative) points according to the following:

1 Unique is awarded -20
2 Uniques are awarded -15 each
3 Uniques are awarded -10 each
4 Uniques are awarded -5 each
5+ Uniques are awarded -1 each

Slam Dunks {sd} Players have the power of multipliers in their hands. Each player is given five (5) Slam Dunks ({sd}) which they use by adding {sd} to the end of their answer. Your Slam Dunks have different effects depending on the question you use it on:

In Sheep questions, the {sd} adds 1 to the Multiplier.
In Reverse Sheep questions, you can use your {sd} to turn the question into a sheep question for you. However, if your answer is wrong, it does nothing.
Slam dunks cannot be stacked. Use one per question only or else they will be discarded. You cannot use two slam dunks to turn a Reverse into a Sheep and then slam dunk those sheep answers.

And another reminder: Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers or the question itself. Do not forget your {sd}. Sometimes I notice and ask the player to re-send, and sometimes I don't, so to make things fair, if you forget to include them I won't be reminding you.
  • R: Name an Infinity Stone.
  • S: BONUS QUESTION (NO SLAM DUNKS ALLOWED): This bonus question is a real question, but hidden. If the question was revealed, all sheep would give the same answer, as the question is asking for a fact, not an opinion, and there is only one correct answer. Using the time stone, look into the future where the question is revealed, and give your answer here. Scoring will be handled as usual (the sheepier your answer, the higher your score), BUT if you successfully predicted the right answer to the question, your score for this question will be doubled.
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    Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

    I have an SNL sheep game that is mostly written and ready to go. It just needs a Sheepmaster because there’s no way I’d be able to run it.
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    Re: We need a SHEEP GAME! What's it going to be?

    Originally Posted by TheBang View Post
    I have an SNL sheep game that is mostly written and ready to go. It just needs a Sheepmaster because there’s no way I’d be able to run it.
    Oooh, that sounds like a good one. "Live From Ewe York"
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    "Daaaaaaa Sheep!"
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    Happy to run it if that is what people want!

    Haven’t really gotten a resounding answer ...
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