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Ep 44: Name That Game - no guesses?


By sconway - Posted on 18 December 2007

Perhaps it's the busy holiday season or perhaps our puzzle was just too much for you this week, but we have yet to receive a single guess for Episode 44's Name That Game!

We are recording the next show very soon, but there's still some time left to put your puzzler's hat on.

Tumblin' Dice Jr could be yours, but you can't win if you don't play... :)

scooterb23's picture
I'm about as lost as lost can be on this one...
Steerpike's picture
well, yes, it's pretty busy this end so I have not had a lot of time to concentrate on this one. Equally, the two listens that I have given it have left me bemused...... ------------------------------------------------- We don't stop playing games when we get old...... We get old when we stop playing games
sconway's picture

I thought this one might be a stumper! Thanks to Puzzle Meister Mark for this one.

We have one lonely guess on file now just a few hours left before we record. Tune next show to hear the answer.

philthephreak's picture
What was Stephen's first line? Six Span? Six Pan? Six Ban? Sick span? Can't quite tell...
sconway's picture

Sorry for the confusion. The line is:

6 Bam.

The main clues are Dave's three lines. My lines in the background can either really confuse the issue OR help point you in the right direction. How's that for an unhelpful hint?

robin's picture
Umm... If by 'capital' you mean 'shifted' then "capital 2" on my keyboard (and every other UK keyboard) is a " (double quote) not an @. [Not that I would have got it anyway!]
sconway's picture

Whoops! I think I can safely speak for Mark and Dave and say we had no idea international keyboards were set up differently!

I wonder why that is? Where is the @ located?

Steerpike's picture
The @ is above the ' sign on the UK keyboard. Also bear in mind that keyboards vary across the countries of Europe as well, due to language differences driving frequency of use of certain keys - not sure that the @ is above the 2 on any of the variations. Frankly these anomolies are what keep us IT folk in business ------------------------------------------------- We don't stop playing games when we get old...... We get old when we stop playing games
robin's picture
As ever, wikipedia has an entry. A few differences between US and UK; understandably the £ above the 3 is needed. This forces the hash (along with the tilde) on to an extra key next to the Enter. All of which allows for a larger Enter key. I think I'ld keep missing it on a US keyboard!
sconway's picture

Wiki to the rescue! Thanks for the link.

Interesting that I don't remember having to fight with keyboard differences when I was at university in the UK in the early '90s. I typed up many a paper on PCs in the computer lab at Harlaxton College in Grantham. I suppose we were so early in the days of email then that we didn't pay attention to the lowly @ symbol so much.

snoozefest's picture

I heard about a contest poll a little while ago, but it had already disappeared before I was able to vote. So I thought I'd finally vote here: please add 1 vote to the "the contests are crazy hard they make no sense I'd fast forward past them if I could they suck" item.

Thanks :)

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