BORED GAMES: Not just for Spam!

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Astaroth, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Some of you may or may not be familiar with a lovely little forum called Bored Games!

    It's a cute lil' subforum, all squeezed up alongside Counseling under its General Chatting parent. If you've ever been in there, you know people use it to play thread-based posting games like "Count to 1000000000" or "Last Person to Post Wins" or "Avatar Above You". You know, the sort of stuff that might be spammy anywhere else. It's the board for when you're bored.

    But what you might NOT know is that it can be used for more substantial things, too! (Not that the silly spam games aren't fun.) Here are some examples:

    1. MAFIA. (Also known as Murderer or Werewolf.)

    This is a really cool party game that translates well to a thread structure. Players are assigned different roles, and the object of the game is to deduce who the mafiosos/murderers/werewolves are and eliminate them if you're innocent, or to pick off the innocents if you're a mafioso/murderer/werewolf. It's all done "OOC", so it's not a roleplay (though roleplays can incorporate this system, and those belong in the roleplay forums), but it's a fun time-waster! You can read the Wikipedia page for more info.


    If you've ever been part of MS Paint Adventures or 4chan's Quests board, you know what this is. The thread owner writes a story, and the audience can participate by making suggestions for what happens next. The OP picks one based on what they like best or what got suggested the most, and writes the next part of the story based on that suggestion. It's sort of like oldschool text-based adventure games, but not as instant or as limited. These threads are too interactive to go in Showcasing and have too little discussion to go in General Chatting, but Bored Games is a perfect fit.

    3. CYOA.

    That's an abbreviation of "Choose Your Own Adventure". Have you ever read those books? CYOA threads are similar to quest games, except you have to pick from a list of options provided by the OP. Sometimes it's fun to see what crazy consequences those actions have.


    Any kind of interactive story, story with audience participation, collaborative writing game where you finish a sentence, Mad Libs, or word association game also belongs here in Bored Games! Just because it's for playing games doesn't mean you can't get creative in there as much as with your roleplays.

    Try playing or starting a game the next time you find yourself faced with boredom and without an RP to reply to!
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