Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Paperback Game: Can Anyone Win?

For all you book lovers out there, here's an interesting new thing you can do with all those old paperback books you've collected over the years.

It's called the paperback game. The idea is to gather a bunch of old paperback books in a pile and have one of the 4 to 10 (ideally) players read the cheesy back cover descriptions -- the cheesier, the better, apparently -- then have the rest write what they imagine would be the first sentence of the novel on a slip of paper and gather the slips. The reader will write the actual first sentence and add it to the slips.

Then, everyone votes on which line they think is the actual first line. Points are assigned based on how the votes go. This game also involves the drinking of much wine. Apparently.

What I'd like to know is, who came up with this game? What were you smoking? :)

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