Google Drinking Game
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My friends and I came up with this drinking game, based on the most wonderful internet search tool in existence -- Google. Here is the original text that got mailed around that I developed these rules from:
Google: A party game for three or more players. Pick a player to go first. The player who goes first picks two words, which are fed to the Google search page. After this, play passes to the left, and each player adds a word. Words may be misspelled or made up. If a search turns up no hits, the player who added the last word is out. The last player in the game, or the first player to reach a search with only one result, wins. Play resumes with the person on the left of the previous winner. Count points however you want.
The basic idea is that you have a group of people, who sit in a circle and go around, each adding a word to a Google search string. The game then reduces to Pick Up Sticks. How much players drink depends on how well they can control the number of hits their string results in.
I generally advise that there is a non-drinker to use the computer, if only to reduce the number of insurance claims for broken keyboards, etc...
2) Selecting a Designated-Surfer
Someone should be defined as the non-drinking computer user, and judge (further more known as the Designated-Surfer) In any group, there should be someone who doesn't want to get drunk out of their skull. These people have a use, since they can still spell after a few rounds of the game.
Only the Designated-Surfer can see the results of the search. The text displayed would give players an unfair advantage.
3) Alcohol Type
Any alcohol is appropriate. players should feel free to control how much they drink each time. The game leaves it up to the players' ego to not abuse this freedom -- remember, your friends are watching.
If any drink is to be suggested, I would advise doing a Google search on "The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster". This should result in recipes that will do everyone in.
4) Starting Play
The first player should be selected randomly. This player comes up with the first string, and the Designated-Surfer types it into Google. If this is not the first game, the first player should rotate after each game.
5) String Acceptability
The strings (i.e. words) given by players should be alphanumeric, with no spaces or punctuation. Strings do not have to be spelled correctly, or even be a word in a natural language. For the geeks out there, think of the regexp "[0-9a-zA-Z]+".
6) Search Process
The Designated-Surfer then:
7) Outcome of Search
One of the following outcomes will occur after each search:
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