The Games Channel


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The Games Channel
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Yes, the games channel! Have you ever been bored; just waiting for the next post in your thread or refreshing the forums waiting for new news to be posted? Well, be bored no longer! The games channel, located in the #warcraft channel on The Helper’s chat, will provide you with a fun and exciting way to pass the time. There, with other people, you will be able to play fun games like 21 Questions and I Spy (on the forums). Never be bored on the internet again!

Instructions included in the instructions post
Instructions and example(s) included in the instructions post
Suggested by another user

Important People
Listen to them. :thup:


Where is it located?
It is located on The Helper’s chat, in the #warcraft channel. Just come on in anytime you want!

What do you actually do there?
Once you’re in the #warcraft channel, you will be able to play any game that only requires text. There is normally at least one person in the channel who is always ready to play a fun game.

Why bother?

Why not bother? Joining the chat is easy, and joining the extra channel is only one chat command away. You can interact with other members of the forum by playing fun and exciting games, or just watch the games being played.

How do I get there?
• Click on the Chat link next to the User CP link
• Identify yourself by typing “/msg NickServ identify [yoursecretpassword]”
• Type “/join #warcraft”
• You’re there!

What games can I play?
The list of games we have available is always expanding. Just ask one of the people who are in charge which game is currently being played.

How do you play?
For instructions, please see the below post, which contains instructions for all playable chat games.

How is it structured?
The channel is always guarded against spammers by StatBot. Whenever possible, there will be people in charge of the channel who are making sure nothing goes wrong.

OK, I’m in the channel, but there’s already a game going on. What should I do?
If you want to join the game, just ask what game is being played and if you know how to play, join right in! If you don’t know how to play, just ask one of the people who are in charge of the channel to explain.
If you don’t want to join the game, just sit back and watch. But be warned, someone will ask you if you want to play the game. Just respond with a simple “No.”

No one is in the channel!
Unfortunately, people can’t always be on the internet (well, you know…). Try coming back later, or waiting in the channel until someone does come by.

I don’t like the game being played.
Just wait until the game finishes, then you can ask to play a different game. People are generally agreeable and will usually play the game you suggested.

I want to make a suggestion!
That’s great! You can post your suggestion in this thread.

Are you on the channel?
If I’m online, I’m almost always on the channel, which, by the way, is #warcraft.


Hippopotomonstrosesquiped aliophobia
Game Instructions and Examples

21 Questions
21 Questions is a relatively simple game. One person will think of a general object, such as “tree” or “lamp”. It can be anything as long as it is not specific, like “Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, patch 2.3”. The other players will then ask the person yes or no questions about the object, to try to narrow down what it is. Each person gets 21 questions. A guess as to what the object is counts as a questions. Try to start the questions general, like “Is it alive?” and move to specific, like “Can you type on it?” Remember, the person being asked the questions can only answer yes or no (or sometimes). Whoever guesses the object first gets to think of the next object.

An example of 21 Questions being played in the games channel (#warcraft):
[2009-01-05 20:10:00] <Knight7770> start guessing :D
[2009-01-05 20:10:04] <Knight7770> we're playing 21 questions
[2009-01-05 20:10:11] <kc102> is it awesome?
[2009-01-05 20:10:17] <Uberplayer> I'm just observer
[2009-01-05 20:10:22] <Knight7770> ok
[2009-01-05 20:10:26] <Knight7770> and I'm going to ignore kc
[2009-01-05 20:10:31] <kc102> FUCK YOU
[2009-01-05 20:10:31] <--| kc102 has left #warcraft
[2009-01-05 20:10:35] <Knight7770> that worked
[2009-01-05 20:10:35] <Knight7770> :D
[2009-01-05 20:10:36] <Uberplayer> why?
[2009-01-05 20:10:45] <Knight7770> he's being stupid again
[2009-01-05 20:10:49] <Uberplayer> oh
[2009-01-05 20:10:55] <Romek> xD
[2009-01-05 20:11:00] <Knight7770> so
[2009-01-05 20:11:04] <Knight7770> want to play 21 questions? :D
[2009-01-05 20:11:05] <Uberplayer> I'm here to make sure the members are safe :)
[2009-01-05 20:11:09] <Knight7770> ><
[2009-01-05 20:11:12] <Uberplayer> I'm protecting you
[2009-01-05 20:11:34] <Uberplayer> if it goes very ugly, I'm here to end the game
[2009-01-05 20:11:36] <Knight7770> so Romek
[2009-01-05 20:11:41] <Knight7770> I'm thinking of something :D
[2009-01-05 20:11:57] <Romek> Is it alive?
[2009-01-05 20:11:58] <Romek> =D
[2009-01-05 20:12:04] <Knight7770> yes
[2009-01-05 20:12:07] <Knight7770> 1
[2009-01-05 20:12:15] <Romek> Is it a mammal?
[2009-01-05 20:12:22] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:12:23] <Knight7770> 2
[2009-01-05 20:12:33] <Uberplayer> it's a fly penguin
[2009-01-05 20:12:39] <Knight7770> uber, no
[2009-01-05 20:12:39] <Knight7770> 1
[2009-01-05 20:12:44] <Romek> Is it smaller than a wii?
[2009-01-05 20:12:53] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:12:53] <Knight7770> 3
[2009-01-05 20:13:00] <Uberplayer> depends on what font size you're using
[2009-01-05 20:13:03] <Uberplayer> and if you're using caps
[2009-01-05 20:13:09] <Knight7770> no it doesn't
[2009-01-05 20:13:12] <Uberplayer> :F
[2009-01-05 20:13:30] <Uberplayer> okay, I will just observe :p
[2009-01-05 20:13:50] <Romek> xD
[2009-01-05 20:13:55] <Romek> Is it a reptile?
[2009-01-05 20:14:01] <Uberplayer> lol
[2009-01-05 20:14:03] <Uberplayer> oh right
[2009-01-05 20:14:06] <Knight7770> 4
[2009-01-05 20:14:07] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:14:09] <Romek> Is it uberplayer? ¬_¬
[2009-01-05 20:14:13] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:14:13] <Knight7770> 5
[2009-01-05 20:14:16] <Romek> xD
[2009-01-05 20:14:17] <Uberplayer> I'm not alive
[2009-01-05 20:14:23] <Uberplayer> stupid question :p
[2009-01-05 20:14:26] <Knight7770> :p
[2009-01-05 20:14:28] <Romek> =]
[2009-01-05 20:14:39] <Romek> Does it fly?
[2009-01-05 20:14:45] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:14:45] <Knight7770> 6
[2009-01-05 20:15:22] <Romek> Is it extinct?
[2009-01-05 20:15:28] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:15:29] <Knight7770> 7
[2009-01-05 20:16:12] <Romek> Is it a bird?
[2009-01-05 20:16:17] <Uberplayer> omg
[2009-01-05 20:16:19] <Uberplayer> birds fly
[2009-01-05 20:16:22] <Uberplayer> and it doesnt :mad:
[2009-01-05 20:16:28] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:16:29] <Knight7770> 8
[2009-01-05 20:16:50] <Romek> Penguins dont fly..
[2009-01-05 20:16:51] <Romek> xD
[2009-01-05 20:16:57] <Romek> Not a mammal, bird or reptile.
[2009-01-05 20:16:58] <Romek> -.-"
[2009-01-05 20:17:00] <Uberplayer> I already asked if it's a fly penguin
[2009-01-05 20:17:04] <Romek> xD
[2009-01-05 20:17:19] <Uberplayer> I have a good strategy here
[2009-01-05 20:17:38] <Romek> Wait for me to lose.
[2009-01-05 20:17:42] <Knight7770> XD
[2009-01-05 20:17:42] <Romek> 'Strategy' =D
[2009-01-05 20:17:52] -->| The_Helper ( has joined #warcraft
[2009-01-05 20:17:55] <Uberplayer> did I write it wrong :F?
[2009-01-05 20:17:56] <Knight7770> :DD
[2009-01-05 20:17:59] <The_Helper> wow
[2009-01-05 20:18:00] <Romek> Does it even exist irl?
[2009-01-05 20:18:03] <Romek> =D
[2009-01-05 20:18:05] <Knight7770> yes
[2009-01-05 20:18:06] <Knight7770> 9
[2009-01-05 20:18:07] <Romek> Hello Th=H
[2009-01-05 20:18:08] <Romek> TH*
[2009-01-05 20:18:14] <Knight7770> So we're playing 21 questions
[2009-01-05 20:18:18] <Knight7770> Romek has guessed 9 times
[2009-01-05 20:18:21] <Knight7770> uber has guessed once
[2009-01-05 20:18:26] <Knight7770> feel free to join in at any time
[2009-01-05 20:18:26] <Knight7770> :)
[2009-01-05 20:18:29] <Uberplayer> that's all I need
[2009-01-05 20:18:40] <The_Helper> so what do i do?
[2009-01-05 20:18:40] <Uberplayer> and of course the winning guess
[2009-01-05 20:18:44] <Knight7770> Well
[2009-01-05 20:18:45] <Romek> Is it an amphibian?
[2009-01-05 20:18:48] <Romek> You ask questions TH
[2009-01-05 20:18:49] <The_Helper> a frog
[2009-01-05 20:18:50] <Knight7770> pause the game for a sec
[2009-01-05 20:18:53] <Knight7770> ok
[2009-01-05 20:18:56] <Romek> Each question can only be a yes or no answer.
[2009-01-05 20:19:00] <Romek> (Or could be, maybe, etc)
[2009-01-05 20:19:00] <Knight7770> So one person, me, thinks of a thing
[2009-01-05 20:19:05] <Knight7770> it has to be a general thing or object
[2009-01-05 20:19:14] <Knight7770> and the other people ask yes or no questions to narrow down what it could be
[2009-01-05 20:19:17] <Knight7770> and then they guess
[2009-01-05 20:19:23] <The_Helper> a frog
[2009-01-05 20:19:23] <Romek> =D
[2009-01-05 20:19:26] <Knight7770> and each person only gets 21 questions
[2009-01-05 20:19:35] <Knight7770> so I will either answer yes or no to your guess/question
[2009-01-05 20:19:37] <Knight7770> :D
[2009-01-05 20:19:50] <The_Helper> its a frog right?
[2009-01-05 20:19:51] <Knight7770> each person has 21 individual guesses/questions
[2009-01-05 20:19:53] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:19:53] <Knight7770> 1
[2009-01-05 20:19:55] <Romek> xD
[2009-01-05 20:19:56] <Knight7770> :D
[2009-01-05 20:20:00] <Romek> A crocodile? =]
[2009-01-05 20:20:02] <Knight7770> it's alive
[2009-01-05 20:20:07] <Knight7770> romek: 10, no
[2009-01-05 20:20:14] <The_Helper> thats not an amphibian
[2009-01-05 20:20:15] <Knight7770> feel free to guess/ask at any time :D
[2009-01-05 20:20:16] <The_Helper> or whatever
[2009-01-05 20:20:18] <Knight7770> it doesn't have to be
[2009-01-05 20:20:22] <Knight7770> he was just asking if it was
[2009-01-05 20:20:29] <Uberplayer> you didn't answer
[2009-01-05 20:20:33] <Knight7770> the answer was no
[2009-01-05 20:20:35] <Romek> Is it an amphibian Knight?
[2009-01-05 20:20:37] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:20:38] <Knight7770> 11
[2009-01-05 20:20:44] <The_Helper> is it an amimal?
[2009-01-05 20:20:47] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:20:47] <Knight7770> 2
[2009-01-05 20:20:48] <Knight7770> :)
[2009-01-05 20:20:50] <Romek> ...
[2009-01-05 20:20:53] <Romek> Oh my.
[2009-01-05 20:20:59] <Romek> And here I was, guessing animals xD
[2009-01-05 20:21:00] <Knight7770> Think of plants
[2009-01-05 20:21:01] <Knight7770> XD
[2009-01-05 20:21:06] <Uberplayer> is it a plant? tree, flauwer and others?
[2009-01-05 20:21:10] <Knight7770> yes
[2009-01-05 20:21:10] <The_Helper> is it a plant?
[2009-01-05 20:21:12] <Knight7770> it is a plant
[2009-01-05 20:21:15] <Knight7770> 2, uber
[2009-01-05 20:21:15] <Knight7770> :D
[2009-01-05 20:21:17] <The_Helper> is it weed?
[2009-01-05 20:21:20] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:21:20] <Knight7770> 2
[2009-01-05 20:21:21] <Romek> Is it colourful?
[2009-01-05 20:21:27] <Knight7770> it can be
[2009-01-05 20:21:27] <Uberplayer> it's not smaller than a wii, right?
[2009-01-05 20:21:28] <Knight7770> 12
[2009-01-05 20:21:31] <Knight7770> right
[2009-01-05 20:21:32] <Knight7770> 3
[2009-01-05 20:21:44] <Knight7770> the numbers are how many questions the person has asked
[2009-01-05 20:21:49] <Knight7770> in case you were confused XD
[2009-01-05 20:22:11] <Romek> Was it smaller or bigger than a Wii? I forget (This doesn't count as a question! D=)
[2009-01-05 20:22:12] <The_Helper> is it a flower?
[2009-01-05 20:22:20] <Knight7770> no
[2009-01-05 20:22:21] <Uberplayer> it's biger
[2009-01-05 20:22:22] <Knight7770> 4
[2009-01-05 20:22:27] <The_Helper> is it a vine?
[2009-01-05 20:22:30] <Knight7770> bigger than a wii
[2009-01-05 20:22:31] <Knight7770> ;)
[2009-01-05 20:22:34] <Knight7770> no, 6
[2009-01-05 20:22:36] <Knight7770> *5
[2009-01-05 20:22:42] <Romek> Is it a tree?
[2009-01-05 20:22:45] <Knight7770> yes
[2009-01-05 20:22:47] <Knight7770> :DD
[2009-01-05 20:22:50] <Romek> :D:D

I Spy (on the forums)

I Spy (on the forums) is just like regular I Spy, except it’s played using images that can be found on The Helper’s forums. One person starts the round by saying, “I spy something [insert color here].” Then, the other players will guess which image the person is thinking of. Whoever gets it right will start the next round.

Suggested by Anman64.
Ghost is a turn based game that can be played with any number of people. The game starts by a person picking a letter. The next person picks a letter, having a word in mind they want to spell. If they do spell a word (that's more then 3 letters) they are out, at any time any one person can challenge another person, if they doubt that a word exists composed out of the already stated letters. Whenever somebody is out a new letter is picked, starting with a completely new sequence of letters.

An actual example of a game of Ghost:
[19:36] <Knight7770> I will start now
[19:36] <Knight7770> Q
[19:36] <Knight7770> Letter; Q
[19:36] <kc102> U
[19:37] <Anman64> E
[19:37] <Knight7770> S
[19:37] <kc102> T
[19:37] <Knight7770> kc
[19:37] <Knight7770> fail
[19:37] <Knight7770> quest
[19:37] <kc102> no
[19:37] <Knight7770> :p
[19:37] <kc102> QUESTS
[19:37] <Anman64> LOL
[19:37] <Knight7770> you're out
[19:37] <kc102> j00 lose
[19:37] <kc102> QUESTS BITCH
[19:37] <Knight7770> you spelled QUEST
[19:37] <kc102> EAT THAT
[19:37] <Anman64> you spelled quest
[19:37] <Knight7770> so you're out
[19:37] <kc102> >.>


New Member

Ghost is a turn based game that can be played with any number of people. The game starts by a person picking a letter. The next person picks a letter, having a word in mind they want to spell. If they do spell a word (that's more then 3 letters) they are out, at any time any one person can challenge another person, if they doubt that a word exists composed out of the already stated letters. Whenever somebody is out a new letter is picked, starting with a completely new sequence of letters.

That was probably really confusing, so let's give an example of a normal game without challenges:

[B]Randomn00b13[/B]: G
[B]lolfail39[/B]: H
[B]lulzersauce[/B]: O
[B]roflmaopmp[/B]: S
[B]gaykid09[/B]: T
*gaykid09 is out*
*new sequence of letters*
gaykid09 automatically is out since he spelled "Ghost"

Scenario 2

[B]Randomn00b13[/B]: Y
[B]lolfail39[/B]: O
[B]lulzersauce[/B]: U
In this case lulzersauce does not lose, since "YOU" is under 4 letters.

Scenario 3, challenges

[B]Randomn00b13[/B]: Z
[B]lolfail39[/B]: A
[B]lulzersauce[/B]: Z
[B]Randomn00b13[/B]: CHALLENGE
In this case Randomn00b13 challenged lulzersauce. If lulzersauce can't tell Randomn00b13 a word that begins with ZAZ then lulzersauce is out. However, if he can, Randomn00b13 is out.

Now, a full game scenario:

[B]Randomn00b13[/B]: H
[B]lolfail39[/B]: A
[B]lulzersauce[/B]: C
[B]roflmaopmp[/B]: Z
[B]roflmaopmp[/B]: OHSHI- I'm out
*roflmaopmp is out*
*new sequence of letters*
[B]Randomn00b13[/B]: P
[B]lolfail39[/B]: O
[B]lulzersauce[/B]: T  [COLOR="Red"]<-- Take note, not out[/COLOR]
[B]Randomn00b13[/B]: T
[B]lolfail39[/B]: E
[B]lolfail39[/B]: IT'S CALLED "POTTER" NUBCAKES!!!!!11!!ONE!
*Randomn00n13 is out*
*new sequence of letters*
[B]lulzersauce[/B]: A
[B]lolfail39[/B]: C
[B]lulzersauce[/B]: N
[B]lolfail38[/B]: E
*lolfail39 is out*
*lulzersauce is the winner!*
For reference all "words" can be looked up at

When stating the letter you want, to prevent confusion you may choose to make it not count unless you say "Letter: <Your Letter Here>"


Hippopotomonstrosesquiped aliophobia
Thanks for the game suggestion, Anman. It has been added to the list of games. Come to the games channel and play it sometime :thup:


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My Ship Sails With
My Ship Sails With is a game, in which one person picks a rule. The rule could be, "Starts with the letter P", "Contains or is made out of metal", generally anything, be creative, but don't make it impossible like "Starts with Z ends with X." The other players can at anytime say "Does My Ship Sail With <Object Here>", and if the object fits the rule, then the rule creator says yes, otherwise he says no. The first person to guess the rule wins. The winner then creates their own rule.

No example this time since I think it is rather easy to follow. ;)
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  • The Helper The Helper:
    you can only open the bar if you sell food and a food truck in the parking lot counts
  • The Helper The Helper:
    here in houston
  • The Helper The Helper:
    most bars are struggling to build food prep and even some I know are doing there own food trucks
  • The Helper The Helper:
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    He is in the different food facebook groups in houston and posts videos of him making his food
  • The Helper The Helper:
    he is killing it
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