I am going to put this here because I don't know where else to put it and I wanted to link someone.Careless Twisper
: A Social / Drinking / Folk-Tech Game by One Life Left"GUILTY TWEETS HAVE GOT NO RHYTHM"Requirements
Group of friends with alcohol, smartphones, twitter accounts, nerves of steel.Rules
The game instigator starts by singing the saxophone solo from George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' (George Michael - Careless Whisper
). The last person to join in becomes Player One.
Player One places their smartphone on the table in front of them and opens their Twitter account. They hit the new tweet button. Then, as soon as they are ready, they hit the 'voice entry' button and say something potentially embarrassing; perhaps a personal secret, perhaps a socially unacceptable opinion, perhaps raw slander.
They rely upon the poor decoding ability of the transcription software to obfuscate their careless twisper. Regardless of what their imminent Tweet now says they must
hit 'send'*, broadcasting their (possibly garbled) inner thoughts to their followers.
IF it is agreed that i) Player One's initial statement was revealing enough and ii) they did not deliberately employ inaudible (or otherwise confusing) speech, they are declared the winner of that round and can nominate three players to drink and one player as the next Twisperer.
IF it's considered (by majority vote) that Player One broke one of the rules above they must take one drink and repeat the task.
IF Player One refuses to tweet they are declared the game's Andrew Ridgeley and must drink to the demands of three other players. They may be referred to derisively as 'Andrew' until someone else takes their place.
The game continues until i) the players pass out, ii) it all gets a bit 'real', or iii) one is sued for libel**.
The End"Maybe it's better this way / We hurt each other with the things we want to say"
*An easier version of the game allows players to add the tag #twisper to their Tweets
**This game is why, at a games conference last year, one of the http://www.onelifeleft.com
team tweeted "[Games industry legend X] is a PDF file."