Language & Grammar discussion

60 views
Word Games > The Numbers Game.

Comments (showing 1-50 of 536) (536 new)    post a comment »
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 939 comments This game is pretty simple to play, not as simple to explain...

One simply cites a book title that incorporates a number that is one more than was previously cited. Since not all numbers are used in book titles gaps are permissable but if someone can cite a title they gain bragging rights by typing CHALLENGE and filling in the gap.

To keep things moving one CAN concede by starting a new series but no book titles should be reused. If they are THAT can be challenged by citing the number of the post.


message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 939 comments One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey


message 3: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
The Two Towers The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien


message 4: by Jan (new)

Jan (Auntyjan) | 1259 comments The Three Musketeers The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas


message 5: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 13295 comments Mod
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (Agatha Christie)


message 6: by Jan (new)

Jan (Auntyjan) | 1259 comments The Five People You Meet in Heaven The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom


message 7: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Rainbow Six Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy


message 8: by Jan (new)

Jan (Auntyjan) | 1259 comments Seven Years in Tibet Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer


message 9: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
When Eight Bells Toll When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean


message 10: by Jana (last edited Oct 24, 2010 02:40PM) (new)

Jana Nine Stories ( J. D. Salinger)


message 11: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 13295 comments Mod
Ten Little Indians (Sherman Alexie)


message 12: by Jan (new)

Jan (Auntyjan) | 1259 comments Eleven Minutes Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho


message 13: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 939 comments The Dirty Dozen Dirty Dozen (Cassell Military Paperbacks) by E.M. Nathanson 12 angry men would be too easy


message 14: by Carol (last edited Oct 24, 2010 04:33PM) (new)

Carol | 10015 comments Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum, #13) by Janet Evanovich Lean Mean Thirteen


message 15: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
The Fourteen Little Peppers and How They Grew


message 17: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments Eating Soup With Chopsticks: Sweet Sixteen in Japan


message 18: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments Seventeen Against the Dealer (Tillerman Family, #7) by Cynthia Voigt
Seventeen Against the Dealer


message 19: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 939 comments How about a classic... Nineteen Eighty-Four.


message 20: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
And another....
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne


message 21: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
Click "add book/author" right above the box you type in. Then click "cover." If you don't click "cover" you get a link in words. With cover, you get, as you say, "the picture up." (Exciting!)


message 22: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène Du BoisThe Twenty-One Balloons


message 23: by Jan (new)

Jan (Auntyjan) | 1259 comments Catch 22 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller


message 24: by Jan (new)

Jan (Auntyjan) | 1259 comments Four and twenty Blackbirds Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Agatha Christie


message 25: by Stephen (last edited Oct 25, 2010 06:22AM) (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 939 comments Oops. Officially Jan your answer violates the already used rule. (See post 5) But how bout we replace it with Two Dozen Donuts? Two Dozen Donuts by Frank Roberts or if those are baker's dozens we've got 26!

Though I gotta say I'm kinda curious about Twenty-six Princesses Twenty-six Princesses by Dave Horowitz


message 26: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
The Twenty-Seven Little Peppers and How They Grew


message 27: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints Essays by Joan Acocella


message 28: by Carol (last edited Oct 25, 2010 01:03PM) (new)

Carol | 10015 comments June 29, 1999 June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner


message 29: by Stephen (last edited Oct 25, 2010 01:18PM) (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 939 comments Newengland wrote: "The Twenty-Seven Little Peppers and How They Grew"

um... I thought that was the FIVE little peppers. It was when you used it the first time ;-)

Perhaps you should have gone with
Twenty-Seven Bones Twenty-Seven Bones by Jonathan Nasaw


Guess what they say is true... Never trust anyone over thirty. But that would include me too. I'm Pushing 30 Pushing 30 by Whitney Gaskell... unfortunately from the wrong side...


message 31: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments 32 Stories The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics by Adrian Tomine32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics


message 32: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 13295 comments Mod
The 33 Strategies of War
by Robert Greene, Joost Elffers


message 33: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments 34 Days Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon by Amos Harel 34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon


message 34: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Hannah at Thirty-five Hannah at Thirty-five by Anabel Donald


message 35: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments 36 Views of Mount Fuji On Finding Myself in Japan by Cathy N. Davidson 36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan


message 36: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 13295 comments Mod
Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences
by Jan Zwicky


message 37: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
(The Peppers keep growing -- exponentially.)


message 38: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments Thirty-eight Witnesses The Kitty Genovese Case (Melville House Classic Journalism) by A.M. Rosenthal

Thirty-eight Witnesses


message 39: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments The 39 Steps The 39 Steps by John Buchan


message 41: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments 41 Stories (Signet Classics (Paperback)) by O. Henry 41 Stories (Signet Classics


message 42: by Ken (new)

Ken | 15461 comments Mod
Isn't it good we have a search box on the upper right to enter numbers (and Peppers) into?


message 43: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments yeah!


message 44: by Stephen (last edited Oct 25, 2010 06:08PM) (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 939 comments Now who's being curmudgeonly NE? I swear. It sounds like you'd like to 86 the whole game.


message 45: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (SavvySuzdolcefarniente) | 1454 comments Summer of 42!....Thanks NE! Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher


message 46: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments Over My Dead Body 43 Old Cemetery Road Book 2 by Kate KliseOver My Dead Body: 43 Old Cemetery Road:


message 47: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (last edited Oct 25, 2010 07:08PM) (new)

Debbie (Sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6376 comments Mod
Forty Four Presidents by MZA

Forty-four Presidents


message 48: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 13295 comments Mod
The Forty-Five Guardsmen
by Alexandre Dumas


message 49: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10015 comments 47 by Walter Mosley 47


message 50: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 13295 comments Mod
The First 48
by Tim Green


« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
back to top

unread topics | mark unread


Books mentioned in this topic

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (other topics)
The Two Towers (other topics)
The Three Musketeers (other topics)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (other topics)
Rainbow Six (other topics)
More...