Lonely games are in fact useful. For a
long time I have wanted to create a game that lonely people can play.
I have finally figured out how to create one.
It is based on the Antakshari game that
is played in India. Antakshari is a lot of fun.
The way Antakshari works is that one
person sings a portion of the lyrics of a song and stops the song on
a consonant or a vowel. The next player has to sing a snippet
from a different song but starting with the same consonant or vowel at which the previous song
snippet ended. At the end of the second song, it is the turn of the
third player and so on. This game can be played by two or more
The game I have created is...
Antakshari. Since we are playing the game on the internet with people
we have never met, these are the rules and methods of the game:
Make sure you are not...
Bowling by yourself?
...logged into your
Youtube acount. If you are logged into your gmail account, you might
find that you are also logged into your Youtube account. To play this
game you have to log out of your Youtube account.
This game is played with Youtube videos
that show the lyrics and have a Standard Youtube license. If you are
searching for the song '”Yellow Submarine” in Youtube, you would
type “Yellow Submarine with lyrics” in the search box, to find
the video that shows the lyrics as the song plays. Then you would
click on 'Show More' to check and make sure the video has a Standard Youtube License.
Play the video...
...on this page all the way
Make note of the last...
...letter of the
last word in the lyrics. The last letter is E.
While still logged out...
...of Youtube, find
in Youtube a video about a song that has lyrics or title starting with the
last letter of the last word of the song in the latest post. Click on 'Show More' to check and make sure the video has a Standard Youtube License.
Post a comment in the...
...Facebook comment box below and in your
comment paste the link to the video you found. If you want to take full
responsibility for communicating with any of our readers who contact you, also
include a method of contact in your comment.
Wait a few days to see if...
...anyone posts a video in
response to your video, following the rules of this game. If anyone
responds by posting a video, you are on and you can play the game as
long as there is someone posting videos in response to your posts.
...play the game by playing the
video of the latest poster to find the last letter of the last word
in the lyrics. Once you find that last letter, find a video of a song that
begins with that letter (either the lyrics or the title) and post a link to that video in your post in the Facebook comments box below.
And so it goes.
Those visitors who don't want...
...to play lonely games can play the videos that others have posted and enjoy them.
If you have any questions...
game, please post your questions in the Facebook comments box below. There is no guarantee that the link you post will actually appear in the comments or be part of the game. That decision is arbitrary and up to the site owner.
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