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# Name this game (not video)

Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles.Portland, ORRegistered User regular
edited May 2010
So, I'm on the bus home from college today and this group of high school kids gets on. Three of them are playing some odd game where they were all pointing at one another with various numbers of fingers held out. Throughout the course of the game, fingers would add and fingers would disappear. People somehow got eliminated, blah blah blah.

Any idea what this was?

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edited May 2010
One hand each, two hands each, or alternating between both? Was it played in turns, or was it more rapid-fire?

I can think of two possibilities right now
If it's turn based, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopsticks_%28hand_game%29

If it's rapid-fire, it's a version of a drinking game where each person is given a number, and when the modulo of the number of fingers divided by the number of players = your number, you get to change how many fingers you are holding out. If the next person who's turn it is doesn't change in time, or the wrong person changes fingers, they're out. I don't know what the game is called and yes I did go to nerd school .

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Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
edited May 2010
One hand each, two hands each, or alternating between both? Was it played in turns, or was it more rapid-fire?

I can think of two possibilities right now
If it's turn based, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopsticks_%28hand_game%29

If it's rapid-fire, it's a version of a drinking game where each person is given a number, and when the modulo of the number of fingers divided by the number of players = your number, you get to change how many fingers you are holding out. If the next person who's turn it is doesn't change in time, or the wrong person changes fingers, they're out. I don't know what the game is called and yes I did go to nerd school .

Two hands. I couldn't really tell if it was going in turns or not. I wasn't staring.

I'm guessing it was Chopsticks though. Although I don't see anything about more than two players on the Wiki. There were definitely at least three of them playing.

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Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
edited May 2010
There's always odds and evens.

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edited May 2010
It's easy to play Chopsticks with more than 2. It's more fun actually, since then it's not a solved game.

If you're interested in that kind of stuff, the Solved Games entry on Wikipedia is a good read.