Multi-Variable Grouping Games

6lehderjets
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Multi-Variable Grouping Games

Postby 6lehderjets » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:17 pm

Since most grouping games lack chronological placement such as days of the week, rankings, etc. What is the best way to determine the base for grouping games so they can be done efficently? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Multi-Variable Grouping Games

Postby EarlCat » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:19 am

If the first question asks something like, "Which of the following could be a complete and accurate list of [whatever the game is grouping]," set it up to look like the answer choices.

If that kind of question is not there, I like to set mine up to minimize having to count repeating variables. Usually (but not always!) this means the shortest list becomes the column labels. For instance, say my game has two groups of elements, teachers WXYZ and students GHJKLMN. If several clues say something like, "W teaches at least 3 students," or, "Y teaches more students than Z," then I like to make W my column with at least 3 slots. Otherwise, I have to constantly count whether W was used at least 3 times, or whether there are more Ys than Zs, and that's a pain.

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Re: Multi-Variable Grouping Games

Postby 6lehderjets » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:50 pm

EarlCat wrote:If the first question asks something like, "Which of the following could be a complete and accurate list of [whatever the game is grouping]," set it up to look like the answer choices.

If that kind of question is not there, I like to set mine up to minimize having to count repeating variables. Usually (but not always!) this means the shortest list becomes the column labels. For instance, say my game has two groups of elements, teachers WXYZ and students GHJKLMN. If several clues say something like, "W teaches at least 3 students," or, "Y teaches more students than Z," then I like to make W my column with at least 3 slots. Otherwise, I have to constantly count whether W was used at least 3 times, or whether there are more Ys than Zs, and that's a pain.



Very good advice. Appreciate it.




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