Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

User avatar
princeR
Posts: 308
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:10 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby princeR » Mon May 28, 2012 11:14 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
princeR wrote:Dinos literally just has one key inference that isn't that hard to make. You just need to remember that you are selecting 5/7 so play it like an in/out game but multi-row it with the colors. The inference is that U/V is out and than the rule that L/U can not both be mauve severely limits the game. I found it fairly easy.

This helps me make my point (at least in my case). I figured out what made the game tick, but it still took a while to run through. It's just one of those grind it out games that steals time away from tougher games. One of those circular table games they used to have was the same way.

I hate table games. I feel like there is no way around it other than to plug n chug. I agree with others that its the time consuming games that are the most difficult. I really enjoy in/out games, I find that I am very strong in them. I think if someone didn't recognize that the dino game could be set up with that template it would be extremely time consuming. I am trying to imagine the dino game in a multi-row grouping and it just sounds terrible lol.

User avatar
JamMasterJ
Posts: 6688
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon May 28, 2012 11:15 pm

phillykid wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
princeR wrote:Dinos literally just has one key inference that isn't that hard to make. You just need to remember that you are selecting 5/7 so play it like an in/out game but multi-row it with the colors. The inference is that U/V is out and than the rule that L/U can not both be mauve severely limits the game. I found it fairly easy.

This helps me make my point (at least in my case). I figured out what made the game tick, but it still took a while to run through. It's just one of those grind it out games that steals time away from tougher games. One of those circular table games they used to have was the same way.


Yea I didn't mean to say there is an absolute way of looking at it. For me at least, there is a strong correlation between how much time it takes and how difficult it is.

same here, but I'd prefer four really hard games with a normal distribution of game type to two really tough games like CDs alongside a coulple mid-level advanced linear games that are easy, but super time consuming due to the relative lack of narrowing options.

User avatar
phillykid
Posts: 78
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:45 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby phillykid » Mon May 28, 2012 11:49 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
phillykid wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
princeR wrote:Dinos literally just has one key inference that isn't that hard to make. You just need to remember that you are selecting 5/7 so play it like an in/out game but multi-row it with the colors. The inference is that U/V is out and than the rule that L/U can not both be mauve severely limits the game. I found it fairly easy.

This helps me make my point (at least in my case). I figured out what made the game tick, but it still took a while to run through. It's just one of those grind it out games that steals time away from tougher games. One of those circular table games they used to have was the same way.


Yea I didn't mean to say there is an absolute way of looking at it. For me at least, there is a strong correlation between how much time it takes and how difficult it is.

same here, but I'd prefer four really hard games with a normal distribution of game type to two really tough games like CDs alongside a coulple mid-level advanced linear games that are easy, but super time consuming due to the relative lack of narrowing options.


Agreed. Four in/out games would give me the most trouble b/c those tend to be extra time consuming.

User avatar
LexLeon
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:03 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby LexLeon » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:23 pm

I like this arrangement:

Dinos
CD's
Zephyr Airlines
Bus seats

User avatar
mindarmed
Posts: 959
Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby mindarmed » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:06 am

I'd not really care about the LG section no matter which games...instead I'd dread 4 super difficult/length RC passages. Fuck RC.

User avatar
StarLightSpectre
Posts: 339
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:32 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby StarLightSpectre » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:17 am

Nova wrote:
QuincyWagstaff wrote: I murdered CDs in like 5 minutes first time out, with no diagram.


GTFO :evil:


hahahaha

User avatar
elterrible78
Posts: 1108
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:09 am

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby elterrible78 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:26 am

I would go with Snakes and Lizards, Bus Seats, Clinics (which killed me until recently), and the layer cake.

It's really interesting to see the varied responses, and how different things present problems to different people. I thought Zephyr Airlines was pretty easy, and CDs was moderately easy. Clinics, though, which only one person has mentioned, was just brutal for me.

I don't mind the plug-n-chug with table games, because I usually find that the rules give you enough to make the plug-n-chug pretty quick and easy.

User avatar
twenty
Posts: 3153
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby twenty » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:40 am

June 2011's balls in boxes game.
Juarez and Rosenberg reviewing textbooks.
Zephyr airlines (thankfully a rare game type)
Lizards and Snakes

I didn't find CD game all that hard, and Dinosaurs was a piece of cake.

User avatar
Sloth Hero
Posts: 233
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:32 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby Sloth Hero » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:49 am

my favorite color is mauve now and i don't even know what that color looks like. sounds yellowy

User avatar
banjo
Posts: 1345
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby banjo » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:18 pm

musical instruments
dog show
lizards and snakes
african languages

User avatar
Clearly
Posts: 4165
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby Clearly » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:29 pm

I actually didn't find a problem with old cds new cds... i thought it was pretty standard if you use "J" for new jazz and "j" for old jazz, etc.

User avatar
Nova
Posts: 9116
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:39 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:I actually didn't find a problem with old cds new cds... i thought it was pretty standard if you use "J" for new jazz and "j" for old jazz, etc.


Oh, nice strategy. I used n and u as subscripts. Didnt work out well.

User avatar
Micdiddy
Posts: 2190
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:38 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:57 pm

banjo wrote:musical instruments
dog show
lizards and snakes
african languages


Lizards and snakes? LIZARDS AND SNAKES? What the hell is lizards and snakes? I have NEVER heard of that game and trust me, I know them all man. LIZARDS AND SNAKES, what test are you taking? Not the LSAT I know, buddy, no way, 'cause that's just not in there, never was! Never will be!

...

Oh wait, you mean Snakes and Lizards? Yeah, I know that one.

User avatar
banjo
Posts: 1345
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby banjo » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
banjo wrote:musical instruments
dog show
lizards and snakes
african languages


Lizards and snakes? LIZARDS AND SNAKES? What the hell is lizards and snakes? I have NEVER heard of that game and trust me, I know them all man. LIZARDS AND SNAKES, what test are you taking? Not the LSAT I know, buddy, no way, 'cause that's just not in there, never was! Never will be!

...

Oh wait, you mean Snakes and Lizards? Yeah, I know that one.


I probably mixed them up while doing the game too. Even after months of doing only LG I still made careless errors like that, including on test day. But those of you taking it next week should feel hopeful and stuff...

User avatar
Micdiddy
Posts: 2190
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:38 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:07 pm

banjo wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
banjo wrote:musical instruments
dog show
lizards and snakes
african languages


Lizards and snakes? LIZARDS AND SNAKES? What the hell is lizards and snakes? I have NEVER heard of that game and trust me, I know them all man. LIZARDS AND SNAKES, what test are you taking? Not the LSAT I know, buddy, no way, 'cause that's just not in there, never was! Never will be!

...

Oh wait, you mean Snakes and Lizards? Yeah, I know that one.


I probably mixed them up while doing the game too. Even after months of doing only LG I still made careless errors like that, including on test day. But those of you taking it next week should feel hopeful and stuff...


Oh we do!!!

But seriously, I still make mistakes on LG's also. It's got to the point where the first thing I go back and review with time remaining is every question I picked A on, 'cause often I misread the question and found something was true right away, picked it and moved on when I was supposed found something not true (or vice-versa).

I hope there are some LG's on the real thing. I wouldn't mind some hard ones if LSAC decides to make a better curve because of it, too.

User avatar
shifty_eyed
Posts: 1934
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:09 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:35 pm

How it would go, Teresa Giudice rage-level-wise for me

Game 1 Snakes & Lizards or similar
Image

Game 2 A rare game type - something with a diagram or circular seating
Image

Game 3 Reviewing textbooks or similar
Image

Game 4 Seats on a bus or similar
Image

I said or similar because I've done S&L, textbooks, and seats on a bus so often that those exact games wouldn't throw me. But new games that are like those? WOULD KILL ME.


The rage would be building because 4 tough games in a row would be SO BAD.

User avatar
soj
Posts: 7735
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby soj » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:00 pm

LG: used and new CDs, dinosaurs, snakes and lizards, Zephyr Airlines

RC: maize, groupthink, Puerto Rican code-switching, Noguchi (switch out Noguchi for Willa Cather if you want a comparative reading passage in there)

User avatar
sanjola
Posts: 479
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:56 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby sanjola » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:35 am

Dinosaurs and New and Used CDs are horrendous.

User avatar
Br3v
Posts: 4174
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby Br3v » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:37 am

I honestly think I was oblivious to this Dino game everyone always mentions. What PT was it?

User avatar
soj
Posts: 7735
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby soj » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:04 am

Br3v wrote:I honestly think I was oblivious to this Dino game everyone always mentions. What PT was it?

57

User avatar
elterrible78
Posts: 1108
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:09 am

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:04 am

Br3v wrote:I honestly think I was oblivious to this Dino game everyone always mentions. What PT was it?


PT 57. It's tough, but for my money not quite as tough as people think. The rules restrict things pretty well under the circumstances in each question, but you have to keep a ton disparate rules in your head to be able to do it with any quickness whatsoever.

User avatar
Clearly
Posts: 4165
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:09 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby Clearly » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:47 am

For me, Snakes and Lizards. I'm not sure I could 100% that game in 15:00 much less 8:45

Zepher fucked me up in PTing but wouldn't now, but first time through, I zepher makes the list.

Dinos for sure, couldn't get it first time in 8min

hmm, any thing out of the ordinary. Mixing colors, making words, circular seating etc.


any ONE of these on June and I might be fucked, more then one I'd cancel before the power-bar break...

User avatar
twenty
Posts: 3153
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Re: Which four games would you combine to create the most diffic

Postby twenty » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:43 pm

The hardest part of Dinos was the "fake elimination" question. I can see someone spending a depressingly long time sitting on B and C waiting for a rule to jump out at them that never does.

Considering there's a fairly small out group, whenever a dinosaur goes out, that limits the game down pretty drastically.




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dcc617, Google [Bot] and 3 guests