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Twenty Questions

You only get 20 yes or no questions to guess the answer.

Twenty Questions is a popular spoken parlour game for two or more players. It encourages deductive reasoning and creativity.

One player is chosen to be the "answerer". That person chooses an object in mind, but does not tell the other players what the object is. All other players are "questioners". They each take turns asking a question which can be answered with a simple Yes or No. The "answerer" answers each question in turn. Sample questions could be "Is it in this room?" or "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" Lying is not allowed, as it would ruin the game. If a "questioner" guesses the object, that "questioner" wins and becomes the "answerer" for the next round. If twenty questions are asked without a correct guess, then the "answerer" has stumped the "questioners" and gets to be the "answerer" for another round.

Popular variants

The most popular variant is called "Animal, Mineral, Vegetable". In this version, the "answerer" tells the "questioners" at the start of the game whether the object is an animal, mineral, or vegetable. The game defines an animal as a member of the animal kingdom, a vegetable as a member of the plant kingdom and a mineral as anything else. This can produce some odd technicalities, such as a wooden table being classified as a vegetable.

Other versions specify that the thing to be guessed should be in a given category, such as actions, occupations, famous people, etc.

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