Monday, January 30, 2012

Redact Some Fun With BlackOut Games

Here's something different- BlackOut Games is a Mad Libs/word hunt game series that gives you classic stories and challenges you to 'black out' parts of it to make answers to the game's questions.

I know, that sounds little out there doesn't it? It's way easier than it sounds though, here's how it works:

Q.) How did you feel when you lost your favorite childhood pet? A.) Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
—From William Shakespeare's "Sonnet XVIII"
Where the words are highlighted (in the answer) is where you would leave them un-blacked out. Make sense? It's a really different way to play a word game and is definitely at least worth a look- check out all the different BlackOut Games on the Adams Media Store here.