Hello, everyone! The Queen of Games here! This is a game I've had rolling around in my brain for a few months, so I thought, hey, why not share it today, my magic number day, my birthday?
The idea is simple: you need to solve a simple mathematics sum, with no more than four components, in order to arrive at the 'Magic Number.'
I hope you XFUer's like maths! It's really good brain exercise, anyway.
- The Host posts between 2 and 4 "trivia" questions or components for players to answer. But there's a twist: instead of answering that Scully's hair color = "red," players COUNT the number of letters in the answer, so red = 3. The trivia question answers can also be actual numbers, like an apartment number or birth date.
- In laying out the question, the Host instructs players to add, subtract, multiply or divide each answer, in order, to reach one final "magic" number.
- ONLY Simple Math is required; nothing here should resemble something on an admissions test. Calculators are OK, but the calculations shouldn't be so difficult that you need one.
Here's an example: (The day of the month of Scully's birthday) minus (The day of the month of Mulder's birthday) plus (The number of letter's in AD Skinner's first name) =
23 - 13 + 6 = 16. So the Magic Number is 16!
Another example: (Mulder's apartment number) plus (The number of the month that Samantha was abducted) minus (The number of letters in Scully's daughter's name) plus (The number of series/seasons of "The X Files") =
42 + 11 - 5 + 9 = 57 The Magic Number is 57.
See? It's not so hard! Now, the components can get more complicated as we get used to the game. For example: (The number of episodes that Kim Manners directed) plus (The number of Emmy nominations "The X Files" received in 1997), etc... but the components should not be so difficult that nobody knows the answer! Also, feel free to use a calculator if necessary!
Whoever correctly calculates the Magic Number first, wins that round. S/he can then either take a turn or pass his/her turn.
Okay; I'll go first to get started. What's the Magic Number?
(The number of letters in Scully's mother's full first name) plus (The number of letters in the title of the Season 4 finale) minus (The number of wishes horrible Jen gave people in "Je Souhaite")