696: Strip Games

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:(n > 1%)
:(n > 1%)
:- Poker
:- Spin the Bottle
:-Spin the Bottle
:- Beer Pong
:-Beer Pong
:- Never Have I Ever
:-Never Have I Ever
:- Truth or Dare
:-Truth or Dare
:(1% >= n > 0.01%)
:(1% >= n > 0.01%)
:- Chess
:- Blackjack
:- Tennis
:- Settlers of Catan
:-Settlers of Catan
:- Pictionary
:Extremely Rare
:Extremely Rare
:(0.01% >= n > 0)
:(0.01% >= n > 0)
:- Cricket
:- Magic: the Gathering
:-Magic: the Gathering
:- Stickball
:- Agricola
:- Jumanji
:(n = 0)
:(n = 0)
:- Poohsticks
:- Podracing
:- Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma
:-Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma
:- Chess by Mail
:-Chess by Mail
:- Conway's Game of Life
:-Conway's Game of Life
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Revision as of 18:39, 25 October 2013

Strip Games


The frequency of strip versions of various games is measured by means of Google search results. Strip versions of popular games are a common activity at parties, especially when alcohol is involved. The obligation to remove pieces of clothing is supposed to add an extra zest to the game. A very widespread variant is Strip Poker, followed by strip versions of regular party games like Truth or Dare or Spin the Bottle.

However, the comic also suggests playing other games in a way that involves stripping. In reality, playing such games as "Strip Tennis" or "Strip Agricola" is rather unusual.

The last column features games of which strip versions are (according to Google) nonexistent. While the other columns named sports or board games where a strip variant would be at least conceivable, the last one includes the zero-player Game of Life and the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma, which is a theoretical example in game theory. It is therefore left to the reader to imagine how a strip version of these pseudo-games would appear.

Poohsticks is a children's sport mentioned in the Winnie-the-Pooh books played by dropping sticks into a river and watching them reappear on the other side of a bridge.

Podracing appears in the Star Wars films as a racing competition held with hovering vehicles.

Chess by mail is obviously pointless in a strip version as the antagonists only send their moves by letter and never get to see each other.

"Global Thermonuclear War" in the title text is a reference to the film "WarGames", where a young hacker accesses a US military supercomputer and starts a nuclear war simulation, believing it to be only a computer game.


Frequency of Strip Versions of Various Games
n = google hits for "strip <game name>" / google hits for "<game name>"
(at the time of this writing)
(n > 1%)
-Spin the Bottle
-Beer Pong
-Never Have I Ever
-Truth or Dare
(1% >= n > 0.01%)
-Settlers of Catan
Extremely Rare
(0.01% >= n > 0)
-Magic: the Gathering
(n = 0)
-Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma
-Chess by Mail
-Conway's Game of Life

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Um, Chess by mail:
My next move is Kf8 and this is my picture without pants. 08:37, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Strip Conway's Game of Life:
If three spaceships come out of that structure, you get my shirt. 03:52, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Rule 34 means progress!

game base strip category
poohsticks 40,500 167 rare
podracing 101,000 87 rare
iterated prisoner's dilemma 67,000 605 rare
chess by mail 11,000 180 frequent
Conway's Game of Life 226,000 113 rare 18:01, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

The 1-dimensional celular automata rule 34 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

All the "nonexistents" now are frequent except for chess by mail, which is rare. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Did he do this because the comic number started with 69? Reedman72 (talk) 08:01, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Or perhaps even "69" from both sides? --- 29 January 2016 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

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