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Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

I'm vaguely addicted but as I get loads wrong not so much. However, if you think you have a broad vocabulary, the Free Rice Game might make you reconsider or feel incredibly smug.

Basically, you get a word and have to say what it means out of four possible options. Correct answers donate grains of rice, which is cool too.

My high-score is currently 46 and unless I cheat and get out the dictionary, it's likely to stay that way...
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Old 28.03.2008, 19:49
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

There was a previous thread on this game: It pays to improve your wordpower - an give rice to the hungry.
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Old 28.03.2008, 19:59
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

God, this is way better than 'the Webster word-of-the-day approach'! And I'm donating as well! (or atleast I hope I am)

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Old 28.03.2008, 22:08
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There was a previous thread on this game: It pays to improve your wordpower - an give rice to the hungry.
Damn, I did'nt search properly. The shame.
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Old 28.03.2008, 22:11
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

Why not just stay linguistically challenged and donate a whole cup by simply clicking on a link or two?

Here's what I said about it on the thread mentioned previously.
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

My 'high-score' today was 41 But tomorrow is a brand new day, hopefully
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Damn, I did'nt search properly. The shame.
what shame, it would be lurking away unloved & on-clicked upon, unless you had brought it out all shiny & new for Spring.

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Old 29.03.2008, 10:53
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

how long does the test go on for? i started playing and after 15 mins got bored!! is there actually an end to it?
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Old 29.03.2008, 20:17
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

I'm afraid you can't put up challenges like that without nerdy obsessives like me rising to them and proudly posting the result .

I hit 49 first time without a dictionary , despite kicking my 2-hour-a-day crossword habit long ago. Bizarrely at least 2 were pure french: "merle" and "plage", which helped.
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

Wow, it says in the FAQ that hardly anyone ever reaches more than 48. I am impressed.
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Old 30.03.2008, 12:19
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Re: Free rice game - addicitive word power game for the linguistically gifted

I think I got lucky and they gave me some easy ones...made it to 49!

There goes two hours of my Saturday at least someone will get some rice.
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