Kinda reminds of the game of "football" played in 17776: https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football
Now we are grown men, we don’t run like Usain Bolt, so subterfuge and collusion have become our weapons. Eleven months of the year are spent planning. Collaborating with a friend is where the fun is — we can spend hours discussing approaches.
I love that, and unrelated to tag it brings to mind my experience or multiplayer games. When I was a a late teen I was terrifyingly good at shooters, my reflexes were very quick and I got into a some that was hard to beat. As I got older that reflexive edge, while not gone, isn’t a match for today’s teens. What I have however is a kind sense of game flow, likely patterns of behavior, and how maps work. I’ve become old and sneakh and mean in other words. Where I sort of brute-forced wins before, now I finesse them.
Getting older isn’t all fun, but the ability to be conniving with more experience is a real pleasure. Strategy takes the place of force, and it can often be more effective.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/20/played-... is an article by one of the actual players detailing some of the workings of the game.
Reminds me of the “football” games in 17776 https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football
The WSJ article about this was discussed in 2013: item?id=5165809.
olalonde gets a point for predicting the movie.
Similar scenario that me and my family had with some of our friends and their children. The parents of my friends had bought an annoying toy for the children of my friends - a duck that sang an annoying tune. At a New Year’s Eve party at their house our friend gave the duck to one of our children. I promptly hid it behind the TV. A few months later they found it. As they are friends we only see once or twice a year, there followed a few years of hiding it with each other when we got together for holidays etc. For example I hid it in their car one camping trip, they left it on our doorstep after they had visited one time.
Unfortunately, it looks like they really Hollywooded the shit out of the story.
I just lost the game
Not a game of "tag", but I told a stupid joke to a friend on a family vacation and variations of it have been going back and forth between us regularly for 49 years now.
It's actually in poor taste these days, so I won't post it, but we were 14 years old and thought it funny as can be!
I saw the trailer for the movie before A Quiet Place. It looks well produced but still garbage.