I may as well share an awful story. This is from Tuesday, that day I somehow let people drag me out to drink. I may as well mention, I never
drink practically. I'm a relatively quiet person IRL who runs a boardgame group for fun. Not one of the cool kids.
Aaaaanyway, so we're playing codenames, and the idea of the game is there are players who are spymasters, and spies. There's a board on the table with a series of randomized words, and the spymasters are trying to get their team to guess as many of their words as possible. They do this by giving a clue that relates to words tagged as theirs, and then a number for how many words it relates to. For example, if I'm trying to get someone guess the words "Dolphin" and "Atlantis", I might give a clue such as "Underwater - 2", being careful that "Underwater" doesn't accidentally make them guess anything else on the board.
So anyway, now that you know the basics, I'm playing this game with my friends, after 2 beers (yes I'm a lightweight, I know), and despite my inebriation, I'm 2 words from winning, and killing it, the other team still has 4 to go. My two words remaining are "Stadium" and "Centaur". You guys may think these are hard words to link, BUT NOT FOR A WORD PRO LIKE ME!
I'm so good at this. I confidently give my clue. "Cowboy - 2".
Now, my game group is in North Texas. Even if you have never watched a football game in your life, you've heard of cowboy stadium if you live in the area. They get 'stadium' without any problem. I'm such a good spymaster. The last one is obvious.... so... why is everyone starting at the board, completely confused? Both teams are looking at the available words like I just said something in Martian code. What gives? My team guesses a word. They're so wrong that it's actually the other team's word, meaning they get a point and our turn is over. In some kind of genius power play, they manage to win the game with a 3 word clue. ugh.
So at this point, the entire table wants to know; What was my other word for cowboy?
"Come on guys, it's so obvious." I explain, pointing to centaur.
"How is that obvious?"
"What, are you guys serious? Cow-boy, Centaur, half dude, half cow?"
"That's the wrong taur your moron!" According to a few players, it was the best absolutely wrong reasoning they've ever heard for a word selection in that game. I guess I should feel special. I blame the beer.
And that's why I'm never drinking again. The End.
* ThatRPGuy politely escorts himself to the embarrassed people section.