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A shocking online genie that can read your mind. This genie is a genius*. He will ask you some simple questions and he will guess what person you are thinking about. You can think of any person in the world, and the genie will find out (95% success). This is a very good activity to practise questions. Try him and you will think it's magic!
* a ginie /dʒi:nɪ/ is a fictional character from Arabian tales, a magical man who lives in a lamp. When you rub the lamp, the ginie comes out like a wisp of smoke and grants you three wishes. A genius /dʒi:nɪəs/ is a person with an incredible talent (like Einstein, Mozart, etc).
The present activity is based on the traditional game "Twenty Questions" but restricted to guessing people.
THE TWENTY QUESTIONS GAME
Twenty Questions is a spoken parlour game which encourages deductive reasoning and creativity. It escalated in popularity during the late 1940s when it became the format for a successful weekly radio quiz program.
In the traditional game, one player is chosen to be the answerer. That person chooses a subject but does not reveal this to the others. All other players are questioners. They each take turns asking a question which can be answered with a simple "Yes" or "No". In variants of the game, multiple state answers may be included such as the answer "Maybe". The answerer answers each question in turn. Sample questions could be: "Is it bigger than a dog?" or "Can I put it in my mouth?" Lying is not allowed, as it would ruin the game. If a questioner guesses the correct answer, that questioner wins and becomes the answerer for the next round. If 20 questions are asked without a correct guess, then the answerer has stumped the questioners and gets to be the answerer for another round.
You can also play the original 20 Question game against the computer here: 20 Questions.
A version of the game restricted to animals: Zoo Keeper, the animal guessing game.