Can we have a separate "Games" board in the Fun and Games section?

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Chuckywannaplay Wed 12-May-21 18:06:45

Hi MNHQ, there's already "Gaming" but it's for video/computer games. I mean a separate board for games threads, like the ones that are currently running on chat. (Three word stories, Change a letter, etc).

Sometimes, all I want is to relax, unwind and just participate in lighthearted games with others online and it can be difficult to wade through different threads in Chat to find one. So is it possible to have a board so we can start these 'Games' threads there and also find them easily?

Failing that, does anyone know a forum like this?

Thanks.

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Arbadacarba Wed 12-May-21 18:10:31

Ooh, that's a good idea. I often 'lose' a game thread I'm on if I don;t post for a couple of days and then it drops out of the most recent threads in chat.

LilyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 12-May-21 19:02:13

Hi OP

As ever, it would depend on how many people would use the board - we'll monitor responses and consider doing this if we're sure enough people want and would use it! flowers

Chuckywannaplay Wed 12-May-21 19:35:21

Thanks @LilyMumsnet. I knew it would need this. I'd see if I can drum up support by posting about this in Chat... or Aibu grin

@Arbadacarba I often save the posts but usually want to check if there's more running, if the others are a bit slow, but can't be arsed to trawl through threads upon threads. Not sure how many would actually use it but for those of us who do, I think it would be very useful.

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ErrolTheDragon Mon 17-May-21 00:42:46

It's a good idea, so long as people knew it was there. I suppose if someone starts a game in Chat, a player who knew about the Games board could suggest it be moved there, and then more would get to know about it?

WitchWand Mon 17-May-21 06:08:54

I think that would be great.

I love being able to unwind by playing a game with others on Mumsnet. It's frustrating that games are under chat because it makes them hard to find.

Also, leaving them without a proper place to be stored, seems to devalue Mumsnet games. They are a thing. They're great fun.

Now, all they need is a proper home. So we can play more. grin

Newestname001 Mon 17-May-21 06:30:47

I really love this idea. These games are a welcome release from negative things we may be dealing with and also a great way to keep the synapses firing. Having these games on their own board would be welcome as they'd be so easy to find in their own location. It's a "Yes please" from me. 🌹

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Pansypotter123 Mon 17-May-21 06:33:28

And me!

FilthyBicycle Mon 17-May-21 07:46:13

This would be fab. Often these threads are nearly finished before I find them.

IfeellikeaJoan Mon 17-May-21 07:54:46

Brilliant idea!

Would be great to have a place where we can easily find these threads, rather than trawling through chat. Always takes me ages to find them!

Also I would be able to see all the other game threads that are going. As I only really see them pop up on active every now and then, so could be missing out on some fun ones.

Chuckywannaplay Mon 17-May-21 16:20:32

YES YES!!

Glad to see you lovely posters here. I'd given up - I thought it was just me and @Arbadacarba. I made a thread in chat to whip up some votes grin and was roundly ignored my thread fell through the cracks so no response. Would be nice if you all could also comment and bump the thread so that more people, who may not look at Site Stuff, can see it. Hopefully, we can get this section and have all our old games moved to it. Trying not to get my hopes up. grin

Here's the link for anyone who wants to bump the thread.
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/4243303-Does-anyone-want-a-separate-Games-section-in-Fun-and-Games?msgid=107310855

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Chuckywannaplay Mon 17-May-21 16:22:46

@ErrolTheDragon I suppose if someone starts a game in Chat, a player who knew about the Games board could suggest it be moved there, and then more would get to know about it?

I think this will be a good idea if MNHQ gives us this section.

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Chuckywannaplay Mon 17-May-21 16:28:08

Also, leaving them without a proper place to be stored, seems to devalue Mumsnet games. They are a thing. They're great fun.

Now, all they need is a proper home. So we can play more. grin

These games are a welcome release from negative things we may be dealing with and also a great way to keep the synapses firing.

Couldn't agree more! They're so a thing! And I think they'll be even more a thing when they have a home - more people will start coming over to play games @LilyMumsnet grin

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lightand Mon 17-May-21 16:31:13

Yes please.

Arbadacarba Mon 17-May-21 17:26:34

Posted this on the other thread - in case it's of interest, Mumsnet's sister-site, Gransnet has its own games topic which seems to be very active indeed.

Newestname001 Mon 17-May-21 18:36:12

Arbadacarba

Posted this on the other thread - in case it's of interest, Mumsnet's sister-site, Gransnet has its own games topic which seems to be very active indeed.


See MNHQ - there's already precedence! 🌹

ErrolTheDragon Mon 17-May-21 19:07:58

I put a link to this thread on the game thread I'm on at the moment - that's probably the most effective way to find supporters for this idea.

Chuckywannaplay Mon 17-May-21 19:40:15

Thanks Errol, that's good idea.

Newestname, there's precedence indeed. Surprised MNHQ didn't mention it (Isn't it the same company?)
Have been lurking there too.

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Arbadacarba Mon 17-May-21 19:52:14

Isn't it the same company?

Yes, Gransnet is a branch-off from Mumsnet aimed at the over-50s/grandparents (which is why I hoped MNHQ wouldn't mind my mentioning it on their forum smile ).

Chuckywannaplay Mon 17-May-21 19:53:47

Right I thought so. Thanks for the link too. flowers

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Arbadacarba Mon 17-May-21 20:02:02

It obviously works as a topic on Gransnet so there's a good chance it would be a success on Mumsnet too. There's an AIBU running on GN at the moment discussing the respective age-ranges on GN and MN and quite a few posters are saying they're on both.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 17-May-21 22:16:23

Hm, I'm 60, maybe I should defectgrin

Chuckywannaplay Fri 28-May-21 18:29:29

Still asking for this. Game threads are getting lost in chat!smile @MNHQ I think it's obvious posters will use the board.

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IfeellikeaJoan Fri 04-Jun-21 11:07:26

Do we have this yet? Would love to see all the game threads in one place!

Newestname001 Sat 05-Jun-21 01:38:04

Dear @MNHQ.

Do, please, listen. The games are quick, stimulating and fun for so many already. How much more so if they could easily be found on their own board instead of the more general "Chat"? 🌹

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