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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Durham's 2nd 'Bluff' !

18th February 2013, 18:00 to 19:30, Holgate Room, Grey College, Durham University

Following on from the IAS’s workshop on interdisciplinarity, this is a game designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary understandings of the concepts and terms prevailing in multiple disciplinary areas. It is similar to a longstanding British game, ‘Call My Bluff’, in which players take an obscure term and, as well as defining its true meaning, offer two false definitions or ‘bluffs’. The game is played by two teams, each composed of three people, with a referee/director of ceremonies.

In the game, each team has a set of prepared terms and definitions. The referee/host presents each term. Each member of the team whose word/phrase it is then takes it in turn to offer a definition of it, and the choice about which is true has to be made by the other team (we decided that they can confer). Each team gains a point either by choosing the correct answer or by fooling the other team with a ‘bluff’.

The game itself is usually played for 60 minutes. Team members offering definitions can elaborate on these briefly, ideally in an entertaining fashion. The team whose turn it is to decide which definition is true will have a limited time (one minute) in which to provide an answer. The referee/host will keep time, keep score, and make any rulings necessary. 

The event commences at 6.00pm.  Tea / coffee and wine be available from 5.30pm.   Places are limited and therefore should be registered here or with the IAS (0191  334 2589).

This event is free and open to all members of Durham University

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