Bookmark S4E34: Bookish Balderdash (Part 1)

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Welcome to part 1 of this year’s season finale. Back by demand is Bookish Balderdash with guest star Debbie Stanton. Debbie is the Public Services Manager and a nonfiction addict. Here are the rules of the game:

  1. One person (the “Dasher”) reads the synopsis of a book.
  2. The other players make-up a first line for the book.
  3. After all players have submitted their first line to the Dasher, the Dasher mixes them up and adds the slip of paper with the real first line.
  4. The Dasher reads the first lines out loud to the other players.
  5. Each player picks the first line they think is the real one.
  6. The Dasher reveals the real first line of the book.

Here’s how we score:

  • 1 point for every vote your answer earned.
  • 2 points for correctly guessing the REAL answer.
  • 3 points to the DASHER if no players guess the real answer.
  • 3 points to any player who writes an answer very similar to the real answer.
  • As a bluffing trick you can vote for your own bluff, but you will not earn a point for this vote.

Tune in next week as we continue to play Bookish Balderdash and find out who wins! Will Debbie remain the reigning champion?

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What’s Next?

The next episode of The Bookmark drops May 22, 2023!

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