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What is it? - Picture based game





Helios
Stuff you use or see on an everyday basis, shot at different angles and mostly from a very close distance - you won't believe how weird they will look!

This is quite a popular forum game, where you need to guess what's on the picture.
The catch is that I photograph only a small part of the object. Guess what the object is, and win the round.
I never edit the pictures, apart from cropping and reducing the size, because I use a 7MP camera.

Rules
The whole game is divided into rounds.
Each round is divided into three parts.
Everyone has only one guess per part, and one request for a clue per part.
Guessed right? We're moving to the next round, and you get FRIH$!
Guessed wrong? Sorry, wait for the next part!
You can also ask for a clue. After three such requests, I will take a better picture of the object, thus moving to the next part of the current round.

Prizes
50 FRIH$ - if guessed in part one.
35 FRIH$ - if guessed in part two.
20 FRIH$ - if guessed in part three.

Win log
Round #1, Part #1: Xanatos
Round #2, Part #2: Manofgames
Round #3, Part #2: truespeed
Round #4, Part #1: Klaw 2
Round #5, Part #3: Helios
Round #6, Part #1: Diablosblizz
Round #7, Part #1: Parkour_Jarrod
Round #8, Part #2: truespeed
Round #9, Part #1: Diablosblizz
Round #10, 100 FRIH$ Bonus: speeDemon
Round #11, Part #1: Parkour_Jarrod
Round #12, Part #1: Xanatos
Round #13, Part #1: Parkour_Jarrod
Round #14, Part #1: you?


Round #1, Part #1
I'll start with something very easy

mgeek
Looks like one of those old music disks called "record".
Helios
Close, but you're wrong. Razz

People, think carefully before you decide to guess! If you're not sure, ask for a clue Smile
vong
my guess is it is one of those old school hard drive disks Razz
Helios
Vong is wrong.

Come on people Razz
Xanatos
Well if it isn't one of those two I will guess a CD.
Helios
Xanatos wrote:
Well if it isn't one of those two I will guess a CD.


It is Very Happy




Round #2, Part #1

Xanatos
Sweet. I'm going to go with car here, since that looks to me like a car headlight.
Helios
Wrong this time Razz
Parkour_Jarrod
In the circle bit there is a man/woman
Helios
I swear I didn't put him/her there! Shocked
Laughing

Guys, don't forget this is a close-up photo of some object Razz
Also, don't forget that you can ask for a clue. After three clue requests, I'll post better picture.
mgeek
Is that an electric fan?
Parkour_Jarrod
An ashtray
Helios
Both of you are wrong Razz

Didn't say this game won't be challenging Smile

Just one thing: I never edit the pictures, apart from cropping and reducing the size, because I use a 7MP camera.
vong
*requests a hint*
Helios
Two more requests and I'll post a better photo Wink
angfrayle
OK I request a clue
Helios
Last chance to win 50 FRIH$ this round, guys. One more request left.
truespeed
Torch?
Helios
No Razz
mathiaus
a hint please
Helios
Hopefully this picture is better Wink


Round #2, Part #2

Parkour_Jarrod
May i have a hint please?
Helios
The hint is the picture above, Part #2 Wink
adri
A keyhole with a light in?


Adri
Helios
LOL. No, not a keyhole Razz. It has a light source inside though, yeah.
Xanatos
Its a camera.
Helios
Nope, sorry Razz

Since this is quite hard, I've changed the rules a little bit. You can guess one time per part and request a clue each part Wink
Xanatos
Damn, I thought I was going to get two in a row.
Helios
Well, I didn't think it will be that hard. I hope the game will run smoothly now.
According to the new rules you can request a clue, Xanatos. Last picture will be obvious.
adri
A wild guess ... A cigarettelighter in a car (really a wild guess >.<) ?


Adri
mathiaus
I'm going to request another hint/clue then please. Smile
Helios
Adri, you can guess only once per part... you guessed twice. Rolling Eyes

Two more hints and I'm posting the really easy picture Razz
Manofgames
Its an optical mouse
Helios
Thank you! Finally... Razz
In the picture you saw the mouse's LED and sensor from a really short distance Razz


Round #3, Part #1
Hopefully you guys will figure this one out Razz

truespeed
Manofgames wrote:
Its an optical mouse


The thing we were all holding while making our guess's. Damn.
Xanatos
I'm going to guess a door. If not I ask for a hint

Can I do both? If not just take my incredibly wild guess.
Helios
Yeah you can do both Wink
You're wrong, by the way.
Parkour_Jarrod
Keyboard? If not may i has hint?
Helios
Nope. Can has hint.
speeDemon
haha!!! after 10 mins of exhausting thinking, I came to the result of an optical mouse, and then I saw that there were 2 pages, and someone already guessed!!! anyway.... I'll send my guess for this one in a while.... (dont count this post as my guess!!Very Happy)
speeDemon
ok, I give up!! i want a hint!!!!!!
adri
I say a doorbel (also a wild guess >.< ) Smile

Adri
Helios
Nope, we have 3 hint requests, so I'm uploading a better pic now.

Round #3, Part #2
Oh, now it's relatively easy Razz
speeDemon
I give up!! all I can think of is......... a purse?
Xanatos
A belt? If not then hint please.
Helios
spee and Xanatos... you're wrong Twisted Evil

Seriously guys, look closer at the picture, try to think Razz
Flakky
Your own camera?
speeDemon
hey, once the comp ends, you should give a good picture of the object.. so that we get a good idea of how the object looked...
Helios
speeDemon, good idea, I will!


Flakky, I own only one camera, so your guess is wrong I'm afraid Wink

You guys should really take a closer look at the last photo. Smile
Parkour_Jarrod
toaster
adri
Hmm maybe a safe-deposit box because above it says


Quote:
"For Me ... only INBOOR"



Adri
Helios
Both of you are wrong.
Parkour_Jarrod
Coulda sworn it was a toaster!
Helios
You could, couldn'ta...

Would be better to just ask for a clue instead of making failing guesses Razz
Xanatos
People, Whenver you make a guess also ask for a clue.

It is better for everyone this way.
Hogwarts
Is it one of those high-friction pads which are generally attached to the bottom of electrical devices to stop them slipping over smooth surfaces?
Helios
No.
Xanatos
Please ask for a hint when you make a guess. It really is better for everybody and will keep this contest going at a nice pace.
Helios
If you'll advertise it (in your signatures) it will help too Wink
Ghost Rider103
The bottom of a computer mouse?
Helios
Ghost, we're at round #3. Plus I wouldn't ask about the same thing twice.
Ghost Rider103
Yeah I know.... But you said something about thinking about the last image we had. So I figured I'd guess a mouse. Maybe this one is a mouse that is turned off! Laughing
Helios
No, I was talking about the latest* image Embarassed
mgeek
Is that a cufflink?
Helios
No, it's not. Don't forget that you can still ask for clues.
Flakky
Maybe you used mirrors to take a picture of your own camera Razz I see the letters USB on there I think.
Helios
Hmm, no. Razz
I knew this is a hard one from the beginning, by the way Razz
I mean, only people from Europe have better chances than others here... Wink
Star Wars Fanatic
The only thing I can think of is a some sort of latch on a book. Like something a "secret" diary might have.
truespeed
Wall plug?
Helios
truespeed wrote:
Wall plug?


Yes! We have a winner Smile
It's a wall plug of a power supply. I'd have accepted "power supply" as an answer too by the way Smile



New picture will be posted soon.
Helios
Round #4, Part #1

Good luck Razz

adri
A wooden fence otherwise a tip Smile ?


Adri
Helios
No. Request for clue accepted Smile
truespeed
Helios wrote:
truespeed wrote:
Wall plug?


Yes! We have a winner Smile
It's a wall plug of a power supply. I'd have accepted "power supply" as an answer too by the way Smile



New picture will be posted soon.


It was your euorpean clue that made me think wall plug.
Helios
truespeed wrote:
Helios wrote:
truespeed wrote:
Wall plug?


Yes! We have a winner Smile
It's a wall plug of a power supply. I'd have accepted "power supply" as an answer too by the way Smile



New picture will be posted soon.


It was your euorpean clue that made me think wall plug.


Actually I don't plan to provide verbal clues!
Haha, oh well - it doesn't matter, everybody can see my posts, and you were still the first to answer right. Smile
Klaw 2
Damn as it looks it could be two things,

The backside of a hammer you use to take nailsout of some peice of wood.

(something like this)



OR... can't say second thing can I?
... a tool used by physicists
Helios
You can't have two guesses in a row, but fortunately your first guess is................ correct! Very Happy

New picture coming soon.
Helios
Round #5, Part #1

Ok guys, something different now.
Tell me exactly what this is used for.
Or, why the hell did I buy it?! Laughing

Klaw 2
Helios wrote:
You can't have two guesses in a row, but fortunately your first guess is................ correct! Very Happy

New picture coming soon.


lol it could have been a crowbar too, since sometimes the endpiece looks the same...
but hammers are more commen that's why I chose for a hammer.

Ok the new thing, it is a cap for your head and the thing on the side is for a can/bottle?
lol no idea...
i don't think its that big...
Xanatos
Helios wrote:
Or, why the hell did I buy it?!


Because you found it useful for something or other.

I am assuming that this explanation doesn't count, but i figured I would just throw it out there anyways, seeing as I have no idea what that is.

Also I ask for a clue.
Diablosblizz
Hint please. Smile
Helios
Quote:
"Ok the new thing, it is a cap for your head and the thing on the side is for a can/bottle?"

Nope.

Got two hint requests. One more till I post a verbal clue, this time Smile
redslazers
ya can i please have a hint please
Helios
OK.

Round #5, Part #2

Hint is: it's 12cm wide, it's flexible, elastic. It's not something you'd wear on yourself and it's not a storage container.
Xanatos
Helios wrote:

Hint is: it's 12cm wide, it's flexible, elastic. It's not something you'd wear on yourself and it's not a storage container.


Well figured that out already, and I'm still stumped so I ask for another hint.
speeDemon
Helios wrote:
truespeed wrote:
Wall plug?


Yes! We have a winner Smile
It's a wall plug of a power supply. I'd have accepted "power supply" as an answer too by the way Smile



New picture will be posted soon.


that's the answer to that brown thing? ehich I called a purse??? ahh..... I dont think so.... Confused Question

btw, wanna hint for the latest one too....
Parkour_Jarrod
Well just read an re-read the rules and i can do this and it's technically correct

That object is the object of what it it called to do what the object is made to do, you bought said object under the name of the objects name, to do what said objects operation.

Razz

Well i was thinking a oven mitt to not burn yourself... but looks a bit shiny for that..

OOOHHH SHINY!
Helios
^ Can I have his drink?

Jarrod, It's not an oven mitt - how can it be? I mean, just look at it Razz


speeDemon, that's the original object, believe it or not Laughing
If you can see, there are two parts of text on the left side of the picture: "mA" and "V" - they stand for milliamperes and volts. When I told you guys to look carefully at the picture, I was hoping you'd see those two.

2 hint requests added. One more till part #3.
redslazers
well then i need a hint again
Helios
Round #5, Part #3

The hint: that thing is also made of silicone and has a very large thermal resistance. That little ring on the left of the object is used for hanging it with other similar stuff - I hang it in the kitchen.

If you fail to figure it out now, I'll just add the 20 FRIH$ to myself Razz
(joking)
Star Wars Fanatic
Helios wrote:
Round #5, Part #3

The hint: that thing is also made of silicone and has a very large thermal resistance. That little ring on the left of the object is used for hanging it with other similar stuff - I hang it in the kitchen.

If you fail to figure it out now, I'll just add the 20 FRIH$ to myself Razz
(joking)

After that I almost don't want to guess, lol.

Anyways, my Mother has something made of a similar substance, she uses it for cooking cakes, is that by chance what it is? A cake pan of some sort?
redslazers
The cap of a hot water bottle

Like this one
adri
A plastic cup?


Adri
Xanatos
Gah, I give up.
Helios
So far you're all wrong Razz

OK, I'll help you out a bit more... I bought two of those, they sell them as a pair.
Also, you usually use two of them together for a usual task in the kitchen (which without them isn't very "comfortable"), related to cooking (not baking though). Now combine that with the other clues, and you should be able to figure it out.
Diablosblizz
Simply wild guess here, might be stupid but whatever.

If you sell them as a pair, then one is for the bottom of something and one is for the top. Perhaps for baking something. The plastic part on the side is to hold them together?

Totally random guess.
Helios
Nope.
Hogwarts
Helios wrote:
truespeed wrote:
Wall plug?


Yes! We have a winner Smile
It's a wall plug of a power supply. I'd have accepted "power supply" as an answer too by the way Smile


Eeeeeep. I guess I didn't get that because you guys use a completely different type of plug to what we do Sad

Ps: Requesting a clue Surprised
Helios
Come on guys? Have you given up already? Razz
Diablosblizz
I give up. Well actually I gave up about 2 days ago just never told anybody. Very Happy
Helios
I guess I'll give it 12 more hours and move to the next round. Didn't realize this will be so hard Laughing
Parkour_Jarrod
Heat resistant glove...
Diablosblizz
Lol that's an interesting type of glove!
Helios
Not a glove.
Here what it is - silicone pot holders. It's a must if you use pots with metal handles.

(Picture isn't mine, but I have the same ones)

I win 20 FRIH$ Razz

New round coming soon...
Helios
Round #6, Part #1
Let's see who gets this right Razz Razz

truespeed
Possibly the bottom of a mobile phone?
Parkour_Jarrod
I would have to say, some sort of port if not hint please
Helios
truespeed - wrong.
Jarrod, saying something is a part of something which I don't know what it is, is the same as saying "I don't know" Razz
Could be a part of a port, then you need to say which port. Or it could be something completely different. Smile
Hint request added.
Parkour_Jarrod
Helios wrote:
truespeed - wrong.
Jarrod, saying something is a part of something which I don't know what it is, is the same as saying "I don't know" Razz
Could be a part of a port, then you need to say which port. Or it could be something completely different. Smile
Hint request added.


I could be right but because i know what type of object it is, and the fact it may be differnt in the UK than in Australia, i can't know for sure...
Helios
"i can't know for sure..." - yeah, as I said, clue request added Razz Razz Razz
Diablosblizz
By any chance is it a USB port?
Helios
Yeah, it is! Very Happy



Next round coming soon.

/*walking around the flat searching for stuff to photograph*
Helios
Round #7, Part #1


truespeed
That could be anything from your flooring to a item of furniture to an electrical item... il go for the latter and guess at a stereo system.
Diablosblizz
A block of wood? Hahaha Very Happy . If it's not hint please!
Helios
Both of you are wrong. Razz


One hint request so far.
Diablosblizz
Gah I have another guess but it's against the rules. Crying or Very sad
Xanatos
It looks like a stack of papers to me.

If not hint please.
Parkour_Jarrod
To me looks like the side of a book thats closed
Helios
I'll take Parkour_Jarrod's answer because it's exactly right Smile
Good job.
Helios
Round #8, Part #1
Good luck!

truespeed
A Pen.
Helios
Wrong Sad
Diablosblizz
Hint please.

Edited: Never saw the picture above, internet explorer fails at loading images.
Xanatos
It looks like an open door to me, like an open refrigerator door. If not hint please.
Parkour_Jarrod
Sword/knife if not hint meh
Flakky
Parkour_Jarrod wrote:
To me looks like the side of a book thats closed
Too bad I think exactly the same thing Sad
Diablosblizz
Flakky wrote:
Parkour_Jarrod wrote:
To me looks like the side of a book thats closed
Too bad I think exactly the same thing Sad


Ermm.... you're a bit slow. We're onto the next one now!
Star Wars Fanatic
Floor paneling of some sort?
Flakky
Diablosblizz wrote:
Flakky wrote:
Parkour_Jarrod wrote:
To me looks like the side of a book thats closed
Too bad I think exactly the same thing Sad


Ermm.... you're a bit slow. We're onto the next one now!
Oh, didn't even realise -_-"
Helios
lol

You're all wrong so far.

Part #2
You should be able to figure it out now...


truespeed
Piano?
Xanatos
truespeed wrote:
Piano?


Well since you stole my guess I am going to ask for a hint.
Helios
truespeed got it right!
It's a piano (electronic to be exact) keyboard.



Next round coming soon!
Helios
Special announcement: next round (#10) will be a special bonus round. Extra difficulty, extra FRIH$! Smile


Round #9, Part #1

Diablosblizz
A button for pants or a shirt. If not, hint.
Helios
That was fast Shocked
You're right, it's a button Razz



Next round coming now...
Diablosblizz
Yay! Very Happy Can't wait for the super hard next one! I still say the silicone one back was pretty hard.
Helios
Bonus Round - #10

Explain what's in the picture and you'll win 100 FRIH$!

There are no hints in this round, but guesses are always allowed.
Bonus rounds will come from time to time, some may be very easy, some very hard, but don't give up - keep playing!

Star Wars Fanatic
Cotton balls?
Helios
Diablosblizz wrote:
Yay! Very Happy Can't wait for the super hard next one! I still say the silicone one back was pretty hard.


Hard or easy, that depends on whether you know the answer or not.

Star Wars Fanatic, no. Sorry.
Diablosblizz
Cotton candy?
Xanatos
Diablosblizz wrote:
Cotton candy?


Darn someone keeps taking my guesses before I get here. Anyway I might as well just guess out of my ass now...

i guess melon squares.
Helios
Both of you are wrong. Razz
Xanatos
Is it insulation, like from the inside of your wall?
Parkour_Jarrod
I am seeing a porcelin plate with 2 red pin stripe circles and a grey pinstripe circle on the edges with 10 fluffy peach coloured cubes of possibly felt?
Helios
Both of you are wrong.
Xanatos, I will probably allow multiple guesses later, but for now I want as many different people as possible to try it.
Xanatos
Helios wrote:
Both of you are wrong.
Xanatos, I will probably allow multiple guesses later, but for now I want as many different people as possible to try it.


Sorry I guess I misinterpreted the rules for this round.

Not as if my guess mattered hehe.
speeDemon
hey! i'm back, well... my internet is back, so,.... I'm back!! Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

ok.... ah....... looks like.... silk balls or whatever they call them... you know the thing those silk worms make.. I mean, I forgot the term... but well... looks like those...

Though they are not cubes.... still........ maybe something right! Razz
truespeed
I know we are not allowed clues,but it is placed on a plate,so are we to assume its food? Or is the plate a red herring?
gethere
is it frozen meet peices Shocked Shocked
Helios
gethere, no.

speeDemon, no.

truespeed, I'll answer that later.
Helios
Plate wasn't related. It isn't food.

Also, make how many guesses you want, but each guess must be in its own post, and double posts aren't allowed.

Here's the original package:


Hope this gives you some directions, because in less than 48 hours we'll move on to the next round Smile
Parkour_Jarrod
Something to do with polish?
Diablosblizz
Any chance that it's an eraser? Unless that pencil was there to throw us off.
Helios
Nope, and pencil is for showing the relative size.

Make as many guesses as you want, but each guess must be in its own post, and double posts aren't allowed.
Diablosblizz
Cotton Swabs? For medical use type stuff?
saratdear
Is it a stamp pad covered with cotton swabs?
Helios
Nope, nope...
Xanatos
Is it some strange form of gum?
Helios
Nope Razz
speeDemon
ear plugs Rolling Eyes
Helios
speeDemon wrote:
ear plugs Rolling Eyes


Indeed, the classic Ohropax wax ear plugs Laughing
Google for that if you want...

Anyway, the 100 FRIH$ prize goes to speeDemon Smile
Don't spend it too fast!

Next round coming soon, once I'll think about something to photograph lol
speeDemon
haha!! I won!

In my PM it said "Helios has moderated your frih$" And I was like... ah.... which frihost law did I break?? Confused

And once I read it... I was like d'oh! Dancing

lol!
Xanatos
Helios wrote:

Next round coming soon, once I'll think about something to photograph lol


You should photograph a car tire. That would be a great idea. As long as I get to guess what it is first.

So when is the next one coming? I find this contest amusing, and it has been awhile.
jmlworld
Ah.. I can't wait this one. It's the first time to catch this contest!

I hope it will be harder than ever before Exclamation
Helios
I'll post here asap. I was away from home for this time and I just got back now Smile
Helios
Round #11 - Part #1



You know the rules, one hint request and one guessing attempt per part.
Good luck!
Diablosblizz
A skateboard wheel? If not, hint.
Star Wars Fanatic
Coaster, like what you put on the coffee table so the drink doesn't sit on the table.
Xanatos
A drinking glass? If not then hint please.
Helios
All of you are wrong, one more hint till the next part Smile
Parkour_Jarrod
Helios wrote:
Round #11 - Part #1



You know the rules, one hint request and one guessing attempt per part.
Good luck!


Photo of the bottom of a bottle from the rim(where cap is put) down (you can see the rim in the side of photo) if nto hint
speeDemon
a plastic bottle?
Parkour_Jarrod
speeDemon wrote:
a plastic bottle?


Yeah, aint that what i said?
Helios
Parkour_Jarrod is correct of course.


Round #12, Part #1
Diablosblizz
Hint please.
Parkour_Jarrod
Hindge, if not hint.
Xanatos
Staples, If not hint.
Helios
Xanatos got it right Smile



New one coming soon, once I get inspiration Razz
Helios
Round #13, Part #1

Parkour_Jarrod
Helios wrote:
Round #13, Part #1



Hairband if not hint
Helios
Ah crap, that was way too fast Laughing
Good job Smile


I must go now, but I'll post something later.
Take a break in the meanwhile Wink
speeDemon
Xanatos wrote:
Staples, If not hint.
haha, I guess thats right... anyway, thats the only thing I can think of.. so hint please...
Xanatos
speeDemon wrote:
Xanatos wrote:
Staples, If not hint.
haha, I guess thats right... anyway, thats the only thing I can think of.. so hint please...


That one is over already, we're past the one after that too.
speeDemon
Xanatos wrote:
speeDemon wrote:
Xanatos wrote:
Staples, If not hint.
haha, I guess thats right... anyway, thats the only thing I can think of.. so hint please...


That one is over already, we're past the one after that too.
ooh.. another blooper! anyway, ah.. helios, until you get any new inspiration, could you give the full image of the hairband thing.. I'm a bit confused as to how it is a hairband....
Helios
It's a black hair band (in some places they call it hair rubber) with a metal thingy that makes it a loop. It's very similar to the black one here: http://www.fancypocket.sg/images/P/703893P.jpg

Now, bad news: this contest is closing, I have no time to keep it running.

However, I totally support the user who'll open a new one.
If you're worried about Frih$, just ask people to be sponsors - I'll join too.
Another thing is advertising the new contest - very important!

Good luck!

I'll reopen this contest (if that will be needed) as soon as I find free time Smile
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