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This page lists the questions we get most about If you have a question about the site or playing our games, please look at the list below. Click on the question to read the answer.

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Does this site cost money?

No, it is completely free to play on We hope you have a great time playing these creative games and meeting new people online.

What do I need to play? is played entirely in your standard web browser. It has been tested in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. We recommend using the latest versions of each browser. There is a known issue with Firefox version 1.0.7, and IE 5.5 will not be supported. If users encounter issues, be sure to check that Javascript is enabled (usually enabled by default) and check for updates to your preferred browser. For some browsers, cookies may also need to be enabled. does not collect or store any private information from users, so our cookies are completely safe and expire after 20 minutes.

How do I play?

Simply enter your nickname and you will be taken into a game room. Each room contains four players and unlimited spectators. We handle all the headache for you, mixing you up as much as possible to ensure that you meet plenty of new people. You will play one of two game types: Questions or Verses. In Questions, one player types in a question while the other three type in answers. You will be informed which to type on the screen. In Verses games, each player contributes a line to a four-line poem (a quatrain). These poems can be nutty or profound: It's all up to you! In each game, instructions are given, so all you have to do is bring your most creative self to the room.

What if I don't like the people I'm playing with?

If you end up playing in a room where you feel like you don't fit in perfectly, then just click the Change Rooms button. It will put you into a completely new room where you can meet brand new people who want to get to know you.

What if someone hurts my feelings or offends me?

Anyone can play on, and each player can enter whatever lines they desire into the game. Some players may use language or concepts that are offensive. We encourage players to be as creative as they can be, and we would rather see artful lyrics over offensive material. However, we will not censor your contributions to the game. That being clear, will not tolerate any harrassment of other players. If you feel you have been unduly harrassed, please email a report to "abuse [AT]" and the offender's account will be terminated immediately.

Where do these games come from?

Exquisite Corpse is a game that has been around since the 1920s, when French Surrealist artists began playing the game. It has forebears in other parlor games, and since it was taken up by the Surrealists, Exquisite Corpse has developed many different varieties. We suggest checking out the Wikipedia page on Exquisite Corpse for more information about the exciting history of these games.

Who made this site?

This site was created by Shawn Rider. If you'd like to know more about him, you can visit his website at

How did you make this site? is built on a traditional LAMP interface. It utilizes PHP5, mySQL and a few open-source Javascript libraries. Paul Visco's Surebert provides excellent AJAX interaction. The Moo.FX library is used to build the slick Javascript-powered user-interface, and Moo.FX makes use of the Prototype.js framework. Finally, uses the Nifty Corners JS library, which makes those sweet rounded corners. Thanks to all the developers whose open-source libraries have made this project possible.