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October 24, 2003 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Conkers. For those who can't be bothered to go outside.
posted by srboisvert (15 comments total)

 
I had a fivesy. Watch out for the guy that's top row, middle.
He's gnarsty.
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:08 AM on October 24, 2003


I managed a sixsey. Anyone else find themselves breathing in time with the power meters?
posted by Songdog at 11:12 AM on October 24, 2003


Conkers on NPR's All Things Considered.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:13 AM on October 24, 2003


4th conker over, darkness, vinegar then oven... 1080 hardness

anyone found a better combo yet?
posted by twiggy at 11:47 AM on October 24, 2003


Sevensy here. Pick the Conker second from the right, keep in dark, then soak in oil, then bake... gets you around 1080 hardness.

Take the last opponent first, and work your way backwards to the top. (they get harder from bottom to top)
posted by Satapher at 11:57 AM on October 24, 2003


I got a sevensy, and then some bearded bastard conked me.
posted by Skot at 12:11 PM on October 24, 2003


Hey, someone else found the combo too, hehe :-)

Also satapher... that was your comment # 666!!!
posted by twiggy at 12:12 PM on October 24, 2003


I beat it! Use the same conker creation combo I explained before, then start with the (hardest) first guy, and make sure you play a perfect game when its your swing (perfect accuracy = no damage to yourself) for the first 4 opponents... then youre home free

Ninesy! =))
posted by Satapher at 12:26 PM on October 24, 2003


A pretty feeble game if you ask me. Wacky -- you throw nuts at each other or something, I gather -- but not in a funny way.
posted by kindall at 12:38 PM on October 24, 2003


It's funny to hear the regional differences. Thirty plus years ago in Mississauga Ontario, when we played this game our rules were quite different. We put out chestnuts on the ground to be hit. Each time we won our chestnut was considered one year older.

Some kids came to school with bandoleers strung with chestnuts and the school yard was pockmarked with fighting pits dug out by repeated battles
posted by srboisvert at 12:42 PM on October 24, 2003


man conkers was the greatest, finding the perfect conker was most of the fun
but i was under the impression that vinger didnt work, i tried it one year and it smashed apart instantly, maybe you need to bake it too
posted by klik99 at 12:45 PM on October 24, 2003


i never heard of this before but my New Jersey self just got nothing done for the last fifteen minutes. Got through a sevensy - I think I got more than the 1080 once. I think I did darkness a couple times or three times or something. Who knows. All I know is, make sure you use the one next to the biggest one. Fascinating stuff.
posted by djspicerack at 1:31 PM on October 24, 2003


So, who has beat "blanksey"?

Of course, somehow I screwed it up. I made the 1080 combination then a few perfect swings. I suddenly was at "tensey"...yes I know...and then the score line went blank (blanksey?) and my opponent had a hardness of 4.900000

When I missed my third try my opponent had a hardness of 4.9000000... Before he took the first swing my conker exploded. My opponent then missed my string three times and I blew him away on my first reswing.

Still, I never would have understood what that NPR report was talking about without this game. Hats off to the programmer.

So, who is up for a game of dainty?
posted by ?! at 6:17 PM on October 24, 2003


This reminds me of a game we played as children -- but it had pencils instead of chestnuts (what? bang chestnuts together?! what kind of freak northerners are you guys?). It was called "pencil pop" and I was a champion of breaking others' pencils.
posted by zpousman at 8:26 AM on October 25, 2003


I was a champion of breaking others' pencils.

This is a lie, by the way.
posted by Satapher at 5:21 PM on November 8, 2003


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