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The King Kong game

…made a brief but glorious comeback last evening. First played one evening in late 2004 by myself, Rana Dasgupta, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Sayoni Basu, this game involves the identification and classification of great apes through sets of two cunning clues. Two classic examples:
What do you call a green-transport-using great ape of ambivalent sexuality?
BiKing Kong
What do you call a decidedly non-saintly heavier-than-water great ape?
SinKing Kong
And one from last night, courtesy Sumana Bhoothalingam:
What do you call a Nordic, constantly questioning great ape?
ViKing Kong
There are hundreds more. Consider this an invitation to provide some.


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


5 thoughts on “The King Kong game

  1. A great ape with full bladders on a quest
    LooKing Kong

    A great ape into nefarious dealings at big matches and loves to sneak up on fainthearted fellows
    BooKing Kong

    Posted by Manish Bhatt | August 14, 2009, 5:09 pm
  2. a great ape constantly dipped in tea?
    dunking kong

    Posted by ms | September 21, 2009, 9:31 am
  3. Great ape booked to bellydance at launches of Indian literary erotica?
    BlingKing Kong

    East Asian filmmaking simian, momentarily wounded by the hot-steppin’ BlingKing at launch of Indian literary erotica?
    LimpKing Kong Kar Wai

    Posted by Anita Roy | September 24, 2009, 4:23 pm
  4. A great ape from “Middle Kingdom” who is always in a state of denial?

    Nanking Kong

    A leftist-leaning simian who can take a lot of pressure except at places where he knows he must eventually let go?

    P(e)eking Kong

    Posted by Shounak Ray | December 10, 2009, 10:50 pm
  5. Nice post for Game Lovers 🙂

    Posted by Online Bengali Gifts | March 9, 2010, 8:19 pm

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August 2009


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