Time for my public service, apparently.
I've spent entirely too much time on various forums, waiting for games to hit live, or beta, or what have you, and many of them have threatened to go stagnant. Y'know what combats stagnation? The Word Association Game. As the name implies, the way this game works is that someone starts the game by offering up a word of short phrase, and the respondent should reply with whatever word or phrase came to mind when they saw it. As a rule, these games stay strictly PG-13, and as a matter of courtesy, a person should always refrain from responding until there have been at least two responses since they've done so last. The sole exception to that is if the thread grinds to a complete halt for more than a solid day, and even then you should never respond to your own comment. Games like these are a great idea for forums because they can be played even if you literally just have a minute or two of free time, and give you reason to poke your head in on the forums and maybe catch something new going on elsewhere. So, without further ado, I will get this ball rolling with the first word.