The New Super Macro Game

OhLook

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This game continues the tradition of The Super Macro Guessing Game, begun in 2005 with “The rules are simple. Someone posts a super macro photo and the rest have to guess what it is. Whoever guesses first has to post another photo and so it goes on.” During 18 years of play, we learned the need for a little more structure.

The host posts a macro shot of a small part of something probably familiar to, or at least understandable by, people with varied backgrounds. Your photo should contain enough information to get players started. You don't need a macro lens; a crop from an ordinary photo will do. Plan to answer questions at least once a day.

Other players ask yes/no questions. “Yes” and “no” answers suffice, but the host may say more when appropriate. If questioning lags, the host may give hints to keep the game going or may post a macro image that gives more help.

The host decides when a player has come close enough to be the winner, who then becomes the new host. If the new host isn’t heard from for 48 hours, anyone may step in and start the next round.

Tips on strategy: (1) Early in a round, specific guesses are unlikely to win. Broad questions to limit the possibilities work better. “Does it use electricity?” beats out “Is it a floor lamp?” (2) If you enter a round in progress, read the questions and answers so far. Don’t jump in with a wild guess that was excluded by a previous answer.

Contributed by Ecc233 and OhLook
 
How about a collar?
(y) I'm calling that a WIN. The conspicuous subject is the ring to hold a license and an ID tag, but I included a sliver of collar at the right side as a clue. It's where the ring starts to flatten. Either answer was acceptable. The whole picture:

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You're up, Ed!
 
(y) I'm calling that a WIN. The conspicuous subject is the ring to hold a license and an ID tag, but I included a sliver of collar at the right side as a clue. It's where the ring starts to flatten. Either answer was acceptable. The whole picture:

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You're up, Ed!
A lovely dog. And here is the next one. This is a common object. the yellow background is part of a Post-It

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