Here are the rules for a game I just invented. It's called "Firsty Firsty Lasty Lasty."
It's sort of a trivia game. There is a puzzle, based on people's names, that you have to figure out. Each weekday, you'll get clues to make the puzzle easier. You get a point if you're the first to get one right.
The answer to the puzzle will be three people, and it'll look something like this:
That's three names, where the first person's last name is the same as the second person's first, and the second person's last name is the same as the third person's first.
Here's an example with real people. It's WAY harder than any of the puzzles will actually be, which is why I'm using it as an example.
The answer is:
So the clues might look like this on the first day:
A Civil War general
A TV actor
If no one gets it on the first day, on the next it might say:
A Confederate Civil War general
A crime drama TV actor
A 1960s author
If still no one gets it, on the next day it might say:
A Virginian Confederate Civil War general
A CBS crime drama TV actor
A Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960s author
And the next day:
A frail Virginian Confederate Civil War general
An African-American CBS crime drama actor
A female Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960s author
And in an act of desperation on the final day, I might resort to:
A frail Virginian Confederate Civil War general who may have suffered from gonorrhea
An African-American CBS crime drama actor who also appeared in Lackawanna Blues
A female Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960s author who was friends with Truman Capote
If, at this point, still no one gets it, then I'll give up on this game because clearly no one cares enough to do a simple google search.
So if this sounds like fun, join the group - I'll post the first round momentarily.
Why does this belong on Fan Nation? Well, most of these are going to have at least one sports figure. Because a lot of athletes have first names that conveniently double as last names, and vice versa.
Research is encouraged, there's pretty much no way to cheat.
Names will always be spelled exactly the same; I won't use Theodore Roosevelt and Rosevelt Colvin.
I won't pick anyone obscure (like Hill Harper) who I have to do any research on. But you still might, I have a lot of trivial knowledge stored in this noggin. I certainly won't use anyone who doesn't have a wikipedia page.
Getting the middle name is obviously most helpful.