Each spot on fanpop has a forum, and each forum can have countless threads. The industrious fanpop users have started a new trend of using the fora for various light-weight games, typically naming items in a particular category. Many spots have such threads in their fora, and this is a guide to those games.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide, as there are new games being created all the time. Rather, this is intended to point to representative examples of the different game variations on the site (and also to provide a place for users to comment and provide links to their favorite forum games).
I. The first game, and the most basic, is the "A-Z" game, where users take turns naming something related to the spot topic starting with subsequent letters of the alphabet. These may restrict posters from repeating previously posted items or not, but they ultimately are very similar. Here's an example from the Heroes spot
II. Then there's the "neverending story" type of game, where each user contributes some pre-determined amount of story to a collaborative story that the users all write together. Here's the example in the Writing spot
III. Third, there's the survival game, such as this one in the Office (US) spot
. In this type of game, there is a list of choices/contestants, which are given a set number of 'points' to start. Each poster then adds or subtracts 1 point from one (or more) of the choices. As posting continues, some of the choices will eventually reach 0 points, at which they are removed from the running. Posting continues in this way until only one choice remaining.
IV. Fourth, the word-association game is simple: each user posts the first word that occurs to them on reading the previous user's post. Here's an example in the Fanpop spot
V. Fifth is the "leading question" game, which often takes the form of a true/false game. Each poster asks a question, after answering the previous question. Here's another example from the fanpop spot, where eac...ers
VI. Sixth is a related type of game: the "divine stuff about your fellows" game, which requires each user to post a fact about the previous poster (which you can see can feed off of the previous type of game). Here's the example from the fanpop spot
VII. The seventh type is the "six degrees" type game (I know, I know, sorry about the numbers not matching up), where each user posts something related to the spot topic AND with a direct connection to the previous post. Here's an example from the Movies spot
After that, there are a number of more unique games where I haven't seen multiple instances on fanpop. For example, there's the Film Titles game
from the Movies spot, where each poster names a movie title that starts with the last letter of the previous movie WITHOUT repeating any titles that have already been mentioned.
Please comment on this article with pointers to your favorites, as well as examples of other, different types of forum games I may have missed.