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05:55 Dec 14, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: jeu de sagacité
This is a term used to describe a new computer game. What on earth is it in English?
TIA
Mary
Mary Lalevee
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:51
English translation:thinking game
Explanation:
if it's for children, otherwise "game of wits" and points to cprates.
Selected response from:

xxxJon Zuber
Grading comment
Thanks (and thanks to eveyone who contributed) I went with game of wits in the end.
Mary
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Summary of answers provided
natreasure hunt
Yolanda Broad
naskill game / strategy gameMatthew Folley
nacomment on ybroad's answer
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naClues game
Yolanda Broad
naGame of wisdomDelphine
nagame of wits
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nagame of logic
Brigitte Gendebien
nagame of strategyDenise Noel
naGame of witsCamilo Prates
nathinking gamexxxJon Zuber
nagame of skillJohn Speese


  

Answers


7 mins
game of skill


Explanation:
French sagacite=English sagacity which means quickness of mind or wisdom, so I think game of skill would be appropriate.


    Random House Dictionary, father of a teenager who plays these games
John Speese
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10 mins
game of logic


Explanation:
Domaine(s) : psychologie 1 / 1




sagacity

Terme(s) apparenté(s)
perspicacity
sagaciousness
sagacité n. f.

Terme(s) apparenté(s)
perspicacité n. f.

[1975]

[OLF]


http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/5468/contest.html


    Reference: http://www.cut-the-knot.com/LewisCarroll/LCGame.html
    Reference: http://imagiware.com/masterweb/
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 03:51
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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15 mins
game of strategy


Explanation:
sagacité means shrewdness or astuteness,
the qualities which would be involved in a game of strategy.

Hope this helps,
DeniseN

Denise Noel
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42 mins
Game of wits


Explanation:
Hi,

It seems to me that the English expression "game of wits" seems the most appropriate here. An example of the use of that term is in the title of the student page mentioned as a reference below.


    Reference: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~bisesi/trivialpursuit.html
Camilo Prates

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59 mins
thinking game


Explanation:
if it's for children, otherwise "game of wits" and points to cprates.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 24
Grading comment
Thanks (and thanks to eveyone who contributed) I went with game of wits in the end.
Mary
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1 hr
game of wits


Explanation:
Yes I like the previous answer here. "Sagacité" matches up to "perspicacité", (see LGDT) the ability to see clearly through to the other side of a situation. That's what wits and intuition are all about.

Here's a link which GOOGLE produced and which refers to computer games, a whole list where your are invited to pit your wits againsts all sorts of things.

Nikki
... If you Log in you could create a "game of wits" node. If you don't already
have an account, you can Create A New User... Login: Password, ...
www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=game of wits


    Reference: http://www.everything2.com/index
    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 hr
Game of wisdom


Explanation:
Dans le sens de clairvoyance, finesse, perspicacité ou subtilité.

I have seen this kind of game software before and it was called: Game of wisdom.

Delphine


    Larousse Unabridged New Edition
Delphine
United States
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2 hrs
treasure hunt


Explanation:
Found on Google. I'm giving you the first page of the results. Note that the "jeu de sagacité" for the "5 napoléons ... or" specifically calls itself a treasure hunt. The rest all describe treasure hunts:


REGLEMENT COMPLET
... Article 1. Les Editions MAX VALENTIN, 130 - 132 bd Camélinat à Malakoff, organisent un jeu de sagacité sous la forme d'une chasse au trésor. ...
www.softel.fr/maxval/regle.htm

Règlement du jeu
... Château - 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, la responsabilité de l'organisation et de la réalisation d'un jeu de sagacité sous la forme d'une chasse au trésor. ... www.france3.fr/tresor/reglement.html

La Carte aux Trésors..... Gagnez 100 000 frs en jouant au ...
... Billancourt, la responsabilité de l'organisation et de la réalisation d'un jeu de sagacité sous la forme d'une chasse au trésor. Ce jeu de sagacité ...
www.france3.fr/emissions/cartetresor/regle.html

Le règlement complet
... Valentin. Article 1. Le Conseil Général de la Moselle, 1, rue du Pont Moreau à Metz, organise un jeu de sagacité appelé "Le Trésor de Malbrouck". Ce jeu ...
republicain-lorrain.fr/toison_or/reglement.html

Akinia
... Lagache 75016 Paris, appelées ci-après les sociétés organisatrices, organisent un jeu de sagacité sous la forme d'une chasse au trésor sur le site ...
www.akinia.com/pages/chasses/napoleon/regles.asp

Page normale sans titre
... Article 1. Astéria (20 rue Notre-Dame, 35270, Combourg) organise un jeu de sagacité sous la forme d'une chasse au trésor, en partenariat avec Le Pays ...
www.asteria.fr/reglement.htm -

Règlement
... Tourisme d Ille-et-Vilaine (4 rue Jean Jaurès, 35000, Rennes) organise un jeu de sagacité sous la forme d'une chasse au trésor, avec la participation de l ...
www.tresor.net/reglement.htm

Le 3615 1TRESOR
... ZAC des Godets - centre Silic - 91370 Verrières-le-Buisson, organise un jeu de sagacité appelé " gagnez cinq napoléons or ". Ce jeu de sagacité se ...
perso.wanadoo.fr/mickey75/chasse1tresor.html

Règlement ENIGMANIA
... Article 1. La SARL MC, domiciliée 155 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis 75010 PARIS, organise un jeu de sagacité sous la forme d'une chasse au trésor. ...
perso.wanadoo.fr/mickey75/enigma-reglt.html

Chasse minitel (3615 1TRESOR)
... ZAC des Godets - centre Silic - 91370 Verrières-le-Buisson, organise un jeu de sagacité appelé " gagnez cinq napoléons or ". Ce jeu de sagacité se ... Voici le règlement de cette chasse au trésor "permanente" (quand un trésor est trouvé, de nouvelles énigmes sont lancées).
ilotresor.com/chasses/1tresor/1tresor_accueil.html


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22jeu+de+sagacit%E9%22&hl=en...
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 21:51
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9 hrs
skill game / strategy game


Explanation:
Depending on context it could be either, in reference particularly to computer games it is unlikely to be 'game of wits' as computer games have a vocab all of their own! game of... is also dangerously franglais.


    Collins Robert
Matthew Folley
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1 day 6 hrs
comment on ybroad's answer


Explanation:
I too got lots of hits for games which in fact turned out to be treasure hunts. I wonder why, as those are mainly called "chasse au trésor" or "jeu de piste". I wondered yesterday and still do today...

"Sagacité" to my mind, doesn't have any specific applicaiton in so far as I cannot see that it can only refer to one type of game. Surely lots of types of games could fall under this "umbrella" definition.

Why, then, the large number of hits for treasure hunts - odd.



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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2 days 3 hrs
Clues game


Explanation:
Using my own noodle, and basing this on the *clues* provided in my Google search, in answer to Nikki's comment: the common factor in all treasure hunts are that they require properly interpreting ambiguous clues. So perhaps the suggestion that these are all *enigma* games is the best one. ;-)

Currently very popular with very small children in the US right now is "Blues Clues"--books and toys that have children search out clues in pictures, to make associations and solve problems.

Clues game


    Grandchildren's "Blues Clues"
Yolanda Broad
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