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    reponse to the phrase "Have a good game"

    What would be a natural reponse to the phrase "Have a good game" (before a game of chess, online or in person, for example)? "Have a good game too"? Or simply "You too"? Or maybe something else?

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    Re: reponse to the phrase "Have a good game"

    If "Have a good game" was spoken by your opponent, you could reply with "You too" or "Ditto". If spoken by someone else, just say "Thanks".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: reponse to the phrase "Have a good game"

    Well, it's maybe a bit off-topic, but it seems to me that this question is related to the previous one and isn't worth opening another thread.

    There is a tendency on game servers on the internet to say "gg" to the opponent before the game starts. "gg" is an abbreviation for "good game". I've looked through some threads on chess forums and found that the phrase "Good game" is spoken after the game, not before one as a good wish. I'm a bit confused, and my questions are... (I don't know what punctuation mark should be put after "are", so I used an ellipsis. I would be grateful if someone told me what punctuation mark is actually needed there). Is "Good game" used interchangeably with "Have a good game", or is it just used incorrectly because of the multicultural environment of the internet, where the members might not know English and just copy others' behaviour, like myself who till yesterday wished my opponents "gg" and only yesterday questioned this phrase?
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    Re: reponse to the phrase "Have a good game"

    If someone just said "Good game", I would assume the game was over. However, the internet has spawned plenty of abbreviations and contractions which might not match up to their non-internet equivalents. People who frequent online gaming sites probably all understand that "gg" before a game means "Have a good game" and "gg" after a game means "That was a good game".
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