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I can have many shapes and sizes

I can have many styles and alter people's mood

I am used in a famous hand game

I am in many movies and usually recognized by my nickname

What am I?

Hint:

Some objects can be made of me

This is my first puzzle ever, appreciate any tips on how to improve it.

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    $\begingroup$ One good idea would be to add some wordplay, because that tends to limit the possible answer space quite a lot. As the riddle now stands, it's going to be very broad, since there are quite many things that can be everything that is mentioned. Having a more-or-less unique solution makes a puzzle much better, and more importantly, it makes it possible to solve the riddle without guessing. $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Mar 19, 2018 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks @Bass, English is not my first language so it's a little tough to add wordplay, but I will keep that in mind :). I was afraid to add too much hints and make it too easy, but I guess I added too little hints and made it too broad. $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ I believe the key is "I can alter people's mood" the below answers either have that and don't have the hint, or have the hint and don't have that line. $\endgroup$
    – NL628
    Mar 19, 2018 at 18:32
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    $\begingroup$ @NL628 edited :) $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 18:52
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    $\begingroup$ That question has nothing to do with what I answered and ideally it should be removed. I question, once posted, should have some sort of persistency, otherwise it's quite pointless to answer it. It's like one of this TV shows in which they answer a silly question, then ask you something else, and stick your answer to the first question. I totally disagree with this practice and vote for this question to be removed. $\endgroup$
    – rhsquared
    Mar 19, 2018 at 22:05

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You're a

rock.

Namely,

rock-paper-scissors, and Dwane "The Rock" Johnson.

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  • $\begingroup$ You got it! You just need to edit your answer properly and explain all the phrases! $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ With regards to clues, the first is obvious, and third and fourth are explained here, and I'd imagine the second would be able the music genre $\endgroup$
    – Tas
    Mar 19, 2018 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ The second one works literally too. I mean, I know for me when I find a cool answer-name it makes me happy, and some answer-names just look depressing. I'm starting to think I might be spending too much time around answer-names... $\endgroup$
    – user41531
    Mar 20, 2018 at 12:00
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Are you a

Lego?

I can have many shapes and sizes

There are many shapes and sizes of Legos

I can have many styles and alter people's mood

There are many styles, and they can make children happy I suppose?

I am used in a famous game

There are many games on lego.com I suppose...

I am in many movies

The Lego Movie, the The Billion Brick Race, The Lego Movie Sequel

Hint:

Some objects can be made of me

Many things can be made of Legos.

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    $\begingroup$ +1 But not the correct answer $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 18:30
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Are you a BALL?

I can be hard

A ball can be hard.

I can be soft

A ball can be soft.

I can make people cry

A lost game from any sport that uses balls can make people cry

I can make people happy

A win can make them happy

I can be used in a game

There are plenty of games with a ball

I can be used in a movie

And plenty of movies about balls or games (Cast Away, Dodgeball)

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately not, a little close though, nice try! I can see my riddle becoming too broad :( $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 15:04
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Well, it could be

Heart

As,

One's heart can be hard, soft, can make one cry, happy. The playing cards have hearts. Many movies are based on the theme of heart, such as Brave heart, etc.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 for the nice try! Not correct though, added a hint to make it less broad. $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 16:40
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Are you:

Water?

I can be hard

Hard water

I can be soft

Soft water

I can make people cry

When you get water in your eyes

I can make people happy

Ask those in the desert

I am used in a famous game

Many famous water sports

I am used in many movies

I guess so

Hint: Some objects can be made of me

Ice!

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  • $\begingroup$ Good guess but not correct. $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 17:31
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Wood

I can have many shapes and sizes

Wood comes in many forms of trees

I can have many styles and alter people's mood

You can make an statue out of wood. Depending on the statue someone's mood may change if it reminds them of something in the past.

I am used in a famous game

Chessboards are commonly made out of wood

I am used in many movies

Forests that have plenty wood, etc. Some objects can be made of me: Chessboards, doors, furniture, etc

Of course, this opens the possibility of of other materials aswell, like stone for example. But I don't know

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  • $\begingroup$ Close but not correct :/ $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 18:16
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Is the answer a:

Jewel or a crystal to be more precise.


I can have many shapes and sizes

Yes, it's the case.


I can have many styles and alter people's mood

It is said that crystals affect moods.


I am used in a famous game

Bejeweled probably.


I am in many movies

Yeah... and yes


Some objects can be made of me

Jewellery is made out of these.

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  • $\begingroup$ Just like @Rubio, you were close but not correct. $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ Check out Rubio's answer :P $\endgroup$
    – NL628
    Mar 19, 2018 at 18:50
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This feels way too broad.
(Also, hints are not patches on broken puzzles - if the puzzle is too broad, change it, don't add hints!)


Another possible answer:

Diamond

I can have many shapes and sizes

Diamonds come in many sizes and cuts

I can have many styles and alter people's mood

Again, different styles. Giving someone a diamond ring can drastically change their mood. :)

I am used in a famous game

Among many others, Poker is a famous game. Diamonds are involved.

I am in many movies

Yup

Hint 1 (Trying to make it less broad):

Some objects can be made of me

Many cutting tools are made of diamond


Yet another possibility:

A ring
Rings come in different sizes, shapes and styles. Rings given as gifts, or in particular engagement rings, are definitely mood altering. Rings are used in a famous game, and appear in a lot of movies (Hobbit / LoTR movies alone qualify as "many movies"). And chains and ring mail armor, among a lot of other things, are made of rings.

You need to further define your puzzle. It is far too broad, and will likely be closed soon.

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  • $\begingroup$ Really close, but not correct! Sorry about being too broad, I'm learning for the next one... $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 18:29
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I can have many shapes and sizes

Rocks

I can have many styles and alter people's mood

Rock music has many different styles and alters people's moods

I am used in a famous hand game

Rock Paper Scisors

I am in many movies and usually recognized by my nickname

Rocks, Stone, and Rock are in many movies as is it in phrases in movies "Are you ready to rock?!"

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  • $\begingroup$ @Billy got it first, but +1 nonetheless :) $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2018 at 19:16

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