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Do you know the game I play? I think that it's quite fun.

Find the rules that bind it, and you just might find the one.

This puzzle's for lovers once kissing - and a missing thing used for things missing.

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This looks like a stretch, but my guess is

the letter X.

Do you know the game I play? I think that it's quite fun.

It could be Tic-Tac-Toe/naughts and crosses (credits to jsm who validated my idea)

Find the rules that bind it, and you just might find the one.

In this puzzle, the only missing letter is the "X".

This puzzle's for lovers once kissing - and a missing thing used for things missing.

Lovers once kissing = "ex", which sounds like "X", and x as the variable to be uncovered in maths expressions.

Title:

It refers to "xoxo" placed at the end of letters or text messages, which means "hugs and kisses". "Read my lips" means "read the x as a kiss". (credits to tyobrien)

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    $\begingroup$ Correct answer. The reasoning is close but not quite there. What did I mean with the title and the game? $\endgroup$ – kedarguru May 25 '18 at 12:50
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    $\begingroup$ ...by the way, if somebody has a guess for the title or the game, please help me :D $\endgroup$ – LinuxBlanket May 25 '18 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ You know the meaning of the characters xoxo...? $\endgroup$ – tyobrien May 26 '18 at 0:43
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    $\begingroup$ @LinuxBlanket The answer I was looking for might not be common knowledge. A “lipogram” is a form of writing which avoids certain letters, mainly just for fun. The title and the first two lines describe the concept. “Read my lips” is a play on words, “lip-“ is to leave out, so the title suggests that you “read what I have left out”. $\endgroup$ – kedarguru May 26 '18 at 21:07
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    $\begingroup$ @kedarguru ah sure, a lipogram! I know it, mainly from Queneau's work :) now I feel quite dumb for not thinking about it, it was self-evident $\endgroup$ – LinuxBlanket May 26 '18 at 21:10
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Not an answer, but I noticed a pattern:

While prononcing the lines, the lips touch exactly twice every line:
Just Read My Lips
Do you know the game I play? I think that it's quite fun.
Find the rules that bind it, and you just might find the one.
This puzzle's for lovers once kissing - and a missing thing used for things missing.

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    $\begingroup$ There is a last "missing", not counted $\endgroup$ – Ahmed Ashour May 25 '18 at 9:13
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    $\begingroup$ Indeed, missed it $\endgroup$ – Be Chiller Too May 25 '18 at 9:14

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