|No. of Players:||1+|
|Type of Game:||written|
|What you need:||pen and paper|
To solve riddles leading to words whose first letters spell out another word.
How to play
Acrostics are puzzles in which the leading letters in each line form a new word or phrase. In this game, one player prepares in advance an acrostic, in poetic form, for the other players to solve. Each line of the poem leads to a word, and the first letters of each of these words spell out the mystery word. The first player to correctly solve the entire puzzle is declared the winner and prepares a new puzzle for the next round.
If playing alone, the challenge is to simply create an acrostic puzzle.
More complex variations of this game include:
|Double Acrostics||–||a game where the first and last letters form two mystery words; and|
|Triple Acrostics||–||a game where the first, last and middle letters form three mystery words|
Alana prepares the following five-line poem in advance for Barry, Crystal and Danica to solve. She tells them each line is a riddle with a single word solution, and that the first letters of these five words spell out a type of tree:
The apple of Daddy's eye.
It stops a boat from going bye-bye.
A Chinese fire drill.
Just beyond the window sill,
Sits Santa's little guy.