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I Love My Love

two hearts
No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: spoken
What you need: nothing

Goal

To recall and add to a growing alphabetical list of words.

How to play

The first player says "I love my love with an A, because she is ___" where the sentence is completed with an adjective that begins with the letter A, like artistic. The second player then repeats this sentence, but adapts it by adding an adjective that begins with the letter B, like so: "I love my love with an A and B, because she is artistic and bodacious." And so on, each successive player repeating the sentence with the previous list of adjectives and adding a new adjective for the next letter in the alphabet. Any player who cannot remember the entire list in alphabetical order, or who cannot think of a suitable adjective, drops out of the game. The last player left is the winner.

Players can make the game easier by removing the need to recall the previous list of adjectives. So the second player simply says, for example, "I love my love with a B, because she is bodacious."

Players can also make the game more difficult by requiring players to find adjectives for any number of additional categories, such as name or location, or even requiring adverbs to precede the adjectives. For example, "I love my love with an A, because she is adoringly artistic. Her name is Amber and she lives in Atlanta. We went on vacation in Albany and I gave her an anklet."

Another version of this game is Minister's Cat.

Example

Alicia: I love my love with an A, because she is astonishing.
Ben: I love my love with an A and B, because she is astonishing and bright.
Cole: I love my love with an A, B and C, because she is astonishing, bright, and cute.
Alicia: I love my love with an A, B, C and D, because she is astonishing, bright, cute, and delightful.
Ben: I love my love with an A, B, C, D and E, because she is astonishing, bright, cute, delightful, and eagle-eyed.
Cole: I love my love with an A, B, C, D, E and F, because she is astonishing, bright, cute, delightful, eagle-eyed, and fashionable.
Alicia: I love my love with an A, B, C, D, E, F and G, because she is astonishing, bright, cute, delightful, eagle-eyed, fashionable and gorgeous.
Ben: I love my love with an A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, because she is astonishing, bright, cute, delightful, eagle-eyed, fashionable, gorgeous and healthy.
Cole: I love my love with an A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I because she is astonishing, bright, cute, delightful, eagle-eyed, fashionable, gorgeous, healthy and intelligent.
Alicia: I love my love with an A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J because she is astonishing, bright, cute, delightful... um...
Ben: You're taking too long. It's eagle-eyed. You're out.

And so on.

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