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Logogriphs

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: written
What you need: pen and paper

Goal

To find a word from clues given for anagrams of that word.

How to play

A logogriph is a word game in which clues are given to words whose letters are taken from letter combinations of a mystery word. Gamemasters will create these puzzles to challenge other players to be the first to solve the clues and correctly guess the mystery word. The first to do so becomes the next gamemaster. Often, these puzzles are presented in prose or verse form. But they are more easily made as a simple list of clues.

Example

Angus creates the following logogriph puzzle:

The 8-letter mystery word is what Jack the Ripper would do.

(1) letters in positions 4,5,6,7,8,1 is a group of fishermen
(2) 7,4,3,6,8,1,2 is the biggest
(3) 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 is odd
(4) 4,5,6,8,7,1 dance on a pinhead
(5) 4,5,6,7,8,1 come in 45 and 90 degrees
(6) Ulysses S. 6,3,4,5,2
(7) 6,5,4,2 is a small winged fly
(8) 1,4,5,6 is the past tense of 'sing'
(9) t-shirts have them, and kids play it: 2,4,6
(10) fuel for automobiles: 6,4,1

Solution:

The mystery word is STRANGLE.

(1) ANGLERS
(2) LARGEST
(3) STRANGE
(4) ANGELS
(5) ANGLES
(6) GRANT
(7) GNAT
(8) SANG
(9) TAG
(10) GAS

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