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Pangrams

No. of Players: 1+
Type of Game: written
What you need: pen and paper

Goal

To write a sentence containing every letter of the alphabet.

How to play

A pangram is a piece of writing that contains all the letters of the alphabet. For instance, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." In this game, players challenge themselves or others to write pangramic (or 'holoalphabetic') sentences. The winner is the player who uses the fewest number of repeated letters.

Alternatively, players can compete to find the shortest pangramic passage in a newspaper or magazine within a given amount of time. The player who finds the shortest passage, by letter count, is declared the winner.

Examples

The five boxing wizards jump quickly. (31 letters)

Jack bought a lumpy index of TV quiz answers. (36)

Amazingly, discotheques provide few jukeboxes. (40)

Jinxed zombies painfully watch a quick graveyard. (42)

Waxy moustached Jacques had an evil big foot zookeeper. (46)

Rick expects to be waving off mosquitoes on a hazy July day. (48)

A rival big band quickly swiped that exact jazz melody from Ian. (52)

Mr. Pibb enjoys showing folks quixotic magazine advertisements. (54)

Bruce was crazy about playing for Max, who never required jokes. (54)

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