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Poetic Riddles

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


To compose or solve a riddle written in poetic form.

How to play

This game is a variation of Riddles.

A player challenges himself to write a riddle in poetic form and then presents this verbal puzzle to other players to solve. The first player to solve the poetic riddle is the winner.


Alan puts a famous riddle into poetic form for the other players to solve:

There is a word,
Often heard,
When speaking of qualities
Devoid of frivolities.
The first two letters signify male,
The first three, female,
The first four, a great man,
The whole word, a great woman.

Solution: heroine

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