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Proverbs By The Letter

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: written or spoken
What you need: pen & paper or nothing


To guess proverbs from their initials.

How to play

The gamemaster gives the other players the first letters of the words of a well-known saying, adage, maxim, motto, proverb etc., which they write down on a piece of paper. The first player to correctly guess the proverb becomes the next player to craft a similar puzzle. Alternatively, the initials to five or more proverbs are read out loud to the players. The players then have a certain amount of time to solve them. The first player to do so, or the player who finishes the most in the time allotted, becomes the next gamemaster. Hints can be provided if no player is able to solve a particular puzzle.


Ayla: What proverb has the initials A–M–T–H–G–F?
Brayden: Absence makes the heart grow fonder. How about T–W–D–M–A–R?
Chanel: No one can get this, can you us give a hint?
Brayden: The first word is a number.
Davis: Two wrongs don't make a right. Try this one: T–N–T–L–T–P.
Elizabeth: There's no time like the present. Here's another: T–I–M.
Frankie: Time is money. And another: Y–C–A–G–W–Y–W.
Everyone: Hint, please! (Frankie starts to move like Mick Jagger...)
Goldie: You can't always get what you want!
Frankie: Yes!

And so on.

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