Purple Rose Puzzles webpages banner

Shrinking Titles

No. of Players: 1+
Type of Game: written or spoken
What you need: pen & paper or nothing

Goal

To think of titles in need of a reduction in size.

How to play

Players think of song, book, or movie titles, etc., that have numbers in them. They then re-title these titles by reducing the number. For added fun, a sub-title, or some other humorous change to the title, can be included. If there is more than one player, players can vote on their favorite shrunken title. Alternatively, the numbers can be increased, in which case this game would be better called Expanding Titles.

Example

Abby re-titles some popular movie titles:

The Sixth Sense ➔ The Fourth Sense: I Smell Dead People
Seven Samurai ➔ Five Samurai And A Guy With A Plastic Sword
The Magnificent Seven ➔ The Not-Too-Impressive Six
How to Lose a Guy
 in 10 Days
➔ How to Lose a Guy in 3 Days, 3 hours, and 3 minutes
Ocean's Eleven ➔ Ocean's Five: Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern
Twelve Monkeys ➔ Ten Monkeys and Curious George take Manhattan
Friday the 13th ➔ Thursday the 12th: Waiting for Excitement
21 Jump Street ➔ 20 Skip Road

More Word Games

Home