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Spoken Anagrams

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: spoken
What you need: nothing

Goal

To solve anagrams spoken by others.

How to play

One player thinks of a word whose letters can be rearranged to spell another word (i.e., it is an anagram) and says this word to a second player. If the second player successfully solves the anagram, he must think of a new anagram and say it to the next player, and so on. But if the second player fails to solve the anagram, he drops out for that round (or for the remainder of the entire game), and the next player must solve the unsolved anagram. To gradually increase the difficulty of the game, players can first use just 3-letter words, then 4-letter and 5-letter words, and so on, in subsequent rounds.

Example

Alvin: First we do 3-letter words, right? How about the word OWN?
Branson: WON. The word is RAT.
Casey: TAR. The word to you is EAR.
Alvin: ARE. How about EAT?
Branson: TEA. SAP to you.
Casey: SPA. I give you SAP again, but you can't say SPA.
Alvin: ASP. Ok, let's do 4-letter words now. SKIN.
Branson: SINK. How about HEAL?
Casey: ah...I give up.
Alvin: HALE! You're out of the game Casey.

The game continues between Alvin and Branson.

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