|No. of Players:||2+|
|Type of Game:||written|
|What you need:||pen and paper|
To build up a series of words of ever-increasing length.
How to play
The gamemaster chooses a letter of the alphabet and all players then have a certain amount of time (say, 5 minutes) to make a list of words beginning with that letter. However, they do this in a certain way: they first start with the shortest word they can think of, then add a word beneath it that is one letter longer, then a third which is one letter longer than the second, and so on. The player who has built up a list with the most 'steps' – and without skipping any – becomes the gamemaster for the next round. An overall champion can be crowned after a number of rounds have been played.
Audrey chooses the letter T. But at the end of five minutes, Betty wins the round with her taller staircase: