|No. of Players:||2+|
|Type of Game:||written|
|What you need:||pen and paper|
To write down words that begin and end with letters determined by a single word written downward and upward.
How to play
One player chooses a word of three or more letters (longer words usually make for longer, more interesting gameplay). Each player writes this word in column fashion down the left side of their paper, and again on the right side in an upward fashion. Players then have to fill in letters to form words that begin and end with the letters of the two columns. The winner is the first person who fills in all the spaces, or the person who comes up with the longest words within a specific amount of time, or some variation of these two methods of scoring.
Abigail chooses the word VANILLA. Abigail and Bobby first prepare their sheets, then begin filling them in with letters.
If they decided that the winner is the first to finish, it might be a very long game because finding a commonly used word that begins with A and ends with V is difficult if not impossible. But if they use other methods of scoring with a 5 minute time limit, Bobby is the winner for the longest single word (LIPOSUCTION with 11 letters). Or Abigail is the winner because her total count of letters (35) is greater than Bobby’s total of 27.