|No. of Players:||2|
|Type of Game:||written|
|What you need:||pen and paper|
To build up words within a grid.
How to play
In preparation for this game, a five-by-five grid of squares is first drawn. One player writes a letter in the center square. The other player then tries to make a word or anagram by adding a letter in an adjacent square. Gameplay returns to the first player, and so on. Each time a letter is added, it must form a word or anagram horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. One point is awarded for each letter of a successfully completed word. The game is over once the grid is filled, or no other letters can be added so that a new word or anagram is formed. The player with the highest score wins. A seven-by-seven or nine-by-nine (or larger) grid can also be used.
This game is similar to Poker Word Search.
Alissa draws a 5×5 empty grid of squares and writes an I in the center square. Bruce adds T in the square below it, making the word IT and scoring two points. Alissa adds S above both these letters to score three points for the word SIT, and two points for the word IS.
Bruce adds A to the left of the center square to score four points for the diagonal words AS and AT. Alissa adds R below the letters S, I, T to form the anagram STIR for four points.
And so on.