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Anna of movie Frozen with words Princess of Arendelle   cartoon image of a ghost

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: written or spoken
What you need: pen & paper or nothing


To add to a set of letters without completing an actual word or an anagram.

How to play

This game is a variation of Ghost and Superghost. It is played the same way except players try to avoid making anagrams in addition to actual words.

As a reminder, in Ghost the first player thinks of a word, usually three or four letters minimum. He calls out the first letter of this word. The second player then adds a letter in a way that could but does not complete an actual word. Adding letters by players continues until a player is forced to add a letter that completes an actual word. The player that does this loses a life; three lives lost makes that player a 'ghost' and drops him out of the game. At any time a player who adds a letter can be challenged by the next player to prove that the current sequence of letters is the beginning of an actual word. Losing a challenge results in a loss of a life. The same with any player who is caught adding a letter in a way that will not eventually complete an actual word. If no one notices that a player just completed an actual word, either mistakenly or on purpose, the play continues. As many rounds are made as necessary until a winner is declared. To enhance the play, ghosts can try to get active players to speak to them, which immediately makes those players ghosts as well.

And in Superghost, players can also add letters to the beginning of the letter sequence, not just at the end.


Amos says the letter S.

Bailey thinks of the word SUMMER and says R.

Claire thinks of REST and says T.

Dawn thinks of START and says A.

Bailey and Claire both jump on Dawn's obvious mistake, noting how the letters SRTA form the words RATS, STAR, ARTS, TARS and TSAR. As a result, Dawn loses one life.

And so on.

In case you're wondering, the images under the title of this word game form a rebus puzzle:


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