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No. of Players: 1+
Type of Game: written or spoken
What you need: pen & paper or nothing


To think of words that have two opposing meanings.

How to play

Autantonyms are words that have two opposing meanings. They are their own antonyms, or opposites. In this game, one player hints at the two different meanings of an autantonym, and the other player(s) try to guess the mystery word. A successful guess makes that player the hinter for the next round. Alternatively, players try to list as many autantonyms as they can within a set time. The player with the longest list wins.


Andy: At 6pm my friends and I departed the house, so that only my brother remained.
Brenda: LEFT. You all left, so that only he was left at the house.... Ok, here's a new one. I saw the mother and baby cling to each other and thought: there was no way they could be split apart.
Calvin: CLEAVE. The mother and baby cleave to each other, they can't be cleaved asunder.

And so on.

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