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Extra Words

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: written
What you need: pen and paper


To find additional words in a given piece of writing.

How to play

One player selects a piece of writing from a book, magazine, newspaper or something that he himself has written, and gives copies to all the other players. Within a certain time frame the players are to find as many words as they can that are hidden within individual words, or are formed by consecutive letters from two or more words.


Ames selects a random passage from For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway:

"Now the making believe was coming back in a great rush and he would take it all to him. It had him now, and again he surrendered and went on."

He gives copies to the other players and gives them five minutes. Some of the words they find include no (in now), he (in the), king (in making), be, belie, lie, kin, nag, at, hew, tall, wand, in, render, red, and ton.

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