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No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: spoken
What you need: nothing


To guess a pair of words (which are spelled and pronounced the same) given their two different meanings.

How to play

Homonyms are words that are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. The gamemaster thinks of a pair of homonyms and tells the other players their definitions. The first player to raise his hand gets to guess at the words. If the player incorrectly guesses the words, he drops out of the round. But if he guesses correctly, he becomes the gamemaster for the next round. The player who is gamemaster for the most rounds is the overall winner.

This game is similar to Multiple Meanings.


Andres: One word means 'a circular shape' and the other 'a band.' What are these homonyms?
Bea: It's RING. What about 'happening now' and 'a moving body of water?'
Courtney: CURRENT. The meaning of the first word is 'average' and the second is 'not nice.'
Daisy: I know this one. It's MEAN. How about 'to bind' and 'material men wear around their neck.'
Bea: TIE! Here's one with two meanings, one is 'to stumble' and the other is 'an excursion.'
Eli: The word is TRIP. One definition is 'a hand tool for cutting wood' and the other is 'perceived with the eyes.'
Courtney: SAW. Here's another. One means 'a sailing vessel' and the other 'to send a product by the mail.'
Andres: The answer is SHIP.

And so on.

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