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trash can overflowing with garbage   minus letter T plus letters PH   minus letter H plus E   plus letter S

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


To create phrases modeled on other phrases.

How to play

Players select, or are given, short phrases and try to think of another short phrase that describes, expands upon, or is somehow associated with the original phrase. Various rules can be put into effect. For instance, the new phrase must contain the same number of words as the original, with all the words in the new phrase beginning with the same letters as those in the original. Or if it is a two-word phrase, the first letter of the new phrase must match the first letter of the original phrase, but the first letter of the second word in the new phrase must match the last letter of the original phrase. Or at least one of the words in the new phrase must rhyme with a word in the original.


Same number of words and starting letters:

storm coming ➔ seek cover
greener pastures ➔ going places
feed the cat ➔ feline to consume

Matching first and last letters:

air siren ➔ aloft noise
football game ➔ fun event

One or more rhyming words:

swimming pool ➔ staying cool
filthy rich ➔ never zilch

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

TRASH - T + PH - H + E + S = PHRASES

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