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


To think of words that begin with particular prefixes.

How to play

Players sit in a circle. The first player names a prefix like dis-, re-, or un- and the player to his right must say a word with that prefix. Then the player to his right must say a different word with that prefix, and so on. Any player who cannot think of a suitable word must drop out of the game. The last player left gets to suggest the prefix for the next round. The player who wins the most rounds is crowned the champion.

Alternatively, the gamemaster names a prefix and the other players have a certain amount of time to write down suitable words. The player who lists the most words becomes the gamemaster in the next round, and the winner of the most rounds is crowned champion.

This game is similar to Suffixes.


The players agree that variations on the ending of a word already spoken are not permitted. For instance, if a player says mistake for the prefix mis-, other players cannot say mistakes, mistaken, mistakenly, etc.

Allison: Let's start with the prefix is auto-.
Bret: autonomy
Catherine: autocrat
Devin: autopsy
Allison: automatic
Bret: autobahn
Catherine: automobile
Devin: autobiography
Allison: autograph
Bret: Ah...I can't think of one (he drops out).
Catherine: autodidact
Devin: I'm out, I can't think of one either.
Allison: I'm out too.
Catherine: I win. By the way, autopilot works. Next prefix is mis-.
Devin: mistake
Allison: miscalculate

And so on.

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