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


To make words out of syllables.

How to play

Each player writes a number of words on a piece of paper, leaving gaps between their syllables. (Ideally the words should be divided properly, but this is not strictly necessary to enjoy this game.) The syllables are then cut up, shuffled, and placed face down on the table. Players take turns drawing three slips of paper each, and attempt to form words from one or more of the syllables. Any unused slips of paper are shuffled back into the pile on the table. Play continues until no player can make another word. The player who makes the most words is declared the winner.


The players agree to select four words each.

Anna writes cat-e-go-ry, month-ly, pref-er-ence, and clin-ic.
Bruce writes mi-cro-com-put-er, pro-fes-sion-al, a-bol-ish, and a-part-ment.
Chuck writes con-ju-gate, ho-tel, pris-on, and cer-e-mo-ny.
Dawn writes ca-pa-bil-i-ty, un-der-go, re-fus-al, and pub-li-ca-tion.

The words are then cut up, shuffled, and placed face down in a pile in the center of the table. Each player in turn draws three syllables. Here's what happens in Round 1:

Anna draws ju, ment and mo. She makes moment, and returns ju back into the pile.
Bruce draws e, mi and pref. He cannot make a word so he returns them all.
Chuck draws fus, month and clin. He keeps month and returns clin and fus.
Dawn draws ly, sion and ho. He makes holy and returns sion.

After the first round, Anna, Chuck and Dawn are tied at one word each.

They continue on with Round 2...

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