|No. of Players:||2+|
|Type of Game:||written|
|What you need:||pen and paper|
To find synonyms for given words.
How to play
The gamemaster prepares a list of words and a copy is given to each player. Players then try to write a synonym for each word on the list. The first player to do so is the winner and acts as gamemaster for the next round. A time limit can be set in case no player can complete the entire list, and extra points can be awarded to players for writing down more than one synonym for a particular word.
Arnie prepares the following list of twelve words:
resolve, watch, meal, simplify, high, similar, observe, class, break, people, guess, reason
He sets a time limit of 5 minutes. Players earn 20 points for completing the entire list with at least one synonym for each word. A bonus point is awarded for each additional synonym.
After 5 minutes, here is how the round shaped up between the two players:
|meal||feast, snack||repast, feed|
|high||tall, soaring, aloft||tall, towering, exalted|
|observe||see, notice, spot||see, detect|
|break||shatter, crack, fracture||smash, splinter, interruption|
|people||humans, persons||humans, humankind, mankind|
|guess||estimate, approximate||estimate, appraise|
Both Bertha and Calvin earn 20 points for coming up with at least one synonym for each word on the list. But Calvin beats out Bertha with additional synonyms, so he wins this round to become the next gamemaster.
The final score:
Calvin 34 ✔
In case you're wondering, the images under the title of this word game form a rebus puzzle:
SYNONYM + SYNONYM = SYNONYMS