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Tongue Twister

confused guy with tongue hanging out
No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: written and spoken
What you need: pen and paper


To quickly and clearly say difficult sentences many times.

How to play

One player prepares a list of known tongue twisters (or attempts to write original ones) and distributes copies to all the players. Players then compete with each other to see who can clearly pronounce a particular tongue twister the greatest number of times. If that is too easy, players try doing this under a time constraint. For instance, players see who can say She sells seashells by the seashore the most in 10 seconds.


Amelia prepares this list of classic tongue twisters for the other players:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.

I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.

Betty Botter bought some butter.

Eddie had edited it.

Four fine fresh fish for you.

Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.

If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop.

Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

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