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Word Disassociations

No. of Players: 2+
Type of Game: spoken
What you need: nothing


To think of a word that is unrelated to a previously spoken word.

How to play

This game is a variation of Word Associations. One player says a single word. The second player says a word that is unrelated to the previous word. The next player does the same with the word spoken by the second player, and so on. Players are usually only given a few seconds to respond. The enjoyment of this game lies with the fact that thinking of unrelated words is surprisingly difficult to do. It seems our unconscious makes associations regardless of our efforts not to, and these associations sometimes reveal things about the people who make them. To explore those associations, players challenge each other whenever they suspect a connection between two words. Some of these connections are obvious, but some are not. An added challenge is for players to recall the last ten words spoken, which can be checked against the written list that one player keeps of the responses.


Amanda: FROG
Davis: Challenge! Small saws are found in toolboxes. My word is APPLE.
Cole: Challenge! You are obviously thinking of that Apple computer commercial that talks about their new generation of core processors. Also apples have cores.
Amanda: I think you are right. Billy, it's your turn.

And so on.

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