Using Obscure Words In Word Games
June 2, 2018 3:35pm CST
I enjoy word games including Scrabble, Boggle, and crossword puzzles. A game the class often played at school at the end of term was a word game where we had to take turns creating words but not actually finishing them. We had to take turns creating words of three letters or more, but we could not be the ones who added the last letter. We could also not add letters that ruined the words that could be formed as if we didn't know what word was potentially forming we were out. For example, the letters given might be DOR - Adding z would give a none word, DORZ but you might think of saving the game by trying to get Dormitary, only to then be out because DORM is a word in itself An S might save you because you would force the next player towards forming a word, such as DORSAL. I won a few games by being second to go after someone added started the game with an A by adding another one to force the generation of the word Aardvark. Someone would usually be out because they would challenge me to identify the word and I would know it. It's only recently I found that as well as the Aardvark there is an Aardwolf and an Aasvogel, (a type of vulture). Both creatures are found in Africa. Youtube The Bee Gees - Words Aarthur Chappell
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• Bunbury, Australia
That sounds an interesting game. I used to love playing Scrabble but then found Upwords and now prefer that. I think with Scrabble you really need to play a person who is about the same standard. Quite some years ago, I played with a much older man and had to play 'down' to him as he used very simple words and I didn't want to thrash him by too much.
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• Paso Robles, California
@arthurchappell It's a guessing game played by two people. Each thinks of a five-letter word and writes it on his paper. Then they take turns giving each other test words. So if my word is ducks and you guess fuzzy, I have to tell you how many letters in my word were in your test word. You guess each other's words by a process of elimination. Of course, you write down each test word you gave the other person and each word they gave you so you have a record for accuracy and to work with as you try to guess the other's word. I think you can also play with a computer now, but I've never cared much for playing games with a computer.
• Preston, England
A Wikipedia page about them is here