Thursday, December 8, 2016

Board Games for Word Lovers

The holiday season is just around the corner. That means lots of family time. If you don't want to get stuck listening to Great Aunt Violet's gory details about her lumbago, then I suggest you bring along a little activity. Here are some of my favorite word games that are usually a hit and always hilarious . . .

The premise for this game is to see who can come up with the best first line. A title of a book is given, along with a short synopsis read by the designated reader for that round. Everyone writes down what they think would be a great first line for that book and hands it in to the reader (who's actually writing down the real first line). The lines are read and everyone votes for what they think is the real first line. It's amazing how many better opening lines are created.

The Game of Things
In this game a topic card is read. Example: Things you wouldn't want to find in your Christmas stocking. Everyone writes down an answer. The designated reader for that round reads all the answers then everyone takes turns guessing who wrote what. You won't believe the "things" people come up with.
5 Second Rule
You'd think it would be easy to name 3 breeds of dogs—but you'd be surprised at how hard it is when you've only got 5 seconds to do so, especially when the other players are waiting for you to mess up. You never know what will come out of your mouth, and that's what makes this game so funny to play.

These are all tried and true games in my household. Whether you're a reader or a writer, any lover of words will love these games.

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