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Spelling Game

Each player in this game has what are called three lives, or chances. When the company is seated in a circle, the first player mentions a letter as the beginning of a word. The game is for each of the company, in turn, to add a letter to it, keeping the word unfinished as long as possible.

When a letter is added to the former letters and it makes a complete word, the person who completed it loses a life. The next player then begins again.

Every letter added must be part of a word, and not an odd letter thought of on the spur of the moment. When there is any doubt as to the letter used by the last player being correct, he may be challenged, and he will then have to give the word he was thinking of when adding the letter. If he cannot name the word, he loses a life; but if he can, it is the challenger who loses.

This is an example of how the game should be played. Supposing the first player commences with the letter p; the next, thinking of play, would add an l; the next an o, thinking of plough; the next person, not having either of these words in his mind, would add v; the next player, perhaps, not knowing the word of which the previous player was thinking, might challenge him, and would lose a life on being told the word was plover. The player next in turn would then start a new word, and perhaps put down b, thinking of bat; the next thinking, say, that the word was bone, would add an o, the next player would add n; the player whose turn it would now be, not wanting to lose a life by finishing the word, would add another n; the next player for the same reason would add e, and then there would be nothing else for the next in turn to do but to complete the word by adding t and thus losing a life.

It will be seen that there are three ways of losing a life. First, the player may lay down a letter, and on being challenged be unable to give the word. Secondly, he may himself challenge another player who is not at fault. Thirdly, he may be obliged to add the final letter to a word, and so complete it.

This is a most amusing game for a large party, for as the different persons lose their three lives, the players gradually dwindle down to two or three, when it gets very exciting to see who will be the last person left in, for he or she will be declared the winner.


About Kids Games:

All over the world kids love to play activities and games. By playing games and activities they learn to motor skills along, social skills along with developing special skills in the games themselves, however with these games chlidren do not see them not as learning experience but rather a whole lot of fun. Here at lanterntree.com you can find guides and instructions to many ‘old fashioned’ or traditional games which are being played less and less due to increased sophistication and availability in electronic games. Although a lot of these games where originally written with kids in mind they be easily adapted and incorporated as activities for Parties, Youth Groups and Social Groups. Lanterntree is the place to find find ideas for games for both children and adults for events such as birthdays, party, social events, groups, fund raising events, Christmas day, showers or any other occasion you can think of.

 

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