Mystery Word

This is a spelling game – so keep in mind the spelling abilities of the kids. It is REALLY fun for those who have some spelling ability, but if somebody in the group isn’t a good speller, pick another game. If you play with young kids just learning to spell, try to think of simple words to start with.

The object is to spell a spontaneous mystery word, as a group, with each player taking sequential turns adding a letter until the word is complete. The first player unable to add a letter loses.

The first person will think of a word and say the first letter of that word without revealing what they are thinking. The next player will think of a word beginning with the same first letter, (which may or may not be different from the first person’s word) and say the second letter out loud. The third will say a third letter, and so on in a round until there are no more letters that can be added to the word or someone can’t think of a word starting with that combination of letters.

Challenges can be posed if one suspects a player of making up or misspelling a word, but the challenge loser loses the match.

Game Example:

Player 1: ‘E’
Player 2: ‘G’
Player 3: ‘Y’
Player 4: ‘P’
Player 1: ‘T’
Player 2: ‘I’
Player 3: ‘A’
Player 4: ‘N’
Player 1: ‘S’

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