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Go around the circle and think of words of a certain length

Game type:

Active. A lot of movement may be required.


2 or more players




Sit in a circle. Start a rhythm such as "pat pat clap" "pat pat clap" where a "pat" is a light tap with both hands on the thighs and a clap is a hand clap. Choose someone to start. Announce that round 1 will be 3 letter words. Player who starts begins with the letter A. He/she must say a 3 letter word starting with A. They say this word at the same time they do the hand clap. The next player must say a 3 letter word starting with B. This continues around the circle for each letter until someone messes up or can't think of a word. This is a foul.

When someone gets a foul, play continues with the next person and the next letter (still 3 letters). After arriving at Z, play continues with 4 letter words A-Z, and eventually 5 and 6 letter words until you are ready to quit.

Additional Rules:

Words can't be repeated.
Words must be stated in rhythm with the hand clap. If too late, this is considered a foul.
X and Q are exception letters. In the 3 letter round, words starting with these letters can be of any length but must be at least 5 letters or more. During the 4, 5 and 6 letter rounds, Q and X are treated like any other letter.
Feel free to speed up or slow down the rhthym at any time.


Each player get one free foul. After the second foul, they drop out and play continues with remaining players. Last person standing wins.

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