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.
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.