Scrambled Word Ladders
Each player chooses a word with the same number of letters. Both players then try to make a scrambled word ladder between the two words. The player with the shortest ladder wins.
A scrambled word ladder is a sequence of words linked by either of the following steps:
- Change one letter to make another word.
- Scramble the order of the letters to make another word.
One player chooses a starting word, and the other player then chooses an ending word of the same length. Both players then try to find a scrambled word ladder between the two chosen words. The player with shortest ladder wins. If neither player can find a ladder the game is a draw.
For example, if one player chose WINE and the other player chose BEER a possible scrambled word ladder could be as follows:
To make the game more exciting impose a time limit of five minutes.
For a simpler variation of the game try Word Ladders.