Players: Two or more
Players compete to find the longest word from a set of 9 letters.
The players take turns in choosing letters until 9 letters have been named. They then try to construct a word using just those letters.
The player who has found the longest word scores one point per letter, or double for a nine-letter word. In the case of a draw both players score.
For example, if the players chose the letters:
the players might find QUERY and TORQUE, TORQUE being the winner and scoring 6 points.
The game can be played with any number of letters; 8, 9, or 10 letters are good lengths.
An interesting variant is to include a "?" as a wildcard, which each player can use as any letter they wish.