Panagrams

Players: Two or more

Players alternate in adding a letter to a word, to make an anagram of a new word.

Description

The first player starts with a three-letter word. The next player tries to find a four-letter word by adding a letter and making an anagram of all the letters.

The players continue in this way, making longer and longer anagrams. The first player unable to make a word loses.

Example

For example, the first player could start with:

Example

The other player could then add an L to make:

Example2

Play might continue as follows:

Example3

Finally the second player makes:

Example4

The first player cannot make another word, so the second player wins.

Variations

Of the 600 common three-letter words, only "fix" and "ivy" cannot be extended to four letters, so it's a good idea to ban these as starting words.

If you like anagram games you'll also like Countdown and Conundrum.

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