Sometimes you just need to relax and have a little bit of fun before going back to writing. That’s what word games are for.
There are two long-running word games on the Stringing Words forum. One is fairly simple, a word association game where you type in the first word that comes to your mind in response to the previous word:
The other game is a bit more unique – you’re still playing a new word based on the previous word, but instead of free and subjective mental association, you have to get to a new dictionary word based on four simple ‘change a letter’ rules:
- Remove one of the letters of the last word
- Add a new letter into the last word (at the start, the end, or between two letters into the middle)
- Exchange any letter of the last word with a new one (in the same position)
- Take a letter and move it to a new position
It’s fun the steps that you can take from word to word to word, and how quickly there’s no trace of a previous word left.
What kind of word games do you like to play with friends?
I’ve played something like this only with songs. Sounds fun!