Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Words (writing game) by Leanne Dyck

This writing game can be played with two or more players.

Material:  pens and index cards (or small slips of paper)

Preparation:  Distribute index cards and a pen to each player. Players write one word on each card--nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions.
Before the game you may wish to assign nouns, verbs, etc. individual player. For example, one player be responsible for supplying the noun. Another the verb. Etc.
Play:  Use these words to form sentences, paragraphs, scenes, or short stories.
The first player places a word on the table. The next player adds another word and so on until all the words are used or the story is told.

Preparation:  Put the words in a big pile, face down in the centre of the table. Each player chooses a set number of words (ten?) Players may trade words or return unusable words to the pile and draw replacements.
Play:  Working independently, each player forms a sentence using their collection of words.