A pub game. An easy one.
The first player says a word. Then in turn, each player must make up
a longer word or phrase that starts with the original word. If someone
can't think of a new word or phrase then they are out and the next player
states a new starting word, until only the winner remains.
- It must be possible to find as many phrases as there are participants
in the current round. If someone fails to make a phrase before the originator's
first turn, then - if challenged - the originator must be able to name
enough phrases to complete that round. Otherwise he is out
- Apart from the obvious fact that all the words or phrases start with
the same word, you are not allowed to extend a previous answer. Your
choice must have some originality! For example, if the original word
was 'foot' and someone had said 'football', then 'footballer' would
be a cheat, and the offender would be sent off.
- Any answer which elicits a suitable laugh, groan or envious sigh from
the other participants will be allowed, even if it stretches credibility
or the rules.
- The original word must never be 'xylophone'.