What’s your favorite word game? Mine is hangman. All you need is pen and paper, and someone to play with.
The best part of hangman is that it’s a completely different game depending on who you play with. People can pick easy or hard words, or phrases, or even make it like hangman charades (with categories, like movies, TV shows, books, etc.). Your opponent can also change the number of guesses you have before your man is hanged. Some people are bare bones hangers, and others will let you add ears, hair, face, hands and feet.
I was at a party one time, and a couple of people wanted to play hangman (not your usual party game). I like to play hangman, so I said yes. I got to pick the first word; it had seven letters. The other two people I was playing with could not guess the word. I even gave them extra guesses. I even gave them clues.
Me: It’s something that’s here tonight.
Me: No, You already picked ‘P’ and ‘E.’ (Point to letters that got them almost hanged.)
Them: Shaking heads and looking confuzzled.
Me: It’s something you’re drinking.
Needless to say, they never got the word (alcohol) and didn’t want to play any more rounds.
For a fun online Halloween hangman game, click here.
What’s your favorite word game?
Book Pick: A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
Helen has been a ghost for 130 years and the living have never seen her, until now. She is afraid of the boy that can see her, at first, then falls in love with the ghost that has possessed his body. A haunting and literary ghost story with a different take on what happens after you die, or when you are alive, but have given up hope.