Word Ways


Jan Ackerson


In the 1960s, my father's hobby was inventing games. Although none of his games was ever accepted by a major publishing company, a few were printed locally and sold for a short time in the central Michigan area. One of his games, unfortunately named "Izzat So" by the publishers (another edition was called "Wud-U-Blev"), was my particular favorite. In "Izzat So," players reassembled proverbs which had been printed on small cardboard tiles and divided into three pieces.