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A Word-Sequence Game


Leonard Gordon


One word can be changed into another in many ways: substitution of a letter (BET-BAT), addition of a letter (BAT-BATE), deletion of a letter (BATE-ATE), or a rearrangement of letters (ATE-TEA). The figure below can be used in conjunction with a spinner mounted on transparent plastic (obtainable from school supply stores) to make a game in which players in turn add words to a sentence in accordance with the spinner instructions, until someone can no longer continue and is the loser.