Word Ways


The object of this game is to find more sets of rhyming words on a particular page than your opponents. To start the game, each player is given a magazine or book, which s/he should open to nay page s/he wishes. Players are then given a specified amount of time (three minutes seems reasonable) to find and write down sets of rhyming words on the page in front of them. To qualify as a rhyme, two words must have the same number of syllables, must be accented on the same syllable, must have different sounds at the beginning of the accented syllable, and must share identical sounds from the middle of the accented syllable to the end of the word. (By these criteria, CONFLATION and INFLATION do not rhyme.)