Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"I" Is For Intellectual, Inventor, I Thought of That

I...being me.  As in Patty.
Meaning I am the intellectual inventor under discussion today.
Well, the game I invented.
It's called The Alphabet Game.  (I could have been slightly more creative on that title.)
It's a great time killer.

You pick a letter of the alphabet.  For instance, "I."  And you and your group of friends pop some popcorn, pour a round of Cokes and all take turns naming an "I" word.  No repeats allowed.  And it's my personal rule that adding a suffix (-ed or -ing) to some one's word should be illegal but that is always met with a lot of resistance.

So, to demonstrate a practice round:
I might start with "igloo"
         to which one might respond "impostor"
                       and the next would chime "investment."

As mentioned, if you repeat you're out.  And cast into Loserdom.  Which is pretty much where everyone who would play this game started out...
Are your blood cells just tingling with excitement to play?
When you first try getting people exciting to play, you will be met with opposition.  Perhaps outbursts of "That sounds lame" will be heard.  But, trust me, once the ball is rolling... WATCH out!  People are going to get crazy and I will wish you "Good Luck" at getting them out of your house before dawn.

The Alphabet Game (TM) 
Great For:
Birthday Parties
Bar Mitzvahs
Painting Projects
Funerals
Hikes
Long Car Rides
Waiting in Line
Getting Through Contractions (Ken suggested we play The Alphabet Game while I was in labor.)
Putting Yourself to Sleep At Night

So.  Who wants to play?  A word of caution, you are going up against the reigning champ here.

I'll start:
Interplanetary

65 comments:

Joshua said...

Immediate.

Patty said...

Invite.

Juli said...

Inconceivable!!!!!

Patty said...

Implausible.

SkippyMom said...

Interesting!

We play a similar game in the car, except we use A-Z and pick a category [animals, tools, boy's names, etc.] and go around the car. If you can't think of one you're out.

My kids would like this version b/c I have the shortest term memory and would forget what was said. heehee

Kar said...

Intergalactic. That's a fun game! Right up my alley.

Juli said...

Interloper.

Patty said...

Isotope.

ejwforeman said...

Intriguing! I love games like this. We play a game we call celebrities where you have to name a famous person, first & last name, no repeats and a double letter reverses the order. I.E. Susan Saradon. Great A-Zing.

Rhia Roberts said...

It :)

Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (about #802 on A to Z list).

Patty said...

Icicle. I could go all day people.

Joshua said...

Intrinsic.

My parents and I used to play a game on road trips where someone names a celebrity, historical figure, author, what have you, and the next person says another name that starts with the first letter of the last name, and so on until stumped. And then you start over.

For example.

Nathan Fillion
Frank Sinatra
Summer Glau
Greg Kinnear
etc. etc.

No single name people, though.

Patty said...

Isosceles.

@joshua- Kirk Douglas

Joshua said...

Imaginary.

Don Knotts.

Patty said...

Incline.

Simon Cowell.

Joshua said...

Institutionalized.

Carmen Miranda.

Super Earthling said...

I LOVE games like this, Patty. Such fun. And for me, the only appropriate word would be...

Insanity! :D

Patty said...

Iris.

Michael Jackson.

Joshua said...

Insipid.

Jane Austen.

Patty said...

Instrument.

Anthony Bourdain.

Joshua said...

Intellect.

Bubba Smith.

nutschell said...

Irresistable :) love this game.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com
Dropping by from the A-Z!

Lynn Proctor said...

way too hard by now---great game!

Joshua said...

Ideal.

Patty said...

Irrational.

Joshua said...

Irreverent.

Patty said...

Oooo! You're getting good!

Isthmus.

Remember THAT word from 8th grade geography?

Joshua said...

Haven't heard that one in a long time.

Intercede.

Patty said...

Intestine.

Joshua said...

Inflammable.

Patty said...

Idle.

Joshua said...

Incompatible.

Patty said...

Index.

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Joshua said...

Insomnia.

Patty said...

How are you ALWAYS online?

Icon.

Joshua said...

I think my last word before this one explains exactly how I'm always online.

Income.

Patty said...

Irrate.

Joshua said...

I hope that's not your current attitude today!

Incomplete.

Patty said...

No, I'm happy.

Impeach.

Joshua said...

Iodine.

Patty said...

Impromptu.

Joshua said...

Impetuous.

Patty said...

Invade.

Joshua said...

Idiosyncratic.

Patty said...

Are you using a dictionary?

If

Joshua said...

Indubitably.

That's my word, not a confession. And no, I'm not using s dictionary. You can blame my mom for never relenting on a game of Scrabble, such that I memorized the dictionary when I was ten. I'm not sure that she regrets that enough.

Patty said...

Idiot.

Not you. Just the word.

Joshua said...

Indomitable.

Patty said...

Infection.

Joshua said...

Insecticide.

Patty said...

Illuminate.

Joshua said...

Indeterminate.

Patty said...

Indecent.

Joshua said...

Implied.

Patty said...

Integrate

Joshua said...

Ingratiate.

Patty said...

Impound.

Joshua said...

Inconsequential.

Patty said...

Impersonate.

Joshua said...

Inconsiderate.

Patty said...

Ibis.

Joshua said...

Ilium.

Patty said...

Inaugurate

Joshua said...

Iambic.