My previous post, “10 Unique Gift Ideas for Writers” was so popular that I’ve decided to share a few more ideas, this time games that writers might enjoy.
1. FICTIONAIRE A dictionary-quiz card game by Days of Wonder
A player chooses a word card without knowing the word’s definition. Opponents have the correct definition, and they earn points trying to confuse the player by giving either a bogus or correct definition of the word.
Available on Amazon for $7.79 and Free Shipping [Note: I’m listing Amazon.com as the source for these games, but they may be available in other stores eiither online or brick and mortar.]
2. WORD ON THE STREET A Hilarious Tug of Words by Out of the Box
On each turn, one team flips over a category card. Team members frantically brainstorm words that fit the category while the opposition tries to sidetrack them. The team must agree on a word and pull each letter of that word one lane closer to their side of the street, all before the time runs out.
Available on Amazon $15.58 plus shipping
3. CATCH PHRASE An electronic idiom game by Hasbro
Players try to get other players to guess idioms like “No-brainer” without saying the words “no” or “brain”? Players can gesture or use any other words they want, but they have to do it fast and say it before time runs out.
Also available in a “decades” version.
Available on Amazon $17.67 plus shipping
4. YOU’LL NEVER GUESS Board Game by Game Development Group
You might get some character/setting inspiration while playing this game in which players make up their own questions to guess what another player is pretending to be, or where they are, and much more…
Available on Amazon $26.99 plus shipping
5. WHAT’S YOURS LIKE? by Patch Products, Inc.
Bump up your descriptive skills with this game in which everyone but the player in the hot seat knows what the “guess noun” is. Other players describe what theirs is like and the hot seat player tries to guess the noun.
Available on Amazon $21.19 plus shipping
6. REMEMORY by Storymatic
Great for memoir writers, Rememory is a card activity that helps players recall their memories and life stories.
Also check out Storymatic Classic activity cards.
Available on Amazon $23.95 plus shipping
And here are a few more.
7. Scrabble, multiple versions by Hasbro
8. Apples to Apples by Out of the Box
9. Boggle by Hasbro
10. BuyWord by Face-to-Face Games
11. Balderdash by Mattel
12. Typo by University Games
Do you have a favorite word game that’s not listed here? Leave a comment and let us know.
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