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Old Jun 8 2010, 06:42 AM   #1
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A new game to play at home (bit hard on to do line) with kids, friends (enemies) etc.

One of you picks a start letter. The next person throws the dice and has a choice of which letter to add next in accordance with the rules below.

1. The next letter is determined by the number on the dice. If you throw a one you can pick either the next letter forward in the alphabet OR the next letter back. If you throw a three you pick from three forward or back. Etc.

2. The alphabet wraps. IE; if the last letter was 'A' and you throw a two you can pick from C or Y.

Good luck. I have (once) got an eight letter word.

Jube: you could get junior to try it in French?
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Old Jun 13 2010, 05:48 AM   #2
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Dice and Scrabble TM for letter? And its board. They do have dice, and other adaptability so other can enjoy it. Gives me an idea, thank P'ter!
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She hasn't got him going on the French Pern book, you sent her yet. I don't understand it much so no use looking at me. I'm usually stuck getting him to do his English and Maths homework.
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At the moment, he's been playing Habbo with a friend. I can see your point on playing it online unless you put a variation of it, like you throw a 1 = A then throw a 6 which gives me either G or U, I pick one then throw again with another number. Now pondering about it.
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Playing on line would be harder: unless one included an electronic dice programme, which I don't think we can do within V-bulletin.

I allow the first player to pick the start letter BEFORE throwing a dice. Otherwise one is limited to the first & last 6 letters.

You CAN use Scrabble letters to play with, but pencil and paper is just as easy.
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