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Ghost Game

Since you're holding the printable, you get to start. But that means you need to read the directions, too!

This game is a little hard to explain but easy to play. Think of any word that's not a name—but don't tell anyone what it is. Then say the first letter out loud. The next family member adds a letter—and must be thinking of a real word that has that first and that second letter. The third person adds a letter, and makes sure the three letters do not spell a real word all on their own. They still have to be part of a longer real word. As the letters add up, it gets harder and harder to avoid spelling out a word when you add a letter!

The first person who is forced to spell out a word (or who does so accidentally) gets the letter "G." If a person is stuck and cannot think of a letter to add without spelling a word, that person may be tempted to "fake it" and say any letter that doesn't make a word. You can challenge that trickster—if he or she isn't thinking of a real word, then he or she gets a "G" also.

Once a word ends, the next person in line begins with a new word, and the game goes on. The first person to lose five times and spell out "GHOST" loses.

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From The Everything Kids' Travel Activity Book Copyright © 2002, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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