A bigram is randomly chosen and announced to the group of players. Each player has ninety seconds to compile a list of common two-word phrases starting with the chosen bigram letters. Possible answers for BT include “Bengal tiger”; “binomial theorem”; “Beaumont, Texas”; “Bill Todman”; and “be there.” Intact compound words (“bedtime”) and phrases with short extraneous words (“block and tackle”) are acceptable. Players in turn read their lists aloud and check for matches with other players. A phrase matching another player scores 1 point while unmatched phrases score 0.
Cool Game was introduced by Aesop.