The goal of this game is to come up with an alphabetical list of valid word entries that spans the shortest distance in the dictionary (usually 11C). A moderator compiles a group of “rules” and determines a starting letter. The moderator gives the starting letter, say “E,” and then gives the first rule. Players must privately come up with a word that satisfies the rule and follows “E” alphabetically. The moderator gives the second rule and players must add another word to their lists that satisfies the second rule and follows the previous word alphabetically. After the last rule, players compare their lists to see who progressed the shortest distance from the starting letter.
Rules that might be used are: