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A Simple Game

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A game whicb is both aumsing and instructivo, and which can be played without poncil, papor or paraphernalia of any sort, has been enjoyed by a party of bright youDg people at a summer boarding house. The game is simply thia : One member of a company- which may consist of any nuinber of people frorn two upward - is to give out in their proper order the first three letters of a word which he has in his mind, and which the compsny are to guess. For instance, he may have in his mind the word calaruity, in which case he annouuces "I think of a word which begins c-a-1. " As fast as oue of the others thinks of a word beginning with those letters he nrfiKPtits it orallv for approval. Tbere is no rnethod in the groep of guessers as to the order in whicb they speak, so that vheuever two people hit upon the right word simultaneously, both receive credit for it, in case they announoe their guosses at the same moment. The difficulty aud interest of the game are ruuch increased by placing a limit upon the uumber of letters which the word shall contaia. The party of young peopie referred to abovo hmited the nunitier to eij-'ht. This, of course, makes it mpre diiïïcult to flüd a word which will puzzle the guessers. Two prizes are usually assigned - one to the person who guesses the largest nurnber of wordscorrectly and the other to the oiie who has given the greate:t nuniber of words wbich have puzzled the guessers. for five minutes or more. "B-e-a" puzzled a group of bright people who wei e much amnaed when ït at last appeared that "beau" had been in the propounders mind. "C-a-n, after much guessiug, elougated into "canoe" and "p-n-r" into "punty. Tho shortest and most ordiuary words often prove the' most pnzzling, owing to some neculiarity of their formation.-


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