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risadr
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 12:06:27 PM
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Rules:

1. Change only one letter at a time.
2. No adding (or removing) letters.
3. No made-up words (unless you can give it an article of speech, define it, and use it in a sentence that makes sense to everyone).
4. No proper nouns.
5. Only one new word per turn, so as to allow others to have a fair chance at play, and to avoid mistakes where anagrams are created, rather than a letter being switched out.

The word is:

SNAIL


ETA: I should have been more clear, I guess. The idea is to change one letter in the original word out for one other letter, to create a new word. For example, if the original word was "POTS," you could change the "O" for an "E" to create "PETS." I hope this will clear things up a little bit.
rluna
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 12:25:26 PM
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Nails Boo hoo!
Isaac Samuel
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 2:31:26 PM
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Nails
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 3:08:37 PM

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I want to get to slain but can't do it. Is that even possible? I'll keep coming back to it...
risadr
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 3:51:46 PM
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Let's try a new word:

CHARM
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 4:09:05 PM

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OK, thanks for the clarification, I had understood the game to be about shuffling rather than substituting.

CHARM
CHART
Galad
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 4:28:47 PM

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CHART
CLART
Spahkee
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 4:30:34 PM
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Shart
slang
v. To expel more than just a fart...

Doh! Beat me to it.
Bruna
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 4:47:40 PM
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shart (boy...thanks! they do not teach you these words in ESL)
shark
catskincatskin
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 5:02:39 PM
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Bruna wrote:

shark



SHARE
Tito
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 5:03:39 PM
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Hi:

I made my way from SNAIL to CHARM

SNAIL
SNARL
SNARE
SCARE
STARE
SHARE
CHARE
CHARM


Spahkee
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 5:12:10 PM
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Not knowing which word is the next in line...

Charm -> Chart

Share -> Sharp
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 6:53:09 PM

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OK, this is getting good & I'm learning new words ... so far I see the most expanded tree (with an addition of shank) as:

snail
snarl
snare
stare
share -----> sharp
chare
charm
chart -----> clart
shart
shark
shank


Risa, do the rules prohibit repetition? And, is the topic name some sort of sick reference to the Saw series of slasher films? Anxious And, if so, will this game damage our brains?!?

krmiller
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:17:00 PM
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SHANK
SKANK (A slang word that has many synonyms, my favorite of which being "harlot")
risadr
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:54:20 PM
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Luftmarque wrote:
Risa, do the rules prohibit repetition? And, is the topic name some sort of sick reference to the Saw series of slasher films? Anxious And, if so, will this game damage our brains?!?


It's best to try not to repeat, but it's not prohibited.

And, the subject is just the suggestion that it might be fun to play a game. I've never even seen any of the Saw movies, and I have no desire to. lol

I love this game. Dancing

And, since it was my idea to play, I guess that I can referee. The word we'll go from will be:

SKANK
Luftmarque
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009 12:09:04 AM

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Unless you like slasher films, I strongly recommend avoiding the Saw series. But the main tormentor often begins a "session" by stating "Let's play a game" or words to that effect.

I don't want to be greedy, but I see a couple of fun steps...

SKANK
SLANK
SLANG

Citiwoman
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009 12:13:16 AM
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SLANT
Tokine
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SLANT -> PLANT
Galad
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009 8:17:29 AM

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PLANT >> PLANS
Epiphileon
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009 9:04:15 AM

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PLANT >> PLANK
MiTziGo
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009 1:34:16 PM
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SKANK
SPANK
SPANS
SPINS
SPINE
OPINE
Spahkee
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009 8:46:27 PM
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Plank > Plunk
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Friday, April 3, 2009 9:07:38 PM
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plunk - flunk
mustabir
Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2009 1:20:36 PM
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flunk -- flank
Drew
Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2009 2:20:14 PM
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flank -- clank
Luftmarque
Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2009 3:01:19 PM

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To summarize the game so far. 22-word main line straight down, offshoots to the side--perhaps if the main line gets stuck, the tree can escape through one of these!
snail
snarl
snare
stare
share -----> sharp
chare
charm
chart -----> clart
shart
shark
shank
skank -----> spank -> spans -> spins -> spine -> opine
slank
slang
slant
plant -----> plans
plank
plunk
flunk
flank
clank
clink
risadr
Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2009 8:26:03 PM
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CLINK --> CLUNK
Spahkee
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 2:19:15 PM
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Clunk > Cluck
Ahimsa
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 4:42:36 PM
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Clunk > Cluck > Clock
Drew
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 6:51:31 PM
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clock > cloak
arthbard
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 7:34:09 PM
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cloak -> croak
Luftmarque
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 7:49:05 PM

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snail
snarl
snare
stare
share -----> sharp
chare
charm

chart -----> clart
shart
shark
shank

skank -----> spank -> spans -> spins -> spine -> opine
slank
slang
slant

plant -----> plans
plank
plunk
flunk

flank
clank
clink
clunk
cluck
clock
cloak
croak

crook
brook
krmiller
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 9:49:11 PM
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crook -> brook
Spahkee
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2009 4:56:32 AM
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brook > brood
mimosa
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2009 6:00:50 AM
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brood >
broad
board
beard
bread
breed
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