So, last night as I was trying to get to sleep (spoiler alert: it didn’t happen), my curious and hyperactive mind created a brand new word game, which I’m calling DROPOUT.
How to Play:
1. Start with a 7-letter word. For example, dropout.
2. Drop the first letter of the word and replace it with another. Using the example word above, I would drop d and replace it with c to get outcrop.
3. (Here’s where it gets tricky). Take the second letter of the original word (which is r), drop and replace. From outcrop, I would drop the r and add an s to create copouts (or octopus, actually).
4. Keep dropping letters of the original word, in order, until you have a completely original 7-letter word. Then, congratulations! You win!
Here’s the chain I made for dropout:
DROPOUT – D + C =
OUTCROP – R + S =
COPOUTS – O + A =
UPCOAST – P + N =
TOUCANS – O + H =
STAUNCH – U + E =
CHASTEN – T + G =
And voila! There you have it.
Some auxiliary rules:
1. You do not have to use all new letters. You can replace a letter with one you’ve already used or dropped.
2. You can use the same letter more than once in a word.
3. Proper nouns are not allowed, but plurals are.
4. Your final word can share letters with the original word, provided they’ve been dropped and readded.
To all you word gamers/procrastinators out there: it came from my brain, and you’re welcome.
Have a great morning.