Word Games that Build Sentences
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In a recent series of Geeklists, I offered some suggestions for categorizing letter-based word games by their predominant mechanic. Further, we developed a list of word-based word games.

You can find all of these lists on my Metalist at
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

Recently, pmboos has suggested we create a list of word games that involve building sentences.

Originally, I included story-telling games in this list. A kind fellow-geek, jadzia_dax, informed me that an excellent story-telling list had already been done. Rather than duplicate those efforts, let me just provide the link!

Tell Me A Story
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

Word Games that Build Sentences:
What games require players to build sentences? These games can give the player words that must be worked into a sentence or use some other mechanism to generate the words upon which the sentence is to be based.

(Edited to narrow list-focus and provide link to other list)
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Suggested by pmboos:

According to Sid Sacksons "A Gamut of Games":

Word tiles are played as sentences along a recessed path winding toward the center of the board. Crossing sentences can be entered at ten indicated locations.
 
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Two players alternatively make up a sentence about the word or phase to be guessed. The catch is they can only each contribute one word of the sentence before their partner gives the next word of the sentence.

Play without the board which has an unrelated boring tile game superimposed on it.
 
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3. Board Game: Scrabble Sentence Cube Game [Average Rating:4.67 Overall Rank:15853]
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I think exactly what you have in mind.
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I think this one would count, headlines are often sentences.
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5. Board Game: You've Been Sentenced! [Average Rating:5.33 Overall Rank:15118]
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From the game's description:

"This sentence-building game uses unique five-sided cards with multiple conjugations of a base word. With a hand of 10 cards, players try to score the most points per round by constructing the longest, grammatically correct, and sensible sentence. Each card used in a sentence is worth 5 points, but using some of the more difficult conjugations on the card can earn you bonus points. Any player can object to another players sentence, on either grammatical grounds, or the fact that the sentence just doesn’t make sense. The defending player and the objecting player get to argue their points to the rest of the players, who form a jury. The jury gets to vote on whether or not the sentence is acceptable. Half the fun is trying to defend, explain, and justify a completely ridiculous sentence to the other players. Accepted sentences score points, rejected sentences get you zip. First player to reach 200 points wins."

"Along with the basic rules, You’ve Been Sentenced comes with rules for a timed “turbo” version. This game is more of a “Game System” than a single game. Currently there are multiple rule sets and variations available on their website, -http://www.youvebeensentenced.com/play.asp More variations and rule sets are promised in the near future."
 
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In this game, the first letter of each word is randomly provided and players must form meaningful sentences out of the given letters (in order, either forward or backward)
 
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Just discovered this game exists. Never played.
 
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