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Subject: Wouldn't this be almost like solitaire? rss

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Randy Cox
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This game is played in 3 or 5 minute rounds. Players quickly write down a list of ten words that contain the corresponding word fragment like "tion" or "ous." The fragment can be found anywhere within the word. Players score points if no other player has the same answers, and it based on the number of syllables in your word. You earn one point per syllable. Score the most points to win the game.

If this description is accurate, it seems that on every turn, all players will write down 10 unique words. After all, if the objective is to draw out words so as to score higher (more syllables), then with "tion" people won't put down "presentation" but will stretch things out ("presentationally"?). So, with all the lengthy words from the same root word(s), it seems that it would be rare for a player to happen upon a word someone else uses, particularly with 3 to 5 minutes of think time.

So, to anyone who has played, does it pretty much come down to a lot of bickering over whether or not a word ("flutteringlessness") is valid followed by anointing the victory to the person who pulled off the slightly longer word somewhere along the way?
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