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Everyone plays with words – children especially. Every pun, joke, rhyme, tall story, tongue-twister, or snippet of gibberish is a game with words. No equipment needed – although pencil and paper often helps.

So here’s a collection of our dozen best family word games to pass a few hours of lockdown. All free, of course. Our tiny contribution to the common good, produced in collaboration with those lovely designers at Creative Triangle. The words are mine, the design is theirs.

Extracts for Acting uppily, Gridlock, and Acronyms are below – more detailed instructions, including game variations and examples, in the PDF.

Share and share again

If you know anyone else who’d love to play, please forward or share as often as you like.

And don’t forget to share your own words and ideas using the hashtag: #AWasteOfWords

Download A waste of words (PDF: 471KB)

Also available online … our joint collection of artistic and creative activities, A waste of paper, is for art lovers.

Download A waste of paper (PDF: 4.2MB)


Instructions for word game, Acting uppily
Instructions for word game, Gridlock
Instructions for word game, Acronyms


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