Ghost or Hotwordball game is a fun group game to get your brain working. In this game, each player adds another letter to an already growing word fragment. The challenge is that you can’t finish the spelling of the word or else you are disqualified.
Features of Ghost or Hotwordball Game
|★ Game Name
|Ghost or Hotwordball game
|★ Group size
|small and medium
|erudition and memory
|indoor and outdoor
|up to 10 – 15 min
Aim of the game
As each player selects a letter to be added to the word in place, your goal is to add another letter without finishing the word. The trick is that it has to be a real word, you can’t just throw out random letters in hopes of throwing people off. If you do, you’ll be disqualified.
Group Size and Appropriate Ages
Don’t be afraid by that word “Ghost”, this game is in no way haunted. This is an educational game that is fun for all ages. Involve kids to improve their spelling skills, or have some fun with the adults and suggest this game at your next get together.
The game is most fun if it is played in a small to medium group. Ghost Game is always more challenging when extra people are involved. Have the most experienced player start off the game and let those who haven’t played before watch to see how it work. It won’t take long for them to catch on.
Preparation and Set-Up
This is one game that doesn’t require you to break the bank. One of the coolest things about Ghost Game is that you don’t need any supplies to play. All you need is a group of people who want to have a fun time.
How To Play Ghost Game
If you are ready to play Ghost Game, get your group together. You can sit around a table or stand in a circle, this all depends on where you are and how many people have decided to play.
- Since this game is every man for themselves, you don’t have to worry about splitting up into partners or teams. You only have to make sure your group is sitting (or standing) in the order that you play. This will make the game less confusing once you get into it.
- The first player will start off with a letter.
- The second player will add a letter to that word and the chain will keep going until somebody spells out the word.
- Keep in mind, every time a player says a particular letter they have to have a word in mind. If it seems like a player is just throwing a letter out there, you can challenge them.
For example, if player 1 says “T” and player 2 says “H” then the third player can’t throw an M in there randomly. If they do you need to challenge them to find out what word they had in mind. If they can’t come up with a word then they are disqualified.
The last player standing is the Ghost Game champion. This is one of the most fun free games you can play in a group that is also challenging.