Various Word Games

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, here are some games I thunk up.

    I One Leads to another. See what you can come up with.

    Town center. Centerpiece. Piece work. Work station. Station Master.

    Drywall. Wallflower. Flower Power. Power Tools. Tools of the Trade.
    Trade Winds. Winds of War.

    II In Common

    What do these groups of words have in common? Different answer
    for each group.

    A. Salad, canal, trial, oiled, radar, dairy, penny.

    B. Doors, step, side, seam, cite, deed, to.

    C. Owned, Rode, Nod, Wren, Row, Ode, Done.
    (A little hint. The C words are all anagrams from one word.)

  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    C. Anagrams could be wonder or downer.

    Do the words have anything to do with with either of those words or are they just related to each other?
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Excellent, GB! You couldn't be righter. Not sure if I understand your
    question. All the words in problem C can be made from the letters in
    wonder (or downer). That's it; problem solved.

    As for the rest, all the words in in problem A have 5 letters.

    And all the words in problem B will still be a word if you put
    "in" at the beginning.

    I looked on the board for some games involving movie or song titles.
    Found some sites that sounded promising, but turned out to be
    of no help.

    We could do titles that start with A, etc. Or maybe one word titles
    like "Jaws". Or" Frankenstein". Or we could combine two titles:
    "The Jaws of Frankenstein." Suggestions, anyone?

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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    (Ok, so all of the questions, A.B.and C. have different answers. I think I got it.)

    How about if we post a word and then others can see how many words they can make from it?

    Example: Problematic

    Mat, More, Cat, Mobile, Mob, Lab, Pole, Lob, Bole, Lobe, Crab, Cab, Cable, Able, Clam, Claim, Ail, Aim, Mail, Male, Lame, Meal, Ale, Aim, Bail, Bale, Lamp, Amp, Map, Pail, Pale, Lap, Lamb, Blame, Amble, Pablem, Air, Cape, Ape, Lace.

    (I think that word is too long though! Too many options. Maybe limit them to six letters?)
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  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Maybe we could do one word movie titles? Don't know if there would be enough for a game though.



  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Wow! You sure found a lot of words in problematic. But I suppose it was no
    problem for you.

    I was thinking about one word titles too. You just posted two that I
    thought of. You know what they say about great minds. Must be
    true of us too.

    OK: one worders.
    Benji, Patton, Vertigo
    Deliverance, Bittersweet

    Willow, Casablanca
    Speed, Alfie, Bambi
    Halloween, Reds

    Below is the Jem Movie theater in my home town. It was built the
    year I was born. Is now the only movie theater in the county. Just
    across Main Street from my Dad's cafe. Admission when I was kid was
    12 cents. Popcorn or candy: a nickle. I was there pretty much every
    Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Great Times. (And the
    original popcorn popper is still in use.)


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  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Ben, Carrie, Bullitt, Chicago, Amadeus, Dracula, Alien, Tommy, Footloose, Cats, Phantom, Rent, Sleepers, Mame, Earthquake, Airplane, Twister, Tremors, Panic, Rosemarie. GB
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yup, GB. The world has sure changed since we were kids. And not
    for the better. Although, on the other hand, when I was born WWII
    was raging. So I guess it's a mixed drink*. But it sure feels as though
    things were better back in the old days.

    *I dunno why people say "mixed bag". Doesn't "mixed drink" sound
    more probable?#

    Nice list of one worders. I had only thought of one of them (Chicago).
    More one worders:

    Suspicion; Notorious, Twins, Hamlet, Pinocchio, Cinderella,
    Grease, Lassie, Cleopatra, Gidget, Morocco, Brooklyn, Nosferatu.


    #Found this on the net: Refers originally to a bag of game brought home
    after a day's hunting.
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  9. Billoy Joe

    Billoy Joe Member

    I would like to input here few words:

    Pit, Sit, Cat, Cot
  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all --

    I have more movie titles! :)


    That's all I can think of, for now. Be back later. :)

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  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Don't think I ever heard of a movie called Gravity. Was it made by the people who
    made Moonstruck? Without gravity we wouldn't have a moon. By a strange
    kawinkydink, I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It 's impossible to put down.

    OK, I asked a friend about Gravity. He said he liked the movie. The stars in it
    were real down to Earth. Sandra Bullock was in it. She was also in Speed.
    Another popular topic for physicists. They can tell you the speed at which
    gravity pulls things to Earth. But you don't need to calculate to know that
    speed is pretty fast.

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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Gigi, Lili, Giant, It, Chucky, Hercules, Cleopatra.
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Uff-da! We've got so many one worders, it's gonna be tricky to
    avoid repeats. But, I'm willing to make the effort.

    Shane, Oliver, Fog, Maytime, Lifeboat,
    Dames, Nemo, Houseboat, Deception, Annie,

    Goonies, Dune, Roberta, Summertime, Bataan.

    I was looking at Turner Classic Movies to see what's coming up
    today. They had two silent films that were rated 4 stars. Never
    seen that before. One of the stars was Leatrice Joy. Don't know
    anything about her, but I've seen her name before in film books.

    OK, looked in Wikipedia. Leatrice began in silent films when in
    her early 20's. Made oodles of silent films. The only one still
    remembered is Cecil B. DeMille's first version of The Ten

    She made a few talkies in the 30's and 40's and did some TV work
    in the 50's. For a short time she was married to leading man
    John Gilbert. Lived to be 91.

    You guys know who this is?

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  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Nope. Who is she?

    How about starting on movies that have 2 - word titles. Just thinking.

    King Kong

    Mystic Pizza

    Broken Arrow

    Davy Crockett

    Daniel Boone

    Gentle Ben

    Silk Stockings

    I have a question. Are we doing these from memory or looking them up? I'm trying to do them from memory but if it's okay to look them up, maybe we could say which ones we had help with?
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Ben Hur, High Noon, Born Free, Double Indemnity
    Rear Window, Penny Serenade, Gentle Ben, Sunset Boulevard.

    The Shootist, True Grit, King Kong, Easter Parade, Battle Cry.

    I use the internet to make sure I've got the title right. For
    example, Broadway Melody didn't fit because the full title
    turned out to be The Broadway Melody of 1940. I also
    checked Rear Window to see if it was one word or two.

    I thought the above pic was amazing because it looked so much
    like Liz, but was actually Lindsay Lohan in that TV movie
    from a couple years ago titled Dick and Liz.


    Oops. I accidentally aped GB's posting of King Kong. I'll have
    to try and lemur, I mean be more, careful in the future.
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  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I look up the spelling on a lot of these and to make sure the title is correct too.

    I think there will be a lot more two word titles than ones.

    I think Liz was probably the most beautiful movie star of our time.

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  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB, I read a biography of a director several years ago. Don't remember
    which one. Anyhoo he said he saw Liz when she and her mother were
    at the studio. Liz was about 12; wearing some sort of purple cape with
    a hood. He thought she was the most beautiful sight he'd ever seen.

    Mr Tibbs, Mr Roberts, Mr Skeffington, Mr Bean.
    Sergeant York, Family Plot, Old Yeller, Old Acquaintance.

    Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Dr Zhivago, Dr Kildare
    Friendly Persuasion, Wells Fargo, Iwo Jima, Little Women.

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  18. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Cool -- 2 word titles! :)

    I have a few to add:


    That's all for now!

    Hugs, Diane
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  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Star Wars
    Star Trek
    Cat Ballou
    Dr. No
    Pink Panther
    High Chaparall
    Blue Lagoon
    Oliver Twist
    Monster's Ball
    Mississippi Burning
    Bull Durham
    Auntie Mame
    Dream Girls
    Red October
    Holiday Inn
    Schindler's List
    Accidental Tourist
    Ugly American

    It might be a good idea to omit 'The' from the titles, that gives us more 2 word titles!
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  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids, Nice Lists.

    Anthony Adverse (Gale Sondergaard won the first Oscar for Best
    Supporting Actress in this film. Note the Double "A" in her name.
    A fellow Norskie; from Litchfield, Minnesota.

    Cass Timerlane; Kings Row; The Howling; The Graduate.
    Blue Moon; Blue Lagoon; Blue Skies; The Bluebird;

    Union Pacific; Summer Stock; Sand Pebbles; Ice Castles.
    Fatal Attraction; Treasure Island; Good News; Christmas Story.