WORD GAMES FOR PLAY AND POWER by Joseph T. Shipley

WORD GAMES FOR PLAY AND POWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If you think you are an adept at words, if you grew up playing charades, (and graduated a few years back to The Game), if you had spelling bees in school, and played ghosts and categories and alphabet games and roadside cribbage, if you liked writing jingles and completing limericks, playing anagrams and hangman, and proverbs, and doing crossword puzzles- then this book is for you. For on the foundations of the games with words and letters of the past- and the intelligence tests of the college boards today-Joseph T. Shipley has built a pyramid of variations, some simple, most of them vastly more complicated than a quick reading can cope with it. Games for two or more- or even games to play with yourself. And they should all add to your word power.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall