Object of the game:
The object of Dictionary is to learn new words and to trick people. You need at least 4 people to play, but the more people that play the better!
Small note sized pieces of paper (like Post It Notes)
How to Play:
Decide who will go first. This person is the Reader for this round of the game.
One person will need to keep track of the points for each player.
The Reader opens the dictionary to a random page. They have one minute to pick a word from that page. (The most unusual words are the best!) The Reader reads the word out loud, then spells it – but they do not tell what the word means.
Everyone secretly writes down what they think the definition of the word is. The more the word sounds like a dictionary definition, the better chance you have to fool everyone! The Reader writes down the real meaning of the word on his or her own piece of paper. It’s important to write neatly so the Reader can read what you wrote!
Everyone gives their made up definitions to the Reader, who mixes them up and reads them, including the real meaning of the word. Everyone (except the Reader) votes for his or her choice of the real meaning of the word.
The Reader then tells what the real definition of the word is, and points are given out as follows:
Each player who chooses the correct meaning of the word gets 2 points.
Each player gets a point for every vote of his or her made up definition.
If no one votes for the real definition, the Reader gets 2 points.
The Reader then gives the dictionary to the next player, and the next round starts. You can play to 10 points, 20 points, or whatever – just say before you start!