What it is: An easy talking game for anywhere from two to lots of players, perfect for car trips, bus rides, or walks.

Best for: 2 players or however many more you want.

What you need: Just people to talk.

How to play: It’s a pretty simple game. First, players pick a category—let’s say food. One player starts by naming any food, say, a strawberry.

The next player has to name a food that starts with the last letter of the previously named food: so, in this case, Y. Yam, for example, would be a good choice.

Then the next player has to name a food that starts with M. And that’s the game! Keep naming food until you can’t name any more. Then choose a new category and go again!

Variations: You can have players go in order, and the first player to not think of a word (at all or within a certain time limit) or say a repeat word is out. Play until you have one winner. Or, if you’re looking for a less restrictive game, don’t set a playing order and have players call out words whenever they have a good one. Play until no one can think of another word. If you’re competitive, you could even keep points—whoever has called out the most words by the end wins. Can you think of any other ways to play?

Printables: Here’s the list of categories if you need help brainstorming some!



  1. This is one my favorite game which we often play with the entire family on weekends or during our free time. The best part of this game is, anyone can join this game at any point & enjoy the simplicity of the game. We can use lots of variations to make this game beneficial for kids in learning about new places or words or capitals of different countries. Thanks for making me remember my old school memories which we had with this game.

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