So, you want to know the secret to green glass doors? (Read how to play here.) You’re really really sure you want to know? Because you’re cheating yourself out of the fun if you do…
You’re still here?
OK, fine. Here it is: any word that is spelled with a double letter can go through the green glass doors, but any word that isn’t spelled with a double letter can’t (get the title of the game now?).
So, some things that could go through the green glass doors:
- grass, but not flowers
- a happy person, but not a sad person
- mushrooms, but not a fungus
- feet, but not toes
- overalls, but not blue jeans
- apples, but not bananas
Get the idea? It often takes so long for people to figure out because they focus on the relationship of the things named in the sentence rather than the spelling, which is why it’s fun for the players who know the secret to say phrases like the ones below, with objects that are related to each other in different ways:
- a rabbit, but not a hare (two similar objects)
- the moon, but not the sun (two opposites)
- glass, but not a window (something that’s part of something else)
- a hammer, but not a nail (two related objects)
- pepper, but not salt (two things that make a pair)
- a pineapple, but not an orange (two things from the same category)
- a poodle, but not a dog (but a poodle IS a dog!)
“Hints” like these are sure to confuse players even more and prolong the oh-so-entertaining game. So now that you know the secret, use it wisely and have fun!