Welcome to Word Shift!
This game is a little more intellectual than some of the others. Word Shift is simple: starting with one word, players can do one of a series of actions to that word. The next player does another action, and the chain continues. The allowed actions are:
- Adding any one letter to the word (in any spot)
- Removing any one letter of the word (in any spot)
- Changing one letter to another
- Moving one letter of the word
- Word Shift (scramble the word)
To perform a word shift, the letters of the word are scrambled. For example, if the word was "pots" and you wanted to do a Word Shift, the new word could be "tops." You can see another example of this in the example game spoiler below
However, the new word must be a word in English, and you can not undo a change immediately (for example, if one player adds a letter, you can not, as the next poster, remove that letter). Additionally, there is no double posting.
An example round can be seen below in the spoiler.
|Start of Game||Starting Word||Mart|
|1||Remove a letter||Mar|
|2||Add a letter||Mare|
|3||Change a letter||Hare|
|4||Remove one letter||Are|
|5||Change a letter||Ore|
|6||Add a letter combination||Store|
|7||Remove a letter||Sore|
If, at any point, the word becomes "stuck" and there is no other way to change it to be a new word other than undoing the previous poster's action, then a new word can be given if at least three posters agree that it is stuck (this is in place to prevent people becoming uncreative and just starting a new word every time).
So, to start this new game, the word will be: SHIFT