Source: Games for Everybody
Two children may derive a great deal of amusement from this simple
pastime. At the top of a piece of paper write all the letters of the
alphabet. Underneath, the child who has thought of a word or short
sentence puts a dash down for every letter contained in the word
Suppose the words thought of were "Gamebook," it would be written
The other player asks if the word contains "a," and the other puts it
in its proper place, crossing the letter off of the alphabet above.
The other guesses different letters at random, every right one being
put in its place, while for every wrong one a line is drawn to help
construct a gallows for the "hang-man." If there are many wrong
guesses, the "hang-man" may be completed and then the word is told the
other player. The players take turns in giving out and guessing the
The gallows is made thus for every wrong guess:
[Illustration: The gallows and hang-man is drawn progressively, one
line at a time.]
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