Alphabet Game – Story Explaining The Rules
“Let’s play the Alphabet game. I just made it up”, said Billy, one day, “It’s like a board game but in your head”.
“Well, how do you play?”, asked Lilly, eager to try it.
“Start at the letter A. Now you have to think of a word beginning with A”, said Billy.
“Acorn”, said Lilly, “That begins with A”.
“Right. Now, Acorn has 5 letters, so move 5 places through the Alphabet. What letter have you come to now?”, asked Billy.
“E”, said Lilly.
“Right. Now you have to think of a word beginning with E”, said Billy.
“Egg”, said Lilly, “That begins with an E”.
“Right and Egg has three letters. So, go forward another three letters through the Alphabet”, said Billy.
“Okay. I see how you move through the game but how do you win?”, asked Lilly.
“The first person to reach Z wins. Oh, and because there aren’t many X words, I’ve made a special rule for X. If you reach the letter X then you have to go back to the beginning and start again”, said Billy.