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Are you in the mood for a game? Word games, to be precise. Then, you’ve come to the right place 🙂

So, as you all may know, it is summer here and the kid has her vacation going on. Those who follow the blog will also know about my Something New, Something Fun  post, which talked about activities to keep kids happy all summer long 🙂

Well, today, Gy came up with an interesting game which we played for over two hours. Goodness, where did the time go!?

You’ve all heard of anagrams or jumbled letters. It’s pretty easy, right? You just get a word, change the letters around and then guess what the original word is. 

Like this one:

Oh, that was an easy one, right?

How about this one?

I bet that took you about 5 seconds, eh? 😉

All right, just to change things up (pun intended) try your hand at the new one below:

Did you get it yet? What’s it been? 15 minutes now? Chances are you didn’t get it at all. And you know why? It’s got a wild letter in the mix.

WHAT! That’s not fair. Ah, but that was the game we played today. She took a word and jumbled up the letters and added one extra letter which doesn’t belong. Talk about pressure!

First, you have to find the rogue letter and eliminate it. Then, you unscramble the mix. Pretty cool, huh? If you manage to do that, you get full marks. If not, you ask for the rogue letter to be removed and then get only half marks for unscrambling.

So, I didn’t get the rogue letter and I had to ask her to remove the letter. Would you like to know the rogue letter? Or try your hand at it first?

I am waiting to see the comments on this one! Make sure you unscramble all three words above!

Happy anagram time, everyone 🙂

Footnote: This was actually a totally, spur-of-the-moment post for J! 

I had already written one for the day , J is for Joking 🙂

Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge

J is for Jumble

Also linking this to the Ultimate Blog Challenge for April


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Srilakshmi Indrasenan · April 11, 2014 at 7:53 am

Blast – if rogue letter is removed, remove B its last or salt.

Wreck – if K is rogue then its crew.

3rd one – i ll take some time I guess 🙁

Rajlakshmi · April 11, 2014 at 10:32 am

The last one is really tricky,.. I am still thinking… Wonderful post.

Corinne Rodrigues · April 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

She's in a fiery mood – blasting and wrecking and then putting obstacles! 😉

Shailaja V · April 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Did you get it yet? 🙂

Shailaja V · April 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Thanks Rajlakshmi!

Shailaja V · April 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Corinne, I bow to your greatness 😀

debi o'neille · April 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Fifteen minutes? Uh, I'm not that quick. Got the first two, though. 🙂

Swathi Shenoy · April 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

i really hadnt got it till i read corinne's comment! such a sharp wit ur daughter has!!
a-z participant 🙂

Sreeja Praveen · April 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Given Gy's joking veins, she must have thought of 'nobstacle' 😀 ; I blasted my wits and wrecked my brains, and still there was no obtsacle in sight….. 😀 Thanks, Corinne 😀

tulika singh · April 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Wow… Such fun this sounds. Great game for long summer afternoons.

Richa Singh · April 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Blast Crew and obstacles. Now the crew went blasting away all the obstacles!


Aditi · April 11, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I love this game!! N also how intelligently you made it into an A-Z post! 😉

cynk · April 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Such fun!

Kathy Combs · April 12, 2014 at 3:26 am

Oh this is fun! ♥

vishal bheeroo · April 12, 2014 at 10:47 am

It sounds like some fun game that rack the grey cells. Cheerz · April 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

That's a fun game! Also supposed to be a good brain exercise.
A bit later, you could introduce Gy to Scrabble and crosswords.

Carol Graham · April 12, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Loved it — but took about 10 minutes on the last one — smarty!

Carol @ Battered Hope

Rama Ramaswamy · April 24, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Wow! Nice post. I misunderstood. You had written added an extra letter in the last one and actually it was replaced. I have a 4 year old, but I am earmarking this game for later 🙂

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