You can increase your vocabulary by leaps and bounds with sequential word games. These games are very easy to play. As long as you are able to read and write, you can play one of these games. Games of this nature require that you build upon words that you and other players have created. Each game has specific directions related to what you can and cannot do when building a sequence of words. This is an excellent way for students to learn new vocabulary words or for adults to keep their brains sharp.
Playing sequential word games is not very hard at all. The premise behind these games is that the players are supposed to form words in a sequence. Depending on the game that is being played, there are a variety of methods of forming sequences. All these games require that the individuals have a sharp eye and really look for potential words in a creative way.
In some games the words are placed in all different directions. In other games the words are formed in traditional crossword puzzle fashion of vertical, horizontal and diagonal.
You can play these games individually on in pairs. In order to "win" these games you have to compose the most words and gain the most points. These types of games can be played at varying levels of difficulty, which make them perfect for everyone both young and old.
There are a number of very popular sequential word games that are played by many people all over the world. Here are two very popular examples of word games which utilize sequential play - Scrabble and Boggle.
One of the most popular word games of this sort is Scrabble. Scrabble is a board game where up to four players earn points by forming words on a crossword-like grid. The words can be formed either horizontally or vertically. Also, to avoid disputes about which words are valid, all words must appear in a regular dictionary or The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Scrabble is such a popular game that it was once a television game show.
Another game that is known for sequential word play is Boggle. Boggle consists of sixteen lettered dice contained in a small tray with a plastic lid. In order to play this game, you have to shake the dice in the covered tray. After shaking the tray, you remove the lid and begin to form words based on the positions of the dice.
With Boggle, you are allowed to form words in all directions as long as the dice are adjacent. All words formed must be at least three letters long. Each player gets three minutes to write down as many words as possible before the scoring begins.