Name Place Animal Thing.
What it is:
It is played on paper by making four columns (one of each: name, place, animal, thing) by two or more players.
- Players have to select an alphabet by any way they wish.
- A letter may be repeated or ignored after using it one time.
- A name, place, animal and a thing should be written starting from the selected alphabet, hiding their papers. If one player finishes, he/she will commence counting backwards from 10.
- The other players should finish by the time the person counting reaches 0.
- The players share what they had written.
- The total marks in each round is 40 (10 for each column). If two words are similar of any two or more players, then they each get a 5. The columns which are left blank (Because of unknown name, place etc.) get a 0.
- This can be continued till the players are bored or exhausted or after twenty-four rounds.
How the Kids of I and II standard in my school bus play:
- Two or more players are needed in each team so that they can work together.
- If any name, place, animal or thing is unknown to the players, they have the liberty to make up their own, since it is “funner”. Rule-related question: Do ice-fish exist? Or ice-leopard? Or maybe Garden (girl’s name. Pronunciation: Gaa-din)?
- A team can manipulate the counting (speaking it fast) to suit their own needs.
- Other teams may keep on writing even when the count had reached -10 by shouting at the team which had finished.
- The game is continued till I remain in the bus.
Last Word: Kids these days. Shunning traditional values and customs. *tsk* tsk*