5-letter game

This is similar to Dolores Reborn’s game but with two important differences:

  1. Obviously, both words must be five letters long,
  2. Unfortunately, due to the increased difficulty, you must first go through your proposed chain yourself to make sure is is possible. Since there are many more four-letter words than five-letter words that are very similar, this wasn’t reallly necessary in Dolores’ thread.

Example:
HANGS>NOOSE

HANGS
bangs
banks
bonks
books
boots
boats
goats
goaty
gouty
louty
lousy
mousy
mouse
moose
NOOSE

EATEN>LASER

Eaten->laser
Eater
Later
Laser

Panel->lamps

Panel->lamps

PANEL
panes
lanes
lames
LAMPS

The only reason these are so easy is we’re thinking of them on the spot. Here’s a harder one: CELLO>VIOLA

Cello
Cells
Bells
Bills
Vills
Villa
Viola

How about BEARD --> TRIMS?

beard
heard
hears
tears
teams
trams
trims

chess—>board

BEARD
Bears
Tears
Teams
Trams
TRIMS

CARDS --> POKER (it’s an easy one)

Wow, I wasn’t even close. The one time I don’t preview…

chess
cress
crass
brass
brats
beats
bears
beard
board
WHITE —> BLACK

WHITE
write
wrote
crote
crone
clone
cline (second entry)
clink
click
clock
block
BLACK

DRUID --> WOODS

CARDS --> POKER

CARDS
cares
pares
pores
pokes
POKER

SNAKE>SPICY

SNAKE
spake
spike
spice
SPICY
(Notice how the letters change in order? Beat that! :stuck_out_tongue: )

I’ll let Agent Foxtrot’s stand:

DRUID --> WOODS

DRUID
droid (it’s not just for Star Wars - droid (scroll to middle of page)
droit
dropt
drops
crops
coops
hoops
hoods
WOODS

and I’ll leave it open to anyone to post the next puzzle.

Okay, let’s cover two of the seven deadly sins by proceeding from GREED to SLOTH.

GREED
breed
bleed
blend
bland
gland
grand
grind
grins
grips
trips
traps
trays
prays
plays
ploys
plots
slots
SLOTH

Okay I’ll leave the puzzle open again.
NEXT time I’ll post a new puzzle too. (IF I find the solution that is).

Wow, a lot of time went by and there are still no new puzzles?
Well, I had the time to make a new one.
A noun can be a person, place or thing.
How about changing
PLACE----->THING ?

PLACE
plane
plant
slant
slang
sling
cling
clink
chink
think
THING

Ok, noy try Shiny to Black

that was “now” try SHINY to BLACK

SHINY to BLACK

SHINY
shine
spine
spice
slice
slick
slack
BLACK
Next: PAPER --> SHRED

paper
pacer
paced
faced
fared
fired
sired
shred

swank --> gross

Probably way longer than necessary, but:

swank
spank
spunk
stunk
slunk
slung
slang
clang
clans
class
glass
grass
gross
Here’s a short one:
cross -> words