Here’s a new game for word association gamers: The missing link game.
Associate a word with the target word – then post a word associated with your first word. The mental sequence is: target, missing link, post. For example:
Missing Link: Company
For added fun, the next poster should also offer a guess at what the missing link word might have been. Thus:
Poster A, associating from the target word “baseball”, thinks “bat”. S/he then thinks “belfry” and posts that.
Poster B thinks “belfy - church - pew” and posts “pew”, and guesses that the missing link was “bat”.
** Poster A ** (associating from “winter”, thinks “summer”)
New word: squash
** Poster B ** (thinks “pumpkin”)
Squash - pie
Missing link: summer?
** Poster C ** (thinks “cake”)
Pie - frosting
Missing link: pumpkin?
** Poster D ** (thinks “chocolate”)
Frosting - candy
Missing link: cake?
As Sternvogel has suggested:
So… shall we give it a try? I’ll offer a starter word: