Interactive Three Word Game!!! ^_^

I’ve played this game on several forums before and its always a great hit. For some reason, even on roleplay sites – where the aim is to write long, descriptive prose to take the story forward from your character’s POV – this is a great way to let off steam and tell a quick story with a bunch of other people.

The idea really is simple; each person writes three words at a time, careful to include punctuation (if its needed) and making sure that sentences and paragraphs make sense. The game is open to any and all who want to take part and usually keeps going until the story is written into a corner or people lose interest. It kinda looks a bit like this:

Person One
Once upon a time

Person Two
there was a

Person Three
little boy who

Person Two
loved to ride

Person Four
his big purple

Person One
Dragon. Its name

Person Two
was Mercival and

Person Three
it loved to

Person Five
eat pies with

Person Four
cheese and ham.

You get the idea, yeah?

It can be as silly or serious as you like, but its always interesting to see what folk can come up with in just three words.

Well… I’d like to see how well the idea works on a blog and since you fine folk are not shy about leaving me comments (yey, love you all; massive squeezes! I LOVE reading comments from you all ^_^), then there’s no reason why we can’t play together.

So… here are the rules:

  1. Write only three words at a time
  2. Include punctuation where its needed
  3. Try to leave at least one comment between your last and your next three words
  4. Occasionally read the ‘recap’ so you know where we are
  5. Ensure that your three words make sense when put with the previous ones

The block of text below will contain the whole story, and I’ll update it every couple of days, for easy reference. And of course, it contains the start four words. In the name of tradition; the start sentences are going to be the old staple:

Once upon a time, a mysterious, old forest grew around a stone circle. It was filled with tiny fairies and smelly trolls. The fairies were green-toothed and vengeant, making sport of…

Yes, I realise that’s four words, but sue me; you have to start these things in the proper manner!

^_^ So… let’s see what you guys have got. 🙂

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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14 Responses to Interactive Three Word Game!!! ^_^

  1. 4amWriter says:

    a mysterious, old


  2. Em says:

    forest grew around


  3. Garak says:

    a stone circle.


  4. It was filled
    (think I’ll play with you; I forgot how much fun this is ^_^)


  5. Writerlious says:

    with tiny faeries


  6. and smelly trolls.
    (oops I accidentally hit reply on the wrong spot)


  7. Garak says:

    The faeries were


  8. Writerlious says:

    green-toothed and vengeant


  9. , making sport of


  10. Garak says:

    hitting the trolls


  11. Sally Edmans says:

    who always thought


  12. Sally Edmans says:

    (There really should be another option to receive follow-up comments if you manage to do a fail and post your comment without ticking the box below.)


    • I’ve often thought that myself and I’ve looked for it, but no WP blog seems to have it. Not that I can find anyway. A shame, because sometimes it is easy to miss the ‘follow up comments’ box. …I did to start with.


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