Gameday First Play – Pass the Bomb

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Less Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick Booom!…

…More erm, erm, erm, erm $#*&!

This frantic game is a wonderful exercise in word-summoning. In it, players try to come up with a word that contains a certain sequence of letters before the ticking time-bomb in their hands explodes. The bomb is an electronic timer with a variable time allotment, and a player is only allowed to pass the bomb to the next person when he comes up with a word that contains the needed letters. While creative spelling of the words in question can be frowned upon, it’s up to the guy next to you to determine your fate.

That’s it!

Pass the Bomb Cards


Before each round you roll a die that has 3 different sides.

Tick – letters may not be used at the start of the word
Tick-Tack – letters may be used anywhere in the word
Bomb – letters may not be used at the end of the word

When the timer starts, you generally think of 3-4 words very quickly only for each player in turn to use them up. Usually the person right before you!

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