The first ANAGRAM challenge!

Can you beat OG at its own game, Anagram, the ingenious game of juggling words?

In the game pictured below, the letter P has just been revealed.

What is the highest scoring word you can make? Use some or all of the words already on the board, together with any (or none) of the letters face up in the centre.

Just remember: The rules of Anagram dictate that you must use all of the letters of any word you poach from another player, and the word you make must be entirely different to those already on the board e.g. you can’t just change the tense or pluralise an existing word. (e.g. adding an ‘s’ or ‘ed’)

We’ll reveal the word we have managed to make (scoring 39 points) in a few days, do you think you can match or beat us? Let us know your word in the comments below or by tweeting us using the #OGLfun.Fun & Games Q #1

12 thoughts on “The first ANAGRAM challenge!

  1. Michele says:


    A person who is obsessed with stop lights!

    Friend of Sue!

  2. Leslie Scott says:

    SIDEWRENCH? Excellent, yes, but I’m pretty sure it should be two words….Side Wrench…no? But maybe we can start a trend for using it as one word ‘Hand me the sidewrench, please’ or ‘ouch, that sidewrench hurt!’
    a bit too much of a ‘homealone’ word for me!

  3. Pru says:

    CIPHERS and ITCHERS (slang for narcotic painkillers)
    And Nicholas, an Oxford graduate no less, was playing this game but 2 weeks ago at our house, using the correct rules, so he should know that stomachier cannot possibly be allowed!
    Pru, friend of Nick

  4. Sue Macpherson says:

    How about SIDEWRENCH

    a very useful tool for those awkward, hard-to-reach nuts…
    or an ache in your hip after bending over too quickly.

  5. Leslie Scott says:

    mmmm agree that stomachier should be a word, but I’m not totally convinced that is. Regardless, lots and lots of points for effort!
    PS If stomachier is a word, would the biggest bellied person around be the stomachiest?

  6. Nicholas says:

    Sorry about my misunderstanding of the rules (clearly Pru has misled me badly…….so how about stomachier then………..I’m sure it is a word – someone who has a biggger tummy than someone else??

  7. Leslie Scott says:

    PITCHERS & CHIRPEST both frightfully good.
    The best I can do at the moment is a rather humble MOAT from ATOM.
    Will soldier on….

  8. Sue Macpherson says:

    I have come up with “PITCHERS” but I want time to think again.


  9. Nicholas says:

    Phantasmagoric looks good to me but I’m not sure how many points that makes?? Too late this evening and too sober to be more creative

    Kind regards NICK MASSEY (friend of Pru’s)

    1. Oxford Games says:

      You, Sir, did not read the rules! You have to use all the letters in a word that you have stolen, still Phantasmagoric very impressive word even though it has to be disqualified. (As you have used just the ‘N’ from wend.)

  10. Tona says:

    CHIRPEST – as in: “How chirpest thou so sweetly, oh little bird of mine.” Clearly a quote from one of the lesser known sonnets.

  11. Leslie Scott says:

    I co-invented this game, but I can’t make a long enough word to match or beat OG! At least, not yet. still trying….

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