Hours of fun with Lexicon Riddance!Lexicon is a fantastic game that has been around since the 1930s. It is a brilliant word game that will give hours of educational fun! There are three different ways of playing of Lexicon but my favourite is Lexicon Riddance, of which the object is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards.
How to play Lexicon Riddance:
- First of all, shuffle the pack and deal 7 cards to each player. The remaining cards in the pack should be placed face down next to the dealer. The top card of this pile is taken and placed face up to the left of the pile, and then take a second card and place it face up in the centre of the players.
- With the ultimate aim of building a word, the first player must deal two or more cards to the table, linked to the central card. The next player then must also play two cards, again all with the aim of building a word.
- If a player manages to form a whole word using any of the cards in their hand or from the table, the cards used are then gathered up and placed at the bottom of the draw pile. The face up cards that are used are then replaced with cards from the top of the drawer pile.
- If on their turn a player is unable to form a word, then they need to exchange one of their cards for either of the face up cards, of the top card of the draw pile.
- This continues until one player runs out of cards, thus making them the winner of that round!
- To score the game, the players add up the values of their remaining cards together and enter the totals for round one on the score pad.
- The first player to reach 100 has to retire from the game, and the others continue until only one player remains.... the winner!