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3 Word Story Game

Cosmin M.

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Three word story is a game in which a story is built by multiple people, who use three words each turn. It is a common favorite of forum gamers, since it is easy to explain and play in a linear, structured fashion. An example game goes as follows:

A man...

... walked into a...

... car and it...

... was very painful...

... but he jumped...

... back up and...

... dug a really...

... small cave that...

... had two red...

... cats coming out...

... from some smoke...

Punctuation is usually very uncommon in textual variants. The segmented nature of the story makes it easy to create seemingly-random plot twists that are only tangentially related to the last three words.

Variants on the game exist, usually created by changing the number of words or using sentences or paragraphs instead. More comic versions could use a certain number of letters or fractional words: "comp..."/"...ost".


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