Consonant Challenge

Consonant Challenge is a quick and easy word game which only takes a few minutes to play.

Age: Adults and older children

No. of players: 2 or more

Equipment: None

Time: 2 minutes+

Aim: The aim is to be the fastest player to say the alphabet without vowels.

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1. Players take turns to say the alphabet, in order, but omitting the vowels. Each player is timed with a stopwatch or by using the second hand on a clock.

2. One person will need to act as judge to ensure they say all the consonants while skipping all the vowels. That is: B C D F G H J K L M N P Q R S T V W X Y Z.

3. A player who misses a consonant or includes a vowel (A E I O U) gains a five second penalty which is added to their time for each mistake. The player with the lowest score wins the game.

Variation: Instead of reciting the alphabet without vowels, players must recite the alphabet backwards. That is: Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A. All other rules are the same.

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