Initial It

Initial It is a fun game for the whole family to enjoy while traveling in the car. The aim is to make a person's name from a set of initials.

Age: Adults and older children

No. of players: 2 or more

Equipment: None

Time: 5 minutes+

Aim: To make a person's name from given initials.

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The whole family can join in this enjoyable traveling game, as each player seeks to make up the name of an imaginary person based on the letters of car registration plates.

1. Take the initals on the registration plate of the vehicle in front of you or of an oncoming car. Use all the letters in order but ignore any numbers.

2. Each player makes up a person's name using the initials in order. For example:

    APN-528 could become "Adam Paul Nottingham" or "Alice Patricia Newton"
    BA-25-HD could become "Brian Andrew Harold Donaldson" or "Bernice Andrea Hetty Druce"
    TOT-828M could become "Tracey Olivia Theresa Matthews" or "Tony Oscar Titus Macchi"

3. There are no winners or losers in this game, although you may choose to give the player who makes the most original name a special treat.

Variation: Players must look for registration plates that make the name of someone they know. The name could be that of a friend, family member or even someone famous (current or historical), as long as they are real people.

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