|January 4th, 2015
pool: e q a v pool: q v gravel -> grave tweets sweet charm chasm realThe game moved much slower than typical games, with long pauses while people struggled to keep long chains in their heads. I'm not sure I've ever played a game where I felt my working memory was so much the limiting factor. For future play I might add a rule that you couldn't reuse words. Otherwise there's a lot of 'grave' ↔ 'gravel' and 'quit' ↔ 'quite' as people need to find/lose specific letters.
(If professionals were playing this game, each time a new letter came out most of the words would change hands. We weren't that good.)