Mumbles … Categories

What category would you pick if asked to come up with a category in like 5 seconds.  Back in my youth there was a game we would play called Categories.  It was a game where you would go in a circle snap your fingers two times and begin…

Snap, snap

“Categories” (said during two more snaps)

Snap, snap

(snap) “Dog breeds” (snap)

Snap, snap

(snap) “Go” (snap)

Then you would continue in the circle of people taking turns coming up with dog breeds or whatever the category was.  You always had to be ready with a new answer in just two snaps.  If you were deep in a category and running short on things to say, just say categories again and pick a new category.  It doesn’t sound too bad, but just two snaps is a very short amount of time if someone just said what you were going to say.

It was a fun game, frustrating at times, but it would almost always end in giggles as we stumbled over words trying to say something before the snaps were over.  The memories a single word can trigger are sometimes surprising. Did you have any games from your youth that you remember fondly?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – category

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