The idea of this game is to try how many sentences can be spoken without containing a certain letter which has been agreed upon. Supposing, for instance, the letter “f” is not to be introduced; the first player might ask: “Is this a new game to you?” The second player could answer: “Oh, no! I played it years ago when quite a youngster.”
He would perhaps turn to the third player, and ask: “You remember it, do you not?” The third player might answer: “Yes; but we used to play it differently.” This player, having used a word with an “f” in it, must pay a forfeit and remain out.
The answers must be given at once, without hesitation, and the player who avoids for the greatest length of time using a word containing the forbidden letter wins the game.