Everyone at the party gets paper and a pen. One person takes on the role of The Word Chooser. They look through the dictionary for an obscure word they think that no one will know the definition of, and announce it to the room.
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All the other players write down what they think is the definition of the word. It can be an educated guess, something silly, or a red herring type answer. The players give their written definitions to The Word Chooser who then reads them out loud to the group in no particular order, including the real definition.
Every player then picks which definition they think is the correct one. Each player who gets the right answer is awarded one point. Each player whose fake answer is chosen is also awarded one point.
The next person becomes The Word Chooser and the next round starts. And, you can play as many rounds as you want. Since The Word Chooser doesn’t earn any points, the game normally continues until everyone has had a turn at the role.
The person with the most points wins. This is one of those classic engagement party games that puts everyone at ease because no one is expecting anyone to know the real answer.