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English version of the Japanese game Shiritori. Play single-player or multiplayer.

Shiritori (しりとり) is a popular Japanese word game for two players. Players take turns to say a word that begins with the last letter of the previous word. For example “apple” ⇒ “elephant” ⇒ “tradition”. In this version, the game is made more challenging by awarding more points for answering quickly and for using long words. You can play single player against the A.I or play multiplayer against a friend.

How to Play:

This is an English version of the Japanese game Shiritori.

First, player one is given a random letter and must pick a word beginning with that letter.

Then players take turns with the last letter of each word becoming the start of the next word.

Additionally, words must

  • Be in the dictionary (no proper nouns)
  • Have at least 4 letters
  • Have not been used before

Players score more for longer words and for answering quickly.

  • Length bonus: Number of letters minus 4
  • Speed bonus: Number of seconds remaining
  • The first player to get their score down to zero is the winner

Play Shiritori Online Game. One of many Educational Games to play online on your web browser for free at KBH Games. Tagged as Educational Games, Word Games. Upvoted by 12 players. Other games you might like are English Shiritori and Bela Kovacs and The Trail of Blood. No download or installation needed to play this free game. Hope this game brings a little joy into your daily life.