May 21, 2010 3:48 PM   Subscribe

What are some non-English word games? I was playing Scrabble in Asia and wondered if there are similar games in languages that don't use the Latin alphabet.

I've seen International (including Arabic, diacritics and digraphs) Scrabble but I want to learn about different games.
posted by acidic to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Shiritori? Very popular among Japanese kids, and adults who want said kids to keep relatively quiet for a while.
posted by No-sword at 4:00 PM on May 21, 2010

There is a Korean version of this game as well.
posted by Busoni at 6:02 PM on May 21, 2010

Arabic Scrabble ["Skarâbil"] is pretty poor, actually: none of the words look right, since they're all done with stand-alone letters rather than connected ones. But I'll be watching this thread to see if any decent alternatives come up...
posted by lapsangsouchong at 7:28 PM on May 21, 2010

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