Wikipedia:Department of Fun/Word Association


The Department of Fun is dedicated to providing the community of Wikipedians, both young and old editors, with things to make them stay at Wikipedia, indirectly improving the encyclopedia. Below, you can find a fun and simple game to play.

Please, if you have ideas for activities or competitions, do not hesitate to post them to the discussion page or join the Department of Fun. And above all, enjoy yourself!


This is a fun and simple game. It was originally a Sandbox subpage and is part of the Department of Fun nowadays — feel free to join in! Why not? It's a good place to practice making links to articles and find interesting pages to edit on Wikipedia.

How to playEdit

Simply, the game involves adding a single word to the list that is related to the previous one. Edit the main game or branch section, add a word, enclose it in brackets, update the word count, and save the page.

An exampleEdit

By way of example, a game might start off with: cat. Then, the next person might add cat, dog. And after a few more rounds, we might get cat, dog, pet, animal, forest, tree, house, boat, ...

Repeated wordsEdit

Avoid repeating words, and keep the links tasteful! Please use only blue links when associating. Piped links are acceptable in certain circumstances, such as when a word may have many ambiguities, like [[Queen (band)|Queen]]. Clearly, as the game develops, one gets a pretty long list! If you're stuck for ideas, link to the last word in the list and add the first link that appears on that page as the next link. Thus "Sebastian Junger" would be followed by "The Perfect Storm (book)", and "Latin" by "Classical language".

In the spirit of the game, please type only one word consecutively. Then another person can respond to your word, and the game continues!


Players can only play one associated word at a time. If the current word is chair, the next player can only add musical chairs, not musical chairs and party games as well.

In game, as usual, it is a must to update the word count each time you add a word. The official limit for the main game is 555 words. Please note that this word limit for this game must not be raised or lowered.

Every 100th word may be made into a new branch. However, there cannot be any sub-branches and therefore the total number of branches possible in this game are 5. Branches may contain up to 100 words maximum and 35 minimum.

Please also add <!--(number)th word--> every ten words to show it is the next tenth word e.g. <!--20th word-->, <!--30th word--> etc.

For Game #31, in which the starting word was Melaleuca amydra and the ending word was Sleep, with branches Nottingham (went to Lithium), Homosexuality (went to Mexico City), It's a Trap! (went to Macintosh), Ice Cube (went to European Convention on Human Rights), and Diaspora (went to William Shakespeare), see this link.

This is Game #32. The starting word, Battle of Borghetto, was selected by Special:Random.

Main gameEdit

#32: "Battle of Borghetto" (main branch)Edit

Battle of Borghetto, Battle of the Baggage, Battle of the Brides, Bridezilla, Tekzilla, Zilla, Mozilla, Mozzarella sticks, Mazzatello, Death, The Death of Stalin, Joseph Stalin, John Steele, Iron, Iron Man, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Plate armor, Cuirass, Cutlass, Scimitar, Scimitar propeller, Airplane, Airplane!, Comedy, Postmodernism, Modernism, Right angles, Right triangle, Triangle inequality, Triangle, Square, Cube, Cuboid, Spheroid, Ball (mathematics), Ball lightning, Raiden (Mortal Kombat), Mortal Kombat, Fatal illness, Rabies, My Lunch, Organ transplantation, Open heart surgery, Welcome to Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart, Jesus, Jesus, Take the Wheel, Shut Up and Drive, Shut Up and Dance, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Thriller, Thriller (genre), Suspense, Psychological horror, The Shining, Shining Path, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rayquaza, Pokemon Go, Looking for Mr. Goodbart, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Foobar, CATOBAR, Category, Poverty of the stimulus, Generative grammar, The General, George S. Patton, Paddington, Rotten Tomatoes, Red Nose Day, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Reindeer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton, Beetlejuice (musical), Betelgeuse, Orion (constellation), Celestial equator, Celestial sphere, Celestial body, Black hole, Spacetime, Outer space, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Halloween, Samhain, Saturnalia, Saturn, Jupiter, 2001: A Space Odyssey, List of films considered the best, List of video games considered the best, Hotline Miami, Marlins Man, Marlin, Sport fishing, Sport Fishing 2, Sega Bass Fishing, Sega Marine Fishing, Sega Rally Championship, World Rally Championship, Lancia Delta, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Germany, Otto von Bismarck, Adolph Hitler, Leni Riefenstahl, Germany, Berlin, Brandenburg, Pittsburgh, Steak, Cow, Pig, Spiderpig, Cleveland Spiders, Landspeeder, Speed, Need for Speed, Drug addiction, Cocaine, Eric Clapton, Derek and the Dominos, "Layla", 1970s in music, "Your Song", Sir Elton John, "Candle in the Wind", "Sixteen Candles", 16, 16 and Pregnant, Mom_at_Sixteen, Teenage pregnancy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pizza, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burrito, Donkey, Mule, Moscow, "Stranger in Moscow", "Englishman in New York", The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain, Non-Euclidean geometry, Liminal space, Crossroads (folklore), Robert Johnson, Bluegrass (grass), Bluegrass music, Country music, Kenny Rogers, Kenny G, Kenny Golladay, Kenny McCormick, McCormick-Deering W series tractors, Tractor, Farm, Chicken Run, Why did the chicken cross the road?, Someone told them it was an egg-cellent idea!, Joker, Crazy Quilt, Yarn, Kitten, Puppy, Dog, The dog ate my homework, Santa's Little Helper, Christmas elf, Minion, Croneyism, Nepotism, -ism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Social, Ice cream, 99 Flake, 1999, Prince, Little Miss Princess, Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Frederick V of the Palatinate, Queen Elizabeth, Queen, King, King of Spades, Red Queen (novel), Red Queen (anti-aircraft gun), The Hunt for Red October, October, Peat Cutting Day, Falkland Islands, Patagonian Shelf, Patagonian Sheepdog, Sheep, Dolly, Polly and Molly, Pollyanna, Green Day, Green, Yellow, "Yellow Submarine", Revolver, Revolving door, Door, Hinge, Lego, Legoland, Legolas, Beowulf and Middle-earth, Middle-earth, Middle Earth Club, UFO Club, Project U.F.O., Project Magnet (UFO), Shirleys Bay, Shirley Feeney, Anne Feeney,

Word count is 227/555 as of word: Anne Feeney.

Branch 1: Marlin (closed)Edit

Marlin, Swordfish, Swordfish Long Range Tracking Radar, Sniper rifle, Vasily Zaitsev, Valley, Valley, Anglesey, North Wales, Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia, Word Association, Hangman (game), Clothes hanger, Closet, Clothes, Nudism, Freikörperkultur, Beach, Miami Beach, Tamiami, Tamagotchi, Digital Pet, Nintendogs, Pokémon, Game Freak, Freakazoid, Trapezoid, Rhombus, Quadrilateral, Square, Tesseract, Infinity Stones (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Dragon Balls, N-ball, Spherical cow, Cosmic Cow, "Cosmic Girl", Magical girl, Witch, Sorcery, Wizard, Merlin, King Arthur, Fate/Stay Night, The Seven Deadly Sins (season 1), Gluttony, Homer Simpson, Ned Flanders, Flanders, Flemish language, Dutch language, The Flying Dutchman, The Frying Dutchman, Fried fish, Fishsticks (South Park), Crash Twinsanity, Doo-wop, Motown, The Supremes, Diana Ross, Live and Let Die, Voodoo, "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana (band), Kurt Cobain, Kurt Busch, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Bush (plant), Tree, Pine, Pinesol, Plimsoll, Pliers, Scissors, Blade, Blade (comics), Starfox (comics), Star Fox, Star Fox 64, Super Mario 64, Luigi's Mansion, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Luigi's Mansion 3, Spooky Scary Skeletons, Skeleton (undead), Halloween, Pumpkin, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident, Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Clue, Professor Plum, "(The System of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether", Tarring and feathering, Whitecapping, White-capped albatross, Mollymawk.

Word count is 100/100 as of word: Mollymawk.

Branch 2: Peat Cutting DayEdit

Peat Cutting Day, Knife, Fork, Forky, Porky Pig, Looney Tunes, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Coyote, Canis, Patagonian Sheepdog, Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region, Punta Arenas, Gabriel Boric, 2021 Chilean general election, Chile, South America, North America, Eurasia, Eastern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, Totum pro parte, Latin language, Latin America, Mestizo, Casta, Caste, Orthopedic cast, Spell casting, Wicca, Wiccan, Charmed, Charm quark, Quark (Star Trek), Moogie, Fiction, Non-fiction, UFO conspiracy theory, Area 51, New Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, List of Port Moresby suburbs, Six Mile, Papua New Guinea, Five Mile Point Light, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Container City,

Word count is 46/100 as of word: Container City.


Here is where you can place your name and become a common player.

Active playersEdit

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Total: 115.

Rarely Observing PlayersEdit

Da Vynci, PointyOintment, IHudson, Silly, Bob the ducq, RKplayer2004, Zoophilia, Quate, EinsteiNewton Alexanderpas (talk) Dixonsej (talk) John Wormell Samurai 004, Addict 2006 (Don't take my name seriously), @kshay, (talk) User:Smudger94, BarbieJay, OlEnglish, Kerdek (Tell me if I screw up), jbrowning30 User:Andythepiano (First timer yay), 2KT, XercesBlue: Wikibaby. 7&6=thirteen User: ElleZinsser 2Awwsome Sudo edit this page (talk), Auric, srini, Bluebird202, Pigeonqueen98 Has a Username (talk) 01:51, 21 December 2019 (UTC) Ready for word action! Ghinga7 (talk) 18:25, 19 February 2020 (UTC) Sky6t Hans T.M / Hans5958 Talk | Guestbook 12:17, 28 August 2016 (UTC) Opalzukor and User:Q288 Total: 37