Guess The Synonym
Quizmaster required: Yes
A quizmaster picks a word. For example, the word 'dark'. The contestant in play will then try to name as many synonyms as they can for that word within 20 seconds. Using Thesaurus.com the quizmaster will see how many synonyms were correctly guessed. But there's a little twist to proceedings - at Thesaurus.com the list of synonyms for each word is broken into 'primary' synonyms, the obvious more basic ones, and 'secondary' synonyms, the fancier more obscure ones. For every primary they get right they get one point, for every secondary they get right they get two points. There are two words for each player, the player with the most points at the end wins.
First appeared on BBC 5 Live, episode 103