Fri 17 Nov
Lewis Carroll not only wrote the story that inspired our Christmas show Alice In Winterland but he was a renowned mathematician and inventor of the Word Ladder game, or Doublet.
The player is given a start word and an end word. They must change the start word, one letter at a time, to create a new word at each step, until they reach the end word.
For example one way of getting from COLD to WARM in four steps may be:
Can you complete these word ladders in the fewest steps possible?
SLEEP to DREAM
FLOUR to BREAD
LASS to MALE
RIVER to SHORE