Acrostics is a paper-pencil game for two or more players.
Origin of the word is the combination of Ancient Greek words ἄκρος "highest, topmost" and στίχος "verse". Hence the highest verse made of the first letters of the verse.
According to Wikipedia, it was commonly used in medieval literature and
Renaissance, among others, to highlight the name of the poet, to make a prayer to a saint, or simply to hide a message.
In the game things work completely differently though. And what you will get in the end is a group of words forming the same acrositc downwards with initials and upwards with last letters,
and a lot of fun in between.
The first player chooses a word of at least five letters which each player writes in a column down the left-hand side of their paper. They then write the same word in reverse down the
right-hand side of the paper.
Players have to fill in words which start and end with the resulting letters.
The winner is either the player who fills in all the spaces first or the player who has the most (or longest) words within a set time (say three minutes).
Chas suggests English as the word. He fills in the words as shown above, later adding the scores for each letter used.