Tantrum corner - starting in the upper left corner
New rules for playing 'Upwords' with a 7 year old, who insists that he knows more than both his parent's graduate and post graduate degrees put together. Create a corner on the board just for him. You could call it 'The Tantrum Corner', just like we do. Allow 'tantruming 7 year old' to create all his words (that don't fit in with your words) just in that corner....the words that he insists fit in with all the other words that you have successfully created (that surprisingly happen to be totally WRONG in his eyes). Remaining non tantruming parties carry on playing according to the official rules until it is time to tally the scores. Tantruming 7 year old always wins the first round..... unless one has had a few wines and is in the mood for some melodramatic theatrical entertainment.
Ah yes, don't be fooled by the happy faces. It got messy.