Leeds Grandad Creates Word Game App
A 74-year-old grandad in Leeds invents a new word app called 'The Never Ending Game'.
06:38 07 November 2022
Graham Jaggers, a 74-year-old grandad, has created an app to play an old word game he used to play at school.
Obsessed with word games for decades, the grandad from Leeds called the new app "Donkey" and says that the objective was to make a word as long as possible by adding one letter at a time. If you got to the end of the word, you would lose.
Graham, who worked as a teacher for 40 years, said: "A lot of people, my own family included, think older people are hopeless with technology, so they weren’t expecting me to pull it off - but I reminded them I was one of the first people to own an Apple Mac in the 80s and that experience set me in good stead for today!
"I worked hard to prove people wrong and once I finished the app my young grandkids and my older friends were all playing it. My wife was behind me the whole way and in many ways became my coworker helping me build the game’s dictionary. It’s lovely to see the younger generation connecting with the same things I did when I was their age”.