1. All words must contain the same number of letters as specified in the title of this game thread.
2. Each word must change no more than one letter from the previous word.
3. Letters may also be scrambled, and okay to change 1 letter only.
4. Please, no repeats on words which have already been posted.
5. If we absolutely get stuck, then the next person can re-submit a new word to keep the game going.
I'll begin with the first word: