Enjoy a new word ladder puzzle as today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert DEAL into CARD in the fewest possible steps.

D E A L
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
C A R D

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

D E A L
D E A D
H E A D
H E R D
H A R D
C A R D

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing!