This is an entry in the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet.

Separate the words into four categories of four words each. Then take a chance at my favorite board game.

\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|No, it's not one of the CategoRies. That wouLd be too easy.} \hline \mathrm{Age}&\mathrm{Fast}&\mathrm{Country}&\mathrm{Through}\\ \hline \mathrm{Iron}&\mathrm{Fresh}&\mathrm{Reason}&\mathrm{Hat}\\ \hline \mathrm{Dance}&\mathrm{Ship}&\mathrm{Hole}&\mathrm{Pride}\\ \hline \mathrm{Wheelbarrow}&\mathrm{Nickel}&\mathrm{Mailbox}&\mathrm{Touch}\\ \hline \end{array}

  • $\begingroup$ any hints @Riley? thanks! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Mar 16 '19 at 3:40
  • $\begingroup$ this is still unsolved... maybe a hint is needed? thanks! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jun 12 '19 at 8:13

Partial possible answer, maybe it will help others

Group 1:

Monopoly (your favorite board game?) pieces
hat, ship, wheelbarrow, iron

Group 2:

words that are still words with "break" in front of them
(break)age, (break)dance, (break)fast, (break)through

Group 3:

Things that have flags
country, hole (golf), mailbox, pride (rainbow flag?)

Group 4:

that leaves the following. I want to say face or head, but can't quite make it work
reason, touch, fresh, nickel


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