Le cadavre exquis1 is a collective writing game invented by the Surrealists around 1925. It is a method by which a collection of words is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.
  1. The name is derived from a phrase that resulted when Surrealists first played the game: "Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau", or "The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine." From: André Breton comments on the origination of the cadavre exquis.