Good luck with today's Brain Game word ladder. By changing one letter at a time to form new words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word WORD into the word PLAY in seven steps or less:

W O R D
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P L A Y

Here is one SOLUTION.

ONE SOLUTION:

WORD > FORD > FORT > PORT > POOT > PLOT > PLOY > PLAY

Did you come up with a different (or shorter) pattern? Please post it in the comments. Thanks!