An interesting new turn on word play. Each player has a five-tiered rack for placing letter tiles. Players take 20 tiles before the game begins and turns them face-down. The goal is to make one 2-letter word, one 3-letter word, one 4-letter word, one 5-letter word, and one 6-letter word before the timer runs out.
Hint: This will generally take several rounds, especially when you first play. We suggest putting the timer away..and play till someone needs to exchange some tiles. If you use the timer then 2-4 players vie to be the first to spell all 5 words before the 5-minute timer runs out. When the timer runs out players can trade letter with the slush pile if they need different letters. The first player to make the five words gets the points on any tiles that the other players have not used. You get double points for using an apostrophe. Object is to be the first player to win 100 points. The game can be played in English or Spanish with extra letters provided for the latter. We think this is a really new word game that will be enjoyed by older players more than the younger members of the family. If you are a mixed age group you may like to play this with teams rather than one on one. 10 & up.
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Age: Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.