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Rewordable: The Uniquely Fragmented Word Game by Allison Parrish, Adam Simon and Tim Szetela
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
About Rewordable· The Kickstarter-funded, uniquely fragmented word game
· Carefully crafted to make it easy to form longer, more common words
· Intuitive and fun for 2-8 players of all skill levels (ages 8 and up)
· Includes 120 cards, 16 tokens, and nifty fold-out rules and poster
· Variable deck with a fresh linguistic experience every game
Every letter counts in a game of Rewordable. Each of the 120 cards has been selected for optimal word crafting. Build a new word and be rewarded. Or add to other players’ words to steal their points. Create the largest lexicon of words by the end of the game to become the Rewordable champion.
· 120 cards with one-, two-, and three-letter sequences, selected through linguistic research, computational analysis, and extensive playtesting
· 16 tokens add different goals, strategies, and rewards to every game
· Nifty fold-out rules with easy to follow how-to-play diagrams
Rewordable is word-building card game. You and up to 7 other players play through the end of the deck of word pieces - competing, stealing words, and spreading out across a table.
The game rules...
The goal of the game is to build words, you can do this outright or you can play for tokens that are worth additional points. So lets start with the words: There are three types of cards: blue - worth one point with one letter printed on them, pink - worth two points with two letters on them, and yellow- worth three points with three letters on them.
You have to use at least 2 cards to build a word, one has to be from your hand and you can chose additional cards from your hand or you can also use some from the pool that are visible to all players to complete a word. Each round those pool cards get replaced as they are used.
Then there are tokens - they have things like blue/pink or 8+ letter word - these are goals you can play for and if you complete the goal you get the token that is worth additional points.
My initial thought while playing a few rounds with the hubby was that the small cards were annoying I would much rather have normal sized cards - it makes shuffling easier. But as we played the tiny cards made more sense, as yo play the game words are scattered across the table taking up a lot of space so larger cards might have been trouble some if you have the full 8 players.
The game overall was very entertaining though. It was a pain at times to come up with words with the pieces you have, but it really makes you think and I love games like that. I also really enjoyed that you could add letters to another person's word and 'steal it' into your points. It is kind of like fragmented Scrabble game. It was enjoyable and I think that it will become a staple in our household.
We only played the 2 player version, so I am excited to see how it plays with a larger group - we will see.