26 January 2017
Marsha J. Falco’s latest puts a spin on traditional game of linking words with first and last letters
Marsha J. Falco, the inventor of family hits Set and Quiddler, is back with a new word card game.
WordSpiel is a play on the traditional family game of linking together words with their first and last letters – so ‘trump’ could be followed by ‘pathetic’ and subsequently connected to ‘cowardly’, as an example that is absolutely random.
In WordSpiel, players lay down letter cards from their hands, attempting to ditch all ten of the cards in their hand by forming a word in under a minute.
In another twist, players are also permitted to use more than one letter backwards from the previous word – so ‘board’ could be followed by ‘ardent’.
It’s as simple as that, although a digital timer is also included in the box – none of that trickling sand business, this is the 21st century after all – to make sure nobody takes more than their allocated 60 seconds.
The US price tag is $13, making it around a tenner here in the UK – although a release date is yet to surface. Games published by Set Enterprises have previously come to the UK via The Green Board Game Co., so we’ll let you know as we hear more.