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2 − 25
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
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Mechanic
Primary Name
Word Squares
Alternate Names
Crossword Squares
Maven
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A pencil and paper game in which players use a common set of letters to generate words, crossword-style, on their individual grids.

Each player starts with an empty 5x5 grid. One player begins by calling out a letter which all must use, but may place in any empty space on their own sheet. When all are ready, turn passes for the next player to call out. Continue taking turns and recording letters until the grid is completed.

Players score for forming proper words, both across and down, according to length.

3 letters = 1 point
4 letters = 2 points
5 letters = 4 points

Other scoring may be used, but the intent is for longer words to score enough to balance out the rule that words wholly contained within another are not scored. Words that overlap, however, may score individually.

Examples:

  • MATED - ignore both MATE and ATE
  • MASKI - score for MASK and SKI and ASK
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1 Word Squares - playing sheet
4 per page + the scoring reminder
English
2014-07-27
0 Règles en francais
version française des règles
French
2013-10-22
5 Maven.pdf
Maven playing sheet (prints 4 per page)
2005-01-18
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Num Ratings: 13
Average Rating: 6.70
Standard Deviation: 1.11
Num Views: 5281
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
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Personal Comments: 14
Users Owning: 9
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