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Matt Ruff
United States
Seattle
Washington
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10
Nov 2003*
Makes a nice change of pace from Scrabble. Get the version with the 10x10 board.
2003-11-09*
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kermit blue
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Feb 2004*
this game is great fun, but i think if it had scrabble's scoring system it would be even better.
2004-02-01*
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Randy Plane
United States
Unspecified
Idaho
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10
Jun 2004*
Excellent 2-player game, and good for 3 or 4, too. The game of choice for us empty-nesters.
2004-06-16*
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Raymond Gallardo
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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10
Nov 2012
Note to Hasbro: Please publish a travel version of this game!

Nov 2012: Finally found a travel version of this game in Switzerland (named Topword). Because the version available there was in German, I bought two copies so that I could create a tile mix better suited to play in English. Best part, the travel version only cost 5 CHF!

One complaint I have about the travel version is that the tiles are way too thin; it's hard to pick them up.

This is possibly my favourite word game. Upgraded the rating from 8 to 10.

Aug 2010: I have a new found respect and love for word games. Upgraded from 5 to 8.

More tactical and thus more fun than Scrabble. When I play word games, I want to make words. I don't want to think about rack management, trying not to open up the board to my opponent -- in other words, Scrabble has too much strategy that gets in the way of forming words!

Because Upwords has more ways to make words, to me it's simply more fun! In this game, playing one tile can score you a lot of points! I have to find the 10x10 version; I only have the 8x8 one.

Feb 2006: A less demoralizing variant of Scrabble, since the tile-laying rules are more flexible. Still, it’s basically Scrabble and I despise that game.
2012-11-03
Raiko Puust
Estonia
Keila
Harju Maakond
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Raiko & Agnes Forever! Feel the Love and Feel the Warmth. Happiness is 2 hugs plus 3 kisses every hour...:D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
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Addicted Estonian gamer with big heart and direct winning attitude. Need any help with something, just ask. Need some GG for something, just ask. Need something to be translated, just ask. Meanwhile, behave! :D (http://mrboardgames.wordpress.com/)
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10
Oct 2008*
Best word game of that type there is! My family favorite game!
2009-12-26
Owned
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Mikko Lehtonen
Finland
Rauma
Satakunta
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10
Dec 2010
An excellent word construction game with a quality board and components. A seperate victorypointtrackboard would had been a nice addition to the game. (Hasbro/Parker Brothers version)
2010-12-24
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Jeff Knox
United States
Greenville
South Carolina
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9.5
May 2011
If you like Big Boggle, you NEED to try this...
2011-05-09
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Michael Cox
United States
Unspecified
West Virginia
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9
Mar 2003*
Love this game better than Scrabble. Don't need to be a crossword geek to excel. The 8x8 version is perfect for 2 players
2003-03-17*
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Doug Orleans
United States
Somerville
Massachusetts
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9
Apr 2004*
Nice for a change of pace from Scrabble. Almost a 10, but something about the scoring makes it a bit bland for me-- I miss the Scrabble letter values and board bonuses!
2004-04-16*
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Steve Zanini
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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9
Jul 2004*
The best word construction game on the market. Will invest in the new expanded board.
2004-07-22*
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Wolfgang Friebe
Germany
Münster
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9
Sep 2005*
one of the best word games ever
German and English edition
2005-09-15*
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Gunnar Bernler
Sweden
Molndal
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9
Dec 2005*
Next best of word games (Bali is # 1) - even better than Scrabble
2009-07-21
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Juli Bishop
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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9
Jan 2006*
Missing a few tiles
2006-01-11*
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Tom Hilgert
Germany
Unspecified
Bavaria
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9
Aug 2006*
Forget Scrabble, Upwords is the far better game
2006-08-20*
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For Trade
Carol Carpenter
United States
Arlington
Massachusetts
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9
Apr 2007*
Scrabble is probably my favorite game of all-time and I like this just as much, so that's saying a lot. No box.
2007-04-10*
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Mandy Kiel
United States
Colorado
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9
Dec 2007*
The best word game that we own.
2007-12-27*
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John Farrell
Australia
Aspley
Queensland
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Buster Keaton from 'Go West'
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9
Nov 2008*
This game is hard! It's like Scrabble but you have to fit the words into a much smaller space. With experience it becomes competitive as you can see your opponent's scoring opportunities and try to make words to block them, and that reveals a whole new way of thought.
2012-02-02
Owned
Scott Myers
United States
Rochester
New York
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9
Dec 2008*
you might think that because you can build up, it would be *easier* than scrabble. You would be wrong.
2008-08-25*
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Ray Hosler
United States
Santa Clara
California
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9
Oct 2009*
A wife favorite for years. Sometimes you have problems playing. Newer version has a bigger board.
2009-10-04
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kerli
United Kingdom
Yate, Bristol
South Glos
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9
Mar 2011
I like this game a lot. Being a crossword-loving foreigner, I cannot manage Scrabble on the level of native speakers, but this is perfect. I can definitely find loads of words to change.
2011-03-26
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Lisa EP
United States
Illinois
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9
Feb 2013
We like the 8x8 board better since it can be played in about 45 minutes.
2013-05-10
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Sean Torrens
United States
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina
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8.5
Nov 2009*
My buddy and I have an ongoing rivalry with this game. Quite fun and outshines Scrabble in its options for wordplay.
2009-11-18
Owned
Patha
United States
Bay area
California
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8.5
Feb 2006*
If you're a Scrabble enthusiast, this is definitely worth a shot! It's a totally different approach to playing the "spell-a-word" type of game since you're building UP!!! Sound easy?? Try the game! It's more challenging than it sounds because you have to examine the game from a different perspective! It can be a bit long, but it's fun!
2006-02-15*
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Carol Dufour
Canada
st-jerome
quebec
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8.5
Oct 2010
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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2011-08-23
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Clint Herron
United States
Bethel
Ohio
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8.5
Sep 2010
Fantastic Scrabble variant. Shorter play time and much more casual play -- definite keeper and a great game to bring out when we don't want to play a full game of Scrabble!

(Older 8x8 version, not the newer and longer 10x10 version)
2010-09-27
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