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Subject: How does Wordsy differ from Prolix? rss

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Nathan Morse
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Wordsy takes half the time to play that Prolix does. Its rules are much easier to learn and follow. It is smoother to play. And it scales to 6 players better than its predecessor.

Hey, Gil, would you mind taking a moment to explain more specifically how Wordsy differs from Prolix? Thanks!
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Sure! Here are the big differences.

First off, there is no more active player and no more interrupts. It's now a simultaneous-play game.

Everyone looks at the board simultaneously. The first player to see a word writes it down and flips the 30-second timer (Prolix has a 45-second timer). Everyone else has 30 seconds to write down a word.

If your word scores more than the fastest player's word, you get +1 bonus point. If you're the fastest player and your word is equal to or better than 3 other players (in the 4+ player game; that number's lower with 3 or fewer players), you get +2 bonus points. Those bonus points rise throughout the game.

Some other changes...

1) The leftmost column is now 5 points, not 4 points.
2) The Wordsy letter mix is slightly different (and IMHO better). Specifically, H and F are now +1 point, and there's only two of each.

Hope this helps!
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Ah, thanks, Gil! Prolix is a great game, so I'm sure this will be a hit!
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