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Jamie A
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Where I've been stuck on Wordsy is the advantage one player is likely to have being more straight on and properly oriented to the letters. The gameplay itself is appealing, but when I visualize trying to speed spell with upside down letters, suddenly it feels more frustrating than appealing.

Don't think I've seen any photos or video approximating real life play, where each player is at a different orientation to the letters.

I'm a little surprised they haven't tried an add-on player mat, selling it via the advantage of being able to quickly turn the "board".
 
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jamiea wrote:
Where I've been stuck on Wordsy is the advantage one player is likely to have being more straight on and properly oriented to the letters. The gameplay itself is appealing, but when I visualize trying to speed spell with upside down letters, suddenly it feels more frustrating than appealing.

Don't think I've seen any photos or video approximating real life play, where each player is at a different orientation to the letters.

I'm a little surprised they haven't tried an add-on player mat, selling it via the advantage of being able to quickly turn the "board".


It's an advantage I've looked for in testing, but I've never seen the upside-down players be disadvantaged. I think it's because this isn't a twitch game. Pure speed isn't as important as a good real-world vocabulary here.

That said, I'm curious if players will prefer cards with small upside-down versions of the letters on the cards. I have a poll here asking that very question.
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Good to hear about your playtest feedback, appreciate the reply.

So far as the poll, again, without anything approximating a real world photo/perspective I don't feel I can judge on this particular issue.
 
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jamiea wrote:
Good to hear about your playtest feedback, appreciate the reply.

So far as the poll, again, without anything approximating a real world photo/perspective I don't feel I can judge on this particular issue.


That's tough for me to capture in a photo; it's not going to give you the same reading as seeing it person. If I were a better photographer, maybe.

I'm at a convention this weekend, so if I have the game on the table with a good photographer, maybe I'll get to show it off.
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