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Lucas Monahan
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I have a decent size collection of games now, and have recently noticed I have no word games (besides Scrabble). Any suggestions?
 
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Word on the Street

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Always thought Bananagrams delivered a lot for a small package.
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I just got Word on the Street and it is a lot of fun.
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Our favorites are Bananagrams and Word on the Street

Enjoy!
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Wordsearch

Unlike scrabble in that all the letter tiles are already on the board. The trick, however, is to slide them along paths to form words.
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skidmark wrote:
I have a decent size collection of games now, and have recently noticed I have no word games (besides Scrabble). Any suggestions?
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Another vote for Bananagrams - Competition Speed Solitaire Scrabble

And another vote for Quiddler.

Both are small and quite portable, so you can take them anywhere. As a bonus for Quiddler, it requires almost no room to play, so you can take it on airplanes. Bananagrams requires a bit of room to play.

To quote an above user, both games deliver a lot in a small package.
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For two players, I'd recommend the excellent What's My Word? It adds some scoring elements to the traditional Mastermind mechanic, and is a fantastic deductive word game. (Link to review)



For four-players, word games don't get much better than the partnership play of Montage, a holy grail among word games from the same designer. This has just been released in a new edition, and has players giving each other crossword style clues to guess words. (Link to review)



You might also consider the relatively new Prolix, where the main concept is to come up with words that use some of the point-scoring consonants on the game board, but you are not restricted to using those letters only. Works well with anything from 1-5 players. (Link to review)


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Check out Haste Worte?. Although there are only German versions, the rules are simple (and available). It's a word game which involves bidding. My favorite one.
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Ender beat me to it, but I'd also recommend What's My Word? or Prolix. Though I haven't played it yet, I've heard good things about Word on the Street.
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Another thumbsup for Prolix
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I like making words with Quizzle.
 
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don't miss looking at

no. of players variable, also useable bridging time gaps between different gaming groups
 
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skidmark wrote:
and have recently noticed I have no word games
Do you have a pencil? You already own Word Squares.

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+1 for Bananagrams
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We actually like Upwords quite a bit -- we find it's a more casual play than Scrabble with much of the similar feel, but MUCH less prone to AP'ing and that feeling of hopelessness. In Scrabble it feels like you either have cool words or you have to settle for small words / exchange, but in Upwords it's like there's almost always something interesting to do.
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We're a big fan of Banagrams and Quiddler in this house. Just heard about Snatch It that sounds interesting.

Scrabble Me sounds like it has a new twist if you're a fan of the original.
 
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I've played many an enjoyable game of Word Thief, though the scoring given in the rulebook is annoying.

I find that it's easier to score and discard "locked" words at the time they're locked, and just score whatever remains in front of each player at the end of the game. Word-length bonuses are still scored when the words are played. The resulting score is the same, but there's a lot less chip-fiddling involved.

I've found that Scrabble Scramble is an excellent word game to take to a pizza parlor if you anticipate waiting a while for your pie. In that situation, I rank it higher than Bananagrams (though I suppose I should note that I generally find Bananagrams too twitchy for my tastes anyway. I like dexterity games, and I like word games, but I can't say I like dexterity word games.)
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inito wrote:
don't miss looking at

no. of players variable, also useable bridging time gaps between different gaming groups


If the OP wants Typo, he's welcome to my copy. I'll even deliver it in person if he can meet me in Upper Sandusky in two weeks.
 
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i use Quiddler cards to play Typo
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With the length of this list, I thought Unspeakable Words would have been mentioned by now.

There is a bit of strategy and a bit of luck as well. You have a hand of cards representing letters, and each letter has points associated with it.

When you score a word, you have to roll a 20-sided dice and roll over your word's score to keep your sanity. Hence, the strategy part is balancing the odds of rolling over a specific number, with the luck part of the die roll.

Plus, the Cthulhu miniatures that come with the game are pretty cool looking.

Everyone seems to particularly like the variant where a player that is down to 1 sanity marker is allowed to make up jibberish words.
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I recommend prolix as well. It was designed by a fellow BGGer.
 
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