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Upwords

by Hasbro
4.3 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

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  • Build new words by stacking letters on top of those already on the board
  • Create complex layers of crosswords to earn more points and win the game
  • Build words in three directions: across, down, and even upwards
  • Includes grids and numbers for 140 Sodoku puzzles
  • For 2 to 4 players
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Up Words is the 3-dimensional word game that's a stack of fun. Now the expanded 10 X 10 grid offers more squares to build words across, down and up. And with 36 more tiles, you can still stack lots of letters on letters to form new words and score sky high! So rack 'em up, then stack 'em up and experience 3-dimensional word play at its very best! For 2 to 4 players. Game includes: game board with 10 X 10 grid; 100 plastic letter titles; 4 plastic racks; 4 rubber feet; able sheet; instructions. Box artwork may vary.

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Upwords takes the likes of Scrabble to new heights. Players get more power out of every word and create more play possibilities. Players can build from words crossword puzzle-style or by stacking letters on top of tiles already on the board. The challenge is to make new words each time. For example, "stack" becomes "snack," then "snapshot." If it sounds like 3-D Scrabble, there's more to know. Scoring is simpler: each tile earns two points, and each stacked tile earns one. The usual Nos apply: no capitalized, hyphenated, or abbreviated words, etc. The set comes with 100 letter tiles, tile racks for two to four players, and a plastic game board. --Lynne Sampson

Product Information

Product Dimensions 2 x 10.6 x 10.6 inches
Item Weight 1.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B00000IWHS
Item model number 4312
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #212,927 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#5,717 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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4.3 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

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By John A. Kuczma on February 1, 2004
As with so many closely related products, it is unfair to compare Upwords with the its classic predecessor, Scrabble. Both games are based on letter tiles and crossword puzzles, but the similarity ends right there.
In most respects, Upwords is a simpler game. Scoring is much easier, as each letter tile only counts for either one or two points, depending on how it is used. (There is, of course, one exception.) The game board itself is more restrictive, with the 10 by 10 square size forcing players to build vertically, whether they wish to or not. However, among two or more evenly matched players, the strategy can be just as demanding and the competition just as fierce as in Scrabble.
The downside to Upwords is in the physical quality of the product. The game board is of rather light construction, as are the letter tiles. The letter trays are a bit too small to properly hold the tiles. In fact, most of the little quality touches that one generally expects from Parker Brothers products are conspicuously lacking in Upwords, to the point of the game not even having a storage bag for the letter tiles. It seems that, in the effort to hold down costs, Parker Brothers unfortunately crossed that fine line from inexpensive to cheap.
That said, Upwords is a lot of fun. It teaches three dimensional thinking and forces players to plan well ahead of their next move. The game is an excellent way to turn a fun family evening into a vocabulary and spelling lesson, without the students even realizing it.
Considering that Parker Brothers did manage to keep the price very reasonable, Upwords is a true bargain in the world of family and table games.
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By A Customer on July 15, 1999
Having grown up on Scrabble, I was a little wary of the game at first. But I soon found that the strategies I loved to use in Scrabble (adding endings, squeezing a word in between two others, etc.) were just what was emphasized in Upwords. Although the scoring seems low after playing Scrabble, there is a terrific sense of satisfaction gained when changing words. I encourage my children to play, since the word play is fabulous for their development as readers. (word families can play a big part for those just starting out.) I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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What a great game! It's NOT just Scrabble with stacking letters. The scoring is so radically different that your classic Scrabble know-how is seriously compromised. New strategies are required! You have to think differently to succeed. If you're playing a friendly game, the antics of the players can be hilarious. Our group constantly tries to find "creative solutions" to the stackable word puzzles that keep us all in stitches. We're a fairly large group age 25-35 and we've had a blast -- even those of us who aren't big on "word games" had some fun with this interesting and challenging variation. I recommend this game highly! (But, like Scrabble, keep track of those little letter tiles! Losing them is bad news. I wish they would have included a little bag or storage device with the game. In the meantime, a ziploc bag is a needed accessory!)
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Loving Scrabble, I thought I would try Upwords for some variety. It was challenging, but not in the same way as Scrabble. It is like playing Scrabble toward the end of the game when it's tough to make small words in the few spaces left...not testing your brain to come up with unique, long, high-point words. I felt it became more a game of chance (based on what letters you got) than of skill. Upwords was fun, but it doesn't have the longevity or variety of Scrabble. We played a few rounds and then went back to our old favorite.
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Before we discovered UpWords, we had a tendance to eat lunch at our desks while working. After learning to play UpWords, we now play in the cafeteria at lunch a couple of days a week. Our enjoyment seems to attract attention. Those who walk by often stop to watch a couple of plays. It's become so popular that we often resort to playing teams to allow participation by more than 4 players. The game provides an opportunity to socialize with co-workers and becomes a mini vacation from the office. I can't speak for everyone, but I return to the office refreshed, enlivened, and more productive!
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UpWords is to Scrabble as Corvette is to Chevrolet. It is fast (usually about 20 minutes per game), interesting and absorbing. It grows on you and soon you will be reaching for the 300 point mark in scoring. Having played UpWords daily for over ten years my wife and I never tire of it because each game is so unique. We find a Scrabble Dictionary a must for allowable words, but only refer to it during the opponent's turn.
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We are lovers of word games & crosswords & were amazed at the different outcomes the different games we have played, have had. A seemingly boring start sometimes ends in the most enjoyable, highest scores yet, and takes one's imagination to new levels. Our 11-yr old daughter has had a personal & family high score of 588 points in one game. Good job to the inventor - we need these valuable ties in our families!
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We have played this game almost every day for years. It is much more interesting than Scrabble as you can make such a variety of words. We have gifted many people with a set.
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