CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Unspeakable Words Card Game
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- A devious word game that will eat at your sanity
- The bigger the word, the more dangerous
- Based on the Cthulhu Mythos of HP Lovecraft
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I picked up a copy from Skymall for under $20, and I've seen several online retailers that were asking between $15-25 for it. Don't get screwed by crazy high prices and shop around before you buy it.
I HIGHLY recommend this game!
The components were fairly colorful and well-themed. I’m not all that big on Lovecraftian lore, but the cards certainly had a monstrous appeal about them. The rules were easy to understand and we were well on our way within five minutes of opening the box. With that being said, we discovered that the game could be modified in a few ways to add some spice to the original rule set. For example, sanity checks could be compared with the cards left in a player’s hand after forming a word and not the word itself. If you eliminate the point threshold (one hundred points), you can simply play to see who will survive the longest. Feel free to make your own house rules! For those of you who are curious, the manual does list four other variants to try out so that players can mix things up.
While the game relies a bit on the dice to determine the results of a sanity check, it actually serves to give players some strategic choices. Players have the option of playing it safe with smaller words with less angles to increase their chances of passing the sanity check, though there are no guarantees. It’s very possible to lose a sanity check on a word score of three if the die hates you that day. By that same token, you can play larger words with a lot of angles in the hopes of inflating your score quickly, though you run the risk of being eliminated early on since sanity checks are harder to pass this way.
I’ll opt to keep this review short and sweet, mainly due to the ease of which this game plays. There aren’t any special gimmicks or rules…just you, the words you form, and sanity checks. It’s a simple concept that will attract players of all ages.Read more ›
But more importantly, this is a great game even for those not into the whole "Cthulhu mythos" thing. Playing this game seems to level the playing field more than Scrabble -- with Scrabble, you can have a natural advantage by being able to figure out the longest or highest-points words to play, and people who don't have as good of a vocabulary have a disadvantage. It's not as fun for them to play. But with this game, both of those people can play together without a disadvantage/advantage because of the "sanity" rules. It makes it feel more like a party game, since the result might surprise you. It's not all about playing the longest word, it's about surviving to the end of the game!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fun game where you utilize cards to make words. Quick to get into and rules options ensure playback value.Published 2 months ago by Richard R Nowak II
Very fun, very easy game to learn. Unlimited replay options without getting bored of it. A+. Buy it now!Published 6 months ago by Amanda Foreman
The game was very fun, but the quality of cards was very poor and our set was even missing the dice.Published 9 months ago by Barbie Alder
Awesome game dont pay 100 dollars for it unless you really want it right away they will be reprinting itPublished 9 months ago by Benjamin Mina
It's an incredibly simple game, easy to play, and teaches alphabet to young kids. For a bunch of Words with Friends addicts, it's just silly.Published 14 months ago by Ax
We play this with friends whenever we can. The gameplay mechanic where you have to roll against the words you spell to see if you keep your sanity are a clear differentiator from... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Peter
I played this with my nephews and neices and they also loved it. They were really confused as to who this Cthulhu character was but I'll get them into reading H.P. Lovecraft later. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Benjamin P Ross