Paperback - The Card Game
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- 2 - 5 Players, 45 Minute Gameplay
- 200+ Cards on Premium 310 Cardstock
- 11 Premium Dividers, 17 Wooden Cubes
- Mini Expansions Available: Attacks, Powers, Themes, Awards
- Paperback - The Card Game: http://www.paperbackgame.com
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Paperback is a card game where players create words using individual letters. Gameplay is for 2-5 players and typically takes 45 minutes. To play, you score words in order to buy better letters with cool abilities. But scoring won’t win the game – you must finish novels to make it as a paperback writer!Game Contents
- Sturdy Two-Piece Box
- 200+ Grey-Core Linen-Finish Cards
- Full Color Instructions
- Wooden Counters
- Dividers for Organizing
- Gameplay Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=42&v=Smx6I8Woc5c
- Two-Player Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=210&v=QiVM7J0ROf8
"I love word games and I love deck builders - now I can get both in one game! Paperback is a blast to play, and much easier to get into for my less geeky friends than many of the other fantasy-themed deck building games." -Jeff Cannata of the Totally Rad Show
"Paperback is a terrific game for just about anyone. Serious gamers can geek out on the clever use of deckbuilding mechanisms in a classic word game. Casual players can enjoy the easy gameplay and creativity they express in their word choices each turn. Families can delight in the well-disguised educational value and very obvious fun Paperback provides. Our family and friends have had a great time playing Paperback and I know you will, too." -Eric R. Burgess of Boardgame Babylon
Top Customer Reviews
- It is easy to learn.
- The word making component is much less stressful than Scrabble.
- There is some strategy in how to build your deck.
- It is fun with any number of players from 2 to 6.
- I can sometimes beat my wife at a word game. :-)
I really enjoy the deck building mechanic but haven't been overly enthused by most of the games in this group so far, mostly because theme tends to be weak in these games and the experience quickly starts feeling more mechanical than fun (for me). The deck building mechanic works exceptionally well with this word game, though. In fact, after playing through a game it feels like such a natural pairing it's amazing we haven't seen this before. The game is solid, and was obviously play tested thoroughly. Highly recommended if you like deck building or word games.
We have played it 5 times already and we just got it in the mail a couple of days ago. We played some relatively short games but haha, we had one game last a couple of hours. There are many ways you can play it and strategies you can use/aim for that can either shorten or extend play, you can make it simple or complex, lots of options. We used a dictionary to look up words that popped to our minds just to double check our selves. Having a calculator/notepad on hand to add up your totals at the end is good if you suck at math like I do.
There are different variations/cards you get to add in to the game or not and so we haven't played it yet all the possible ways you can but are looking forward to doing so. And just a note as well, we have one of those roll up neoprene like game mats that's about 12" x 24" and the set up of all the cards fits perfectly on it!
We are getting wood card holders as well to hold our cards in to make it easier to look at all the cards in your hand and move them around to find possible words. So if you really get into this game you may be like us and want to get something like that too.
End result though is this game is fun, different, has a lot of variety of ways of playing it and duration of play can go from short to long. And even better, comes in a nice sturdy compact box that doesn't take up a lot of space!