War of Words

Players 2
Length 20 minutes
Equipment Required AlphaPlayingCards
Designer TomScutt?
Version 1.0
Version Date2003
License unknown


Loosely based on the games Schotten-Totten and Battleline by Reiner Knizia.

Each turn a player plays or discards a card, trying to build words of five or more letters in up to five columns. However, starting a column costs points so the player must judge whether they will be able to make enough points from the word to make the column worthwhile. Players can also use vowel cards as multipliers to a columns value, but these can only be laid before the word is started. Bonuses are scored for longer words. Play halts when the draw deck is exhausted. The player with the most points wins the game.


Printable PDF: http://tjgames.com/AlphaPdfs/alpharuleswarofwords.pdf