Episode 203: Beyond Scrabble
Release Date: Dec. 8, 2014
Running Time: min.
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Wordly wiser. We explore two word games with a modern twist. Paperback is a deckbuilding game where players build words to complete pulp novels. Typo 2D is a tile laying game where players build word fragments in a grid.
News & Notes: BGG Con, Asmodee/FFG merger, Murano, League of Gamemakers
Crowdfunding Round-Up: Biblios Dice, Helvetia Cup, New Bedford
The List: Paperback
Truckloads of Goober: Tug of Words
Back Shelf Spotlight: Typo, Typo 2D
Game Sommelier: 5 word games where the playing field is level for all involved, even English majors.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Spiel-a-thon 2014 Link
Beasty Bar Link
Asmodee - FFG Merger Link
League of Gamemakers Link
Biblios Dice Kickstarter
Helvetia Cup Kickstarter
New Bedford Kickstarter
Back Shelf Spotlight
Truckloads of Goober
Tug of Words BGG
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 word games you can play with an English major where the English major wont have a built-in advantage. Most classic word games like Scrabble and their ilk favor the player with a big vocabulary or command of language. This can make word games less fun to play. Your challenge is to look for five non-traditional word games - games that come at the idea of using language or word building from a different angle than the classics. Word games where the playing field is level for all involved.
Music credits include:
A Man of Many Words by Buddy Guy & Junior Wells | the song
Eat My Words by Marti Brom | the song
Last Kind Words by The Kronos Quartet | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere
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