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Upwords Game - The Board Game Upwords

Upwords Rules - How to play Upwords

Age: 8+

Players: 2 to 4

Manufacturer: Hasbro

Upwords Board Game

Spelling words horizontally and vertically is great, but the fun does not stop there with UpWords.  In this game requiring mental strength, you can stack letters on top of words to create new words and earn points.

The player who goes first must spell a word at least two letters long.  The next player can either add to that word, or spell a second word off of one of the letters in that word, or stack a letter on top of the word to change the word completely.  The stackable aspect of UpWords is what makes it so unique. For example, one player might create the word “fun” and another player with a “b” might stack the “b” on top of the “f” and create the word “bun”.

Note:  simply changing a word from its singular form to a plural form is not allowed.  Other prohibited words are: proper names, words that require a hyphen or an apostrophe, abbreviations, symbols, foreign words, and prefixes or suffixes that could not otherwise stand on their own.

Players should calculate their score after each play.  At the end of the game, when there are no longer any tiles left, when every player passes or when the players can no longer create a word with the tiles they have in their possession, the player with the highest score wins.

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