Thursday, December 16, 2010
Designed by Rebel Yell creator Richard Dengel, WordWars is a game of quick wits, strategy, skill and a little old fashioned luck! WordWars can be played by 2, 3, or 4 players. Team play is also possible. WordWars is an uncomplicated game, as challenging as Scrabble and playable by children and adults alike. In WordWars, a player maneuvers her playing pieces, or counters, across the board forming words as she goes. Each counter is able to move three squares per turn. The player must guard against having letters eliminated or "bounced" during play while attempting to do that to his opponents counters. A word formed by a player is worth a certain number of POINTS depending upon the number of letters in the word and the “terrain” the letters are in. The game ends after a specified number of rounds, or INNINGS. The player with the most victory points wins the game. Alternately, a player may win by being the first to garner a specified point total. This is called the SUDDEN DEATH GAME. The game has counters with different functions. LETTER counters are used for creating words on the game board. JOKER counters are WILD CARDS. These may be any letter a player chooses during a turn. Jokers may also BOUNCE and/or KIDNAP another player’s counters. KNIGHTS are also Wild Cards, similar to Jokers. These units may also Bounce or ELIMINATE an opposing player’s counters. KINGS, like Knights and Jokers are also Wild Cards. However, King may neither Bounce nor Eliminate opposing counters. A colorful map board and several player aids are included with the game.
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