Word Games for Jan 1
I own three word games and all of them will be available at the 2010 New Year's Day Board Game Party. Each one is worth your time. Here's a list of what to expect:
BOGGLE - The shaking of that cube is something I'm sure you remember about this simple game for the word freaks in the house. I love watching the intense, concentrated silence that comes over people as they search their brains like twisted dictionaries. (2-6 players, 10 minutes)
BUY WORD - I really like this game because it combines a few elements. Not only are you trying to create smart, complex words, you're trying to do so cheaply. Pay a tiny amount for letters, then sell big words to the bank for more money. It's an elegant little game mechanic that adds a tiny bit to the classic word building to which you may be accustomed. (2-4 players, 45 minutes)
SCRABBLE - Need a dictionary? I'm sure there's an iPhone app. (2-4 players, 90 minutes)
If anyone wants to bring another word game, please do!