Articles About word games

Snap Shouts Word Game Overview

Snap Shouts Word Game Overview

There are more than a fair share of games that require you to come up with a word and have everyone else guess it. This is a theme that has been around for longer than I have and it is still popular today. We’ve featured a number of t ...
Thrift Treasure: Prolix Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Prolix Word Game

It’s fun when we find more modern board games at thrift. Anything by Z-Man Games, Rio Grande Games or even Mayfair Games are likely to appear on the shelves since the companies behind them have been around so long. What’s even m ...
Thrift Treasure: Razzle Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Razzle Word Game

We’ve had this week’s Thrift Treasure sitting on our shelf for quite some time now. Over four years to be exact. The $1.88 Goodwill sticker was still on the box lid when I dusted it off the other day and gave away its age by the ...
Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Nearly everyone in our family loves Sudoku puzzles. We’ve religiously done the ones that appear in our daily newspaper. We’ve also purchased paperback books to take along with us on long trips. We get upset if someone has alread ...
Thrift Treasure: WordARound Card Game

Thrift Treasure: WordARound Card Game

I have to admit, I have a bit of an affinity for oddly-shaped playing cards. I’ve been know to pick up decks at thrift just because of their shape or size, and even grabbed one recently because the cards were made from clear plastic! ...
Choice Words Party Game Overview

Choice Words Party Game Overview

There are so many games out there that rely on an individual’s personal vocabulary. This isn’t anything new, I regularly lost sessions of Boggle against my parents when I was a pre-teen. It’s one of those things that canno ...
Werewords Hidden Role Game Overview

Werewords Hidden Role Game Overview

There are a number of games floating around that have players taking on secret roles and others trying to figure out who they are. We’ve featured a handful such as Ultimate Werewolf, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Bang Dice Ga ...
EGG Series #5: Dexikon Game Overview

EGG Series #5: Dexikon Game Overview

It isn’t very often that we get the chance to play word games. But as of late we’ve been fortunate to try out a few. Lately we’ve been testing out the new Codenames Duet that will be released at Gen Con this year. It’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Boggle Bowl

Thrift Treasure: Boggle Bowl

For all the complaining I’ve done about word games, I seem to forget that one of our family’s favorite games in the 70’s was Boggle. We had both the regular and Big Boggle versions, and I recall playing it as young as eigh ...
Thrift Treasure: Decipher

Thrift Treasure: Decipher

I know I’ve mentioned before that we usually pass on word games when we’re out shopping at our local Goodwill. They’re typically not ones that can be played as a family since some, usually the adults, will have a greater v ...