- 出版社: Clarkson Potter; Box Gmc Cr (2017年8月22日)
- 游戏: 120页
- 读者对象: 7 岁 及 以上
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1524761133
- 条形码: 9781524761134
- 商品尺寸: 9.7 x 4.3 x 19.8 cm
- 商品重量: 272 g
- ASIN: 1524761133
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Rewordable: The Uniquely Fragmented Word Game (英语) 游戏 – 2017年8月22日
TEAM REWORDABLE met as students at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Since graduating, they each have worked in diverse sectors of media, technology, education, and games, reuniting now to bring Rewordable to you.
One evening after dinner, we decided to give it a shot. Players work with the letter cards in their hands, but they can also use letter cards in a pool. And not only can you gain points by building words, but you can steal other player's words and earn tokens by completing certain tasks. This keeps the game going as I wasn't only looking at my cards, but all the words already laid out as well as the pool. Plus since cards are rated differently, I was trying to build the best word with what I had as well as earn a token.
The game is rated for ages 8 years and up, but provided quite a challenge for both my husband and I. We tend to look for games that we can play as a family, and although we all enjoyed it, I do think it would be better suited for a slightly older age range. Still we really loved the game and it's quickly become a favorite. I was surprised by how much fun it was. I might have to start crashing their Sunday afternoon word games.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this game for review. All opinions are my own.
I took this game to my daughter's for the weekend so we could try it out. I told her and her hubby it was for review, so we were excited to try it. We all gave it two thumbs up!
We actually liked it so much we played it twice. Then after I went home (I left the game with them) my daughter texted me and said they were going to play it again!
It was lots of fun. It took some thought and some planning. I always tried to plan my words out ahead but was sometimes foiled if someone used the card I wanted so I learned to have a 2nd and even 3rd option. I think we all found it to be quite challenging and we are all intelligent people! I hated playing a small word but had to if that's all I could come up with. When one of us played a long word we were all ecstatic! I think this will be on our list of games we play when I go visit.
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving this game from Blogging for Books - Thank You!
The setup is super quick, so it's easy to just take it to the pub and start playing whenever you feel like it. When someone new is joining us, they usually learn the rules pretty quickly, so they can jump right in.
I particularly like the fact that the cards don't represent individual letters, but n-grams (sequences of 1, 2 or 3 letters in a row), and that the frequency of each n-gram in the deck has been derived from frequencies in real-word English. I think that makes playing it more of a challenge, but somehow I feel like n-grams evoke more associations than single letters: In word games that are based on unigrams, you always get the same "tin, bin, sin, win" words each time you play, but in Rewordable, every combination of n-grams is a challenge that you haven't seen before. I've noticed that some words do appear again and again throughout the rounds I've played so far, but even so, each round still feels different and new.
When you play Rewordable, your goal is to use the cards in your hand to create new words, or steal words from the other players. There are also rewards you can earn if your turn fulfills specific constraints. I love the way you can steal words from other people and add your own cards to turn the word into something else. Since most people I play with are linguists, we are pretty generous in what we accept as a legal word, which leads to games where I play REED, my friend steals it to turn it into RESHED (to shed again), I steal it back to play PRESHED (to shed in advance), and my friend steals it back yet again to turn it into PRESHARED.
Sometimes the game gets a bit slow when everyone's frantically googling for words because nobody's sure if the words they want to play are made up or not (most of us aren't native English speakers). But it's worth it, because our active lexicon actually grows every time that happens, and then somebody plays CONISTERY and we all go home knowing one word more than we did the day before.
Finally, I have to say that the cards are extremely pretty and well-designed, and so are the box and the instructions. I'm proud to be "the one who always brings Rewordable" in my friend group, and I'm not going to stop bringing it anytime soon.