Hasbro Upwords Reviews
Product Type: Hasbro board games
Description:Players stack letters higher and higher to build layers of crosswords for the most points.
Newest Review: ... doesn't have enough appeal to tempt them away from their 'far more exciting' electronic gadgets. I find this very sad that ... more
Customer Hasbro Upwords Reviews (13)
by - written on 15/04/12 (Very useful, 82 readings)
Upwords, as the name suggests is a word game. Since my daughter was given this as a present three years ago, at age 9, it has been a game that would always be top of my selection when choosing something to play, but sadly I struggle to find a willing volunteer to play with me. I think that this is because it actually requires using some intellectual thought and can be quite challenging to play. As much as I like to encourage stimulating play, my children both work pretty hard at school and on their homework, so in their opinion a game should be the complete opposite of anything that schoolwork demands and they therefore favour less academic board games such as the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/07/11, updated on 03/12/11 (Very useful, 41 readings)
We bought this game many years ago when my Mum was still alive (so way over 16 years ago, and probably over 20) as she used to love playing word games of all kinds and we thought this might be a different take on the normal games about at the time (scrabble and lexicon). The game comes with a square board which has 10 x 10 slightly raised squares on it. (The old versions like we have have only got 8 x 8 squares and less tiles but I have put what you get now a days so you would know what to expect if you bought it today). You have tiles with letters on that you fit over these raised bits. The tiles themselves have raised bits on top so that you can ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/08/09 (Very useful, 42 readings)
To me, it feels like this game could have been made just a little better. I love the idea of stacking tiles on top of one another - it brings a new dimension to the classic Scrabble format. But this game differs from Scrabble in so many ways it can be frustrating. I should also say that the game never claims to BE Scrabble in 3D, I'm just drawing the comparison because I'm a huge Scrabble fan! The aim of the game is to create words using lettered tiles. Players place their tiles on the game board and score points for each letter in their word and bonus points for stacking their tiles on top of other players. For example, if the word "DOG" was already ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/01/02, updated on 12/01/02 (Very useful, 1789 readings)
I have always enjoyed reading and spend most of the time not spent here with my head in a book. As a result, I have always enjoyed playing word games. From a very early age, I was introduced to Scrabble. My parents believed in getting me used to words as early as possible. When I got a bit older, I spent more and more time reading and the Scrabble board got put in the cupboard, not to be seen again for many years. For Christmas last year (2001), my mum bought me Scrabble for the PC, which I really enjoyed and it got me back into word games again. I remembered seeing Upwords in WHSmiths a few years ago and thought I would see if it was still available anywhere. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/01, updated on 04/10/01 (Very useful, 233 readings)
Upwords is scrabble with a pretty damn cool twist - You can play in 3D. I was introduced to this game last year by my girlfriend and have enjoyed playing it ever since (especially when I win). It works like so: Every player (up to four) has seven letters to start and the person who reckons they can build the longest word goes first. Words which are placed directly onto the board, without covering other letters, count for double. So if the starting word is 5 letters it will get 10 points, unless it contains a 'difficult letter' like q,j,x or z when it counts twice. The player would then pick up another 5 letters to replace them. the instructions for ... Read the complete review
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