The three-dimensional crossword game takes word play to new heights -literally!
Create new words by building on tiles already on the board - how many different words can you get out of one?
Vin's Dad (5 out of 5)
Upwords is a grdi-based word game, like Scrabble - but that is where the similarities end. Unlike Scrabble, once a word in on the board, it is susceptible to change as players can stack an additional letter (up to 5 high, on different turns) to transform words into other words. For Example; CAT can be changed to LATER by adding an L on top of the C and adding ER. Score increases with letter height, so the deeper you get into the game, the higher the scoring potential. There is therefore a great measure of strategy added to the vocabulary challenge. Also, since you can build up to five tiles high, pretty much the entire board remains available to you during the entire game, whereas Scrabble g
...Read the rest of this review - 12/24/2004
word game player (5 out of 5)
Upwords provides unique strategy to a grid-matrix board game. Besides being able to place words on the game board in a manner like Scrabble, you are allowed to stack a letter ON TOP OF a letter already on the board. For instance, if the word "Later" is on the board, you could place a "C" on top of the "L" and then add "E" and "R" at the end to chnage the word to "CATERED". You get point score for each letter, as well as for the letter(S) that you covered up. This means that point scores increase as the game progresses. Even if a space or spaces on the board is/are already used, it can still be used again, with a new letter placed on a lletter stack (up to 5 high). Lots of strategy here, alon
...Read the rest of this review - 4/30/2004
Tim Steen (4 out of 5)
Scrabble gone vertical! Upwords is a “put letter tiles on the board, spell a word” game, so of course it can mostly be viewed as a Scrabble knock off. And while it doesn’t have the same classic feel to it, it does some really neat things.
First of all, it gets rid of points based on letter or using bonus places on the board. Instead, you score for playing tiles ON TOP of other words. For instance, if someone makes the word “dish” and you have an “f,” you can change it to fish. Scoring is done on a point per tile, so while dish might be 4 points, fish would then be 5 points. You are allowed to stack letters up to 5 tiles high.