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Quiddler, the short word, game by SET Enterprises – is a breakthrough in word games. Because short words, like ‘at’, ‘is’, ‘of’, ‘ax’,’ow’ and ‘zoo’ can lead to winning, players of all ages can play and win.
There are bonuses for both short and long words. You simply combine all the cards in your hand into words. The words don’t have to be related, and you don’t play off other player’s words. In the first round players get three cards, in the second round four cards, on up to 10 cards in the last round. Just words. Just fun.
Ī picked up this game when I was a teenager (half my life ago...) and it is still one that I enjoy pulling out now and then to play. Quiddler allows two letter words, which gives it an element most word games don't have. When playing with three or more people, two bonuses come into play, longest word and most words, and it is possible to get both bonuses. If just two people are playing, then you need to agree upon which bonus to use. There are seven rounds, the number of cards you have to play with increasing each time, so that you start round one with 3 cards and start round seven with 10 cards. My one bit of advice, have a dictionary on hand, even just a scrabble dictionary, as you would be surprised at just how many odd little two letter words there are for you to use, and score big with letter like Z & X.