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Store:  Word, Card Games, Family Games
Genre:  Word Games
Format:  Card Games

Word Thief


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Ages
9+

Manufacturer(s): Farley Games

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Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Farley Games

  • Year: 1994

  • Ages: 9 and up

  • Weight: 818 grams

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.2 in 4 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
by A Gamer
Love this game!
February 28, 2016

My girlfriend and I love this game and play it every time we get together. We don't bother with the chips or keeping score. It's just a matter of loving the process of assembling words with the letters available. If you like Scrabble, you'll love this words with it's added strategy elements.

 
 
 
 
 
A lot of fun!
March 14, 2004

If you like word games such as Boggle, Scrabble, and UpWords, then give this game a try. My wife and I keep returning to this game for two-person fun.

However, this game is ONLY fun if you follow my modified scoring instructions (given below). If you use the included poker chips as described in the instructions, you will spend most of your time counting points and trading chips.

**MODIFIED SCORING INSTRUCTIONS**

The instructions state that you get points (and chips) EVERY TIME you make a word, and you surrender the points (and chips) when your word is stolen. Why not let each letter ALSO represent its own points? You ONLY get poker chips for points that cannot be taken away. This means that if you score a locked-in word, or bonus points for long words, then you take chips. Then, discard all locked-in words into a discard pile. Your point total is the combined values of your chips PLUS all words in your posession. The end result of the scoring is the same as with the standard rules, but is a LOT easier to keep track of.

 
 
 
 
 
Scrabble with a twist
August 06, 2001

What do you get when you combine [page scan/se=0050/sf=category/fi=stockall.asc/ml=20]Scrabble, Rummy and Monopoly? Word Thief--a new game that's quickly becoming a hit among gamers with strong vocabulary skills and/or cunning strategy.

Based on the Scrabble concept of giving letters point values, Word Thief allows players to make words using letter cards in their hands. Competitors then can snatch away other players' words to use as their own.

Since it came out four years ago, Word Thief has garnered media acclaim and a series of prestigious industry awards, including Best New Game at the British International Toy Fair, an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the highest (three star) award from Toy Testing Council. It's easy to see why. This game is both challenging and fun.


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