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Start with six tiles. Build your own crossword. Race against time and up to three opponents. Hit the red button on the electronic pacesetter if you're the first to use all of your tiles except one. Pass this tile to the player on the right and draw two fresh tiles. Grow your crossword on each round (feel free to rearrange!). Create the most valuable crossword with your final 22 tiles and win!
Bought this a couple of years ago for my sister's family and just visited them for Christmas. They say they are completely addicted and love it. After playing it I can see why. Good for both kids and adults. The game now seems to be discontinued (can't find it anywhere) and I'd like to get a copy for myself!
I have played this game with over 20 relatives and friends. All but 2 loved it and 6 of them ordered it! It's a fast fun way to compete with short fast words. I find it amazing that the game is so short (5 min/round) and yet so entertaining.
Letter Rip! Turn over six of your 22 facedown letter tiles and make a crossword using any five of them. The first to make a crossword gets to smack the buzzer; otherwise, it goes off on its own, sooner or later As soon as the buzzer goes off, you pass the extra tile to the next player and draw two new ones from your stash. Fiddle with your crossword a bit to incorporate all but one tile, until...Time's up! Pass and pick again. Repeat until you run out of either tiles or nerve endings. Each letter is worth 1,5, or 10 points and scores double if used in two words. Hitting the buzzer with a hammer is tempting, but not allowed.