Upwords Board Game

Upwords Game Rules

Upwords Board Game Instructions

Average Price: $40.00
Playing Time: 15 - 30 min.
Ages: 8+
Players: 2 - 4

The quick stacking word game, Upwords, has you competing to see whether you or your opponents can score the most points by stacking letters to make words. Play your letters to see who can make the largest variety of words.

Upwords GameYou score more points each time you place a letter on top of another tile. This will make your points add up quick. Upwords is a unique 3-dimensional game that will have you searching your vocabulary for new, fun words. Have fun learning with the Upwords board game.

The object of Upwords is to build words to score the most points.

Your Upwords board game should come with the plastic game board, 100 plastic letter tiles, 4 plastic tile racks, 4 rubber feet, label sheet, and the complete Upwords board game rules and instructions.

Upwords Board Game Rules:
Please keep in mind that the official Upwords board game rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions on how to play Upwords.

Upwords Reviews, Comments, Questions

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Joe says:

"Quit" is already written horizontally, scoring 8 pts., 2 extra for using the "Qu" on one level. If I add an "s" at the end of "Quit" and make the word "So" vertically, do I still get the extra 2 points for the "Qu" since it's all on one level? My wife says "No way!" How many points do I get in total? 12 or 14?
james says:

In you have the word 'drey' going down, can you then put 'guy' across (covering the d) and 'toy' vertically? The rules don't explicitly say anything about that situation
James says:

If you have 'vice' across and 'cane' down, can you change it to 'rife' across and also add an 'i' to make 'fine' going down? The rules don't clearly state if you can change two connected words like that.
Sandra Winchest says:

My friend spelled the word STORMY. Her next turn, she put an S over the Y. I told her you cannot put as S at the end of a word unless you change the word. She insisted she was changing the word from stormy to storm. I told her that the basic word was STORM and she cant do it. Is the rule that you can't plural a word with as S unless you change the word or that you just can't put an S at the end of a word by itself.
Nancy says:

What is answer to question about making two plural words by changing y to s with s connecting to another word making it plural?
DaveWoolly says:

Where can I get the rules for upwords deluxe I bought the game for the grandchildren but having tested it, they lost out.
stops says:

stops is aword reverse stops read spots doess this count for ten?
Sharon says:

How many games can you have going at one time. My cousin and I have so many games going now that we can't challange either one anymore.
Muriel says:

Any suggestions on how to choose the dictionary used in Upwords. Would it be: your board, your choice? Some players use the Scrabble Dictionary. I think that's too easy!
Trudie says:

If a word is already on the board in the past tense, i.e. Waned, can you change it to wanes without making another word perpendicular to it ?
Susan says:

How do you count tiles when you have a stacked word and u add an s to make it plural and make a new word withe the s. Is the single word counted as 1 or 2 points. The stacked word is 1 point each tile
Bonnie says:

Just had a thought about the last question. One can always have "family" rules. It might be fun once in a while to see how the game plays out by letting everyone play until all tiles are on the board.
Bonnie says:

The game's over when the first person goes out & there are no more tiles. The tiles remaining to the other players are worth 5 points each & are subtracted from their scores.
Bob says:

Does the game end when one player plays all their tiles or when all players have played all their tiles?
Bonnie says:

Sharon - You can only make a word plural if you are also making another word in the other direction. This is certainly a slow list! :)
Sharon says:

Can you add just an S on top of a D as in FAMED to change to FAMES
Michelle says:

Can you please tell me what the label sheet is for?
Bonnie says:

Lisa - my husband & I do that all the time!
Lisa says:

when stacking in up words can u make a word that was previously made in the same stack? I know you can't put an "a" directly on an "a" but if moon was made then changed to loon, then soon can it be changed back to moon even though that was a previously used word in the same stack. Big debate over this tonight!!
Bonnie says:

Joy - you are correct. As long as "year" is all first level, each letter gets 2 points. Then counting "brandy" with each letter tile getting 1 point each does make 3 total for "y." It's the same as plurals, though unlike "s," you could use the "y" alone if you couldn't make a word.
Joy says:

I have a question. If a word is on the board that has stacks more than 1 letter high like "brand" and you add a "y" to the end of it to make "brandy" and then spell out "year" using the "y" would you count 2 pts. each for the word "year" and then 1 pt. each for "brandy" since it has stacks higher than 1 level? Therefore, the "y" would be 3pts. Please answer if you can. It seems like the rules don't cover this particular situation.
Elvie says:

Nice game. I had a lot of fun playing with this.
Bonnie says:

Margie - Your husband was right. He actually changed one of the words - he didn't just add an s to brandy. I have a similar question. The rules say you can't just add an s to a word. But if the s is added and makes 2 words plural, is that OK? That's what my husband is hoping since that is how he won last night's game. :)
Margie DeLong says:

My husband and I argue about plurals. Last night he played rinds and the end s changed brandy to brands so he insisted on getting points for both words. I said he couldn't make plurals - in this case two of them. Who is right? margiedelong@hotmail.com
Klare says:

Hopefully someone responded to your question already. Yes, after playing your word or adding a letter, always top up the rack from the pile so that you have 7 tiles to use on your next turn.
Wendy Trail says:

Puzzled as to what to do with the rest of the tiles when only two play ? Do you top up to keep 7 letter tiles on your rack ?
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