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Upwords Board Game

Upwords Game Rules

Upwords Board Game Instructions

Average Price: $40.00
Playing Time: 15 - 30 min.
Ages: 8+
Players: 2 - 4
(49.46%) (224 Votes)

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.

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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?
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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