Word Games

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Word Games help kids master everything from spelling to grammar and have fun in the process.

Use your knowledge of letters, sounds, and words as you try out our selection of Word Games.

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People love word puzzles! They’re a great way to spend some spare time and test your knowledge and problem-solving skills. Direct Source Games has selected word game puzzles to challenge both newbies and aficionados.



Bananagrams is the anagram game that will drive you bananas! The letter tiles are all placed face down on the table, then everyone takes 11-21 tiles (depending on the number of players). Players turn over their tiles and everyone creates their own individual crossword simultaneously. When a player has no tiles left, that player yells "PEEL" and takes one from the "BUNCH". All other players must also take a tile at this time. Once all the letters in the "BUNCH" are gone, the first player with no letters left shouts "BANANAS" and is the winner of that round. You can play Bananagrams anytime, anywhere, no board required!


WORD BLUR $15.99

In Word Blur, you try to get your teammates to call out the mystery word before your opponents using only the word tiles as clues. After rolling the die, one player on each team looks at the corresponding mystery word on the description card and tries to describe it to their teammates using the word tiles and modifier cards. With 900 word tiles spread out on the center of the table as clues, each mystery word creates a new frantic, word grabbing race. Everybody plays every round so there is no down time in the "all play" format. Hilarious guesses and creative clues will challenge the way you think. The first team to reach 10 points wins Word Blur, the quick and wild word tile game!

Contents of Word Blur:

900 Word Tiles

300 Description Cards

1 Die




Super Scrabble is an expanded edition of the long-time favorite word board game. Add to the fun with additional scoring chances, with twice as many letter tiles as standard Scrabble, and 441 squares on the game board (compared to 225 in standard Scrabble). There are more Premium spaces as well - in addition to double and triple letter and word scores, Super Scrabble has quadruple letter and word score space. If you're looking to take the next step in word board games, Super Scrabble is the game for you.



The challenge of Quiddler is to arrange your entire hand into words. Draw and discard in turn. Try to use those high point letters, but don't get caught with them uncombined! Quiddler is fast paced because you can play using everyday words. A bonus is given for the most words in each round (so short words can help you win), as well as for the longest word. Quiddler is a delightful challenge for both rookies and word game lovers.

Word JamYour Price: $7.95 (20% savings!)

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves are in front of the cave containing fabulous treasure. But of the magic word needed to open the cave... they remember only the consonants! A 'word' and 'betting' game for clever sultans.

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TypoYour Price: $12.65

Typo is a typical game in which you build words.

All players get a hand of 12 cards (letters) at the start. You can expand rows of letters on the table by one of your letters every time as long as you can say a word that starts with the letters in this row. Choose your letter careful every round! Try to anticipate changes in the rows of letters, because all players choose a card simultaneously and the cards will be played in alphabetical order. So the player with the "A" plays this card first. You get minus points when you can't connect your letter!

Typo gives a surprising word game experience. Fun guaranteed!

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Word RichYour Price: $22.40 (17% savings!)

Word Rich is the highest scoring word game ever invented. If your strategy is right, thousands of points can be won on a single well designed word!

The Game Board has more play opportunities than a pinball parlor, and is that fast. This is a game that keeps the mind working and enriches your vocabulary. You are constantly unscrambling letters to make a word, all the time considering the different suits and point combinations on the diamond shaped board.

Words are made from letters in four different suits. You can double the value of your diamonds if you are smart. You can reward yourself handsomely for your hard work by doubling your spades.

If you are lucky, your clubs will double, and if you take chances you can double or triple the value of your whole word, not once, but twice. You can even design a "Royal Flush" for an extra 50 points.

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Tri-WordsYour Price: $10.95 (15% savings!)

Can you think fast under pressure? With Tri-Words, students will have fun scrambling to sort out their 3-sided letter tiles into color-coded words.

This fast-paced game packs a world of colorful, word-powered fun inside its compact tin case. And it's easy to play! Each player draws 5 to 8 Tri-Tiles from the pile. Throw the Tri-Die to determine how many words to make from your tiles and the color that will give you the most points. The first player to finish flips the timer, putting the pressure on the other players

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BuyWordYour Price: $19.95 (20% savings!)

BuyWord is a game of words with a twist. You pay good hard cash to buy your letters, then form a word to sell at a profit, if you can. Your payoff depends on the quantity and the quality of the letters in your word. BuyWord mixes basic mathematics, money management, and good old-fashioned word-building in a simple, yet elegant blend that keeps every player involved in every turn until the very end. BuyWord is the second game in the Sid Sackson Signature Series.

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LetterFlipYour Price: $15.95 (20% savings!)

LetterFlip is the head-to-head word game where players use clever deduction and a little luck in a quest to reveal secret words.

Players take turns searching for the letters that make up their own secret words. As letters are revealed the secret word comes into focus. Be the first to reveal all your secret words and win!

LetterFlip is quick and easy to learn for all ages and levels. Discover the fun of LetterFlip!

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Word Sense Your Price: $8.95 (10% savings!)

Develop your lexiconic sixth sense with WordSense, the rapid-fire word game that goes anywhere you do! The thirty-one tiles and two dice fit neatly into the hard-sided carrying case for easy travel, and with so many variations in game play, WordSense will keep kids and adults alike engaged for hours. Players take turns flipping letter tiles and racing to think up words that contain those letters. For example, flip S-P-O, and call out STOP, POSTER, PREPOSTEROUS or OPPOSITE. Be the first to correctly call out a word, and keep the tiles. The player with the most points at game end is the winner.

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Crossword Pyramids Your Price: $39.95 (20% savings!)

If you enjoy crossword games and puzzles, you'll love Crossword Pyramids. If you want to improve your family's and friends' spelling, strategic thinking, and mathematical abilities, then Crossword Pyramids is the game for you!

Crossword Pyramids will provide endless hours of fun allowing players to really use their crossword and spelling skills. If you want to spell a 12-letter word and dazzle your opponents, go ahead. Bigger is better in this game. Use your own letters. Steal your opponent's letters! And, use the letters on the board. The unique design of this game allows players to make words from a constantly changing selection of 60 letters.

Waiting for your next turn has never been so exciting. Will your adversaries offer better choices or spoil your plan? Every word that your opponents remove from the board offers new opportunities and challenges.

Challenging? Of course! Complicated? Not at all. Crossword Pyramids is a superbly planned, easy to play, three-dimensional board game.

In the tradition of all CardChess International games, we are sure that you will feel as if you have played Crossword Pyramids before. Share in the excitement and remember the motto, "Spell to win".

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Play on Words Your Price: $8.95 (19% savings!)

Play on Words is a progressive, ten round, word-building card game. Lay down words that meet the round's requirement (the intensity level mounts with each new round), win by playing the remaining letter cards in your hand by changing words or adding to words on the table.

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PDQ Your Price: $8.95 (10% savings!)

Quick! Try to make a word out of the letters SMP. Sound SiMPle? How about PTR. Get the PicTuRe? In this lightning fast party game, it's an all-out race to be the first player to shout out a word using all three letter cards in play. Each round starts with a different set of letters - it's up to you to fill in the blanks. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game is the WNR!


WordXchange Junior Your Price: $22.95

WordXchange Junior, pits you against your rivals and against the clock in an all-out battle to make and keep words. The winner is the first to make and line up 5 words. The catch: No word is safe! You can steal words made by your opponents, add one or more letters and re-shuffle them into one of your own.

You've just made the word EAT and you're up one word. All's cool until your opponent draws an F, swipes your word EAT and transforms it into FATE. Get the idea? Now, you can make a new word or snatch FATE, add the letters S and an R and turn it into... FASTER!

WordXchange Junior includes the patented Original HexBoard and a 20-card set of word-cards specially designed to help kids make and steal words while boosting their word power. To increase play value and challenge of WordXchange Junior, a collection of booster card series (sold separately) are being developed.

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Squeeze Phrase Your Price: $11.50

A mind-bending word recognition game as players race to break coded word sequencesbreak codes, score points. Players are dealt a Squeeze Phrase card with 5 categories and a one-word code. The race to solve them is on. At any point a player feels they have correctly identified three codes, they have the option of going for bonus points by solving all five puzzles, or can pick up the "squeezie" and force all players to pass their cards. After four rounds, the player with the most points wins.

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Palabra Your Price: $12.95 (19% savings!)

Palabra is a creative mix of words and poker, with double and triple scoring cards that multiply upon each other and multiply your score by 4, 6, 9, 12, 18--whatever.

Stuck with a "Q," an "X," or a "Z?" Don't make a word. Put them in a flush or a straight. Did your opponent just make a 300 point combination? Don't fret. Cancel it with the "joker." Or "shave" it, and steal any part of it for yourself.

That's Palabra. Words, poker... and so much more. A variety of ways to score.

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Jumble Your Price: $15.95

In a race against time, players travel a surprise-filled game board attempting to be the first to reach finish by successfully unscrambling the most words. 600 word puzzles offer fun for the entire family with two levels of play and special word clues.

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Smart Mouth Your Price: $12.95 (14% savings!)

A pair of letters is released from the Letter Getter. Individual players or teams think of a word that has at least five letters using the beginning and ending letters from the Letter Getter. The first player or team to shout out a correct answer collects both tiles. The winner is the person or team with the most letter tiles after all 36 pairs have been used.

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My Word! Junior Your Price: $7.95

My Word! Junior is a word game for kids. Players quickly search for words they can form using letter cards placed on the table. The first player to call out a word using at least three cards wins those cards. Fast and easy to learn, My Word! Junior is the perfect game for kids, families and friends!

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My Word! Your Price: $7.95 (20% savings!)

This is a reworking of the Reiner Knizia game Diabolo. Because Diabolo was a word game created for the German market, it was largely unplayable to English speakers. Now it's time to add a word game to your Knizia collection! My Word! is a word game that plays like a party game! As soon as the My Word! letter cards are laid on the table, all of the players quickly search for words among the cards. The first player to call out a word using at least three cards wins those cards. Fast and fun, My Word! appeals to lovers of word games, and party games alike!

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Letter Head Your Price: $15.95 (20% savings!)

Letter Head is a dynamic word-forming card game that's engaging, interactive, challenging, addictive, and above all, fun. Players create words using a special deck of cards that have letters instead of numbers and points instead of suits. Missing a crucial letter? No problem! Canny players can bluff their opponents into thinking they've got every letter they need. Social skills and "emotional intelligence" are just as important as spelling ability.

But Letter Head isn't just one card game, it's an expandable game kit. Rules for fourteen additional games that can be played with the 124-card Letter Head deck are included. Games like: Word Slam: A raucous party game requiring a quick mind and quicker hands. Be the first to recognize a word using the shared cards and slam your word on the table before anyone else. Vultures: Every word you play becomes tasty carrion for the player following you to feast upon. And if you don't like your cards, you can always call for Fresh Meat. Red Handed: Players race desperately to earn cards they can use to catch the opposition red-handed. But beware: The more cards you collect, the more you'll be penalized if an opponent forms a word before you do. Seven-Letter Stud: The classic poker game with a twist: The best-scoring word wins the showdown. Take a Letter: A wicked variation of the old parlor game Concentration. Players must not only remember the locations of dozens of hidden cards, but must also manipulate them mentally to form words -- before their opponents do. Letter Head Solitaire and Crosswords Solitaire: Stranded on a desert island? You can even play Letter Head by yourself!

This word game for the new millennium proves once and for all that word games aren't just for eggheads. Tired of twos, fives, and (yawn) the nine of clubs? Once you try Letter Head, you'll never be satisfied with a deck of standard playing cards again!

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Upwords Your Price: $15.99

Upwords is the 3-dimensional word game that's stacks of fun. Build words across and down crossword-style on the 10 x 10 grid. Or stack letters on top of tiles already on the board. The challenge is to make new words each time. With 100 tiles, you can stack lots of letters to score high!

So rack 'em up, then stack 'em up to experience 3-dimensional word play at its very best!

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Word Games Resources

bonuswords.com/ Scrabble words help with this online Scrabble dictionary accessory.Download this online Scrabble game e-book about bonus/bingo Scrabble words for those who play Scrabble online or Scrabble board games offline. Ideal Scrabble help tool. Compatible with SOWPODS, OSPD3, TWL98 and other official Scrabble dictionaries.

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