About this project
wordsmith: a person skilled with words.
WordSmith is a non-stop word-building party card game. Players combine one card from their hands and cards from the center to make words.
- Fast-paced real-time?Check!
- Family fun for all ages? Check!
- Educational? Check!
What's In the Box (Core Edition)?
- 1 Cool Metal-looking tuck box for the game
- 1 Rules Card to get you smithing
- 107 WordSmith Letter Cards
Campaign Ended? You can still pre-order WordSmith Core on Swish!
Included with the Limited Edition: Kickstarter Exclusives!
Shuffle the deck. Reveal 10 cards in the center. Deal each player 3 cards. Once the game begins, a player can use 1 card from their hand to make a word with any number of cards in the center at any time! Say the created word out loud, take the center card(s) you used for scoring later, and leave the card from your hand in the center.
There are NO turns! This is a game of speed!
TIP: Four-lettered words are the easiest, but you can use as many cards from the center as you want!
The rules are simple enough to be condensed down to a 2.5in x 3.5in poker card which is included in the game!
Still confused? Watch the Gameplay Video!
The core version of WordSmith includes 107 Letter Cards and 1 Rules card. At the next pledge level, the Limited Edition set will include the full core version cards plus all the unlocked stretch goals and rewards available.
New Rules: Solitaire, Casual, and Team Modes? I'll write up another rules card and include it with the Limited Edition Version. I'll make the new rules card image available for print/download for Journeyman backers. These rules will also include more information on how the bonus cards work!
Filler cards: more cards will be added to the WordSmith Limited Edition deck to support: "KS", "TY", "IM" bonus cards. These 4-point words are a challenge!
$4000 Wild Wild West
4 Wild Cards will be added to the Limited Edition Version. These cards are worth zero points and can be used for ANY letter combination.
$4500 PIRATE on deck!
PI- RA-TE - argghh matey! These cards be pirate themed letting players plunder a face down card after making a new word! Limited Edition Version Only!
Update: ZOOLIGANS UNLOCKED!
Zooligans Campaign has ended!
We've partnered with this fun animal collecting game Zooligans to bring more rewards to both supporters! If 15 people cross pledge on both campaigns, we'll unlock 3 new WordSmith cards: 'AN', 'IM', 'AL' and add them to the Limited Edition version. To activate this reward make a pledge on Zooligans (as well as WordSmith) and leave a comment on both.
"I escaped the Zoo!" or "The forge was too hot!"
Review from Bower's Game Corner
"One of the most versatile games I've ever played. 8 players or 2 players, Wordsmith is always a good time."
- Bower's Game Corner
Allusgeeks.com video preview
"This is a FAST, WELL-MADE, party GAME that can be universally enjoyed. Do you KNOW how MANY points I JUST scored writing THIS?"
Jeff King - All Us Geeks
Because it rocks? Yes, and also, using Kickstarter is a great way to reach larger audiences for the first print run. It also gives people a chance to sign up and pre-order the game before it's sold to the general public.
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This fast paced party game may cause drink spills and possible injury to other players if not played carefully. Please use an open playing area and a moderately paced playing speed to avoid these consequences.
Let's Kickit forward! 5% of the profits from the WordSmith Kickstarter will be reinvested into other Kickstarter Projects. Together as a community we can do some exciting things! Let's make it happen.
Missed the campaign? You can still pre-order WordSmith on Swish!
Risks and challenges
I have all of the designs ready ( minus Kickstarter Stretch goals ) and I've done some test prints with the manufacturer. A minimum order for bulk pricing costs around $5000. I'm asking for $3500 and plan on purchasing the rest to distribute locally.
Most likely I'll be using a fulfillment company to help deliver and send out the copies of WordSmith once they are ready.
I estimate that it will take one month to produce the games and ship them to me and then another month for to fulfill and ship out the copies.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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