SLAPDASH!

Designed by: Marcus Ross & Cara Heacock
Players: 3 - 6 Ages: 8+ Time: 15 minutes Files:  - 

SLAPDASH!

A competitive word game with some twists, Slapdash! takes stodgy word-building and turns it into a frantic good time. Each player is dealt two consonant cards, and a number of vowel cards are dealt to the center. These form the basis for building words. You can use all the letters except those in front of yourself. A timer is started, and players scramble to write a word on their dry erase boards. Here come the twists. First, starting with the quickest person, players take the cards of the letters they’ve used in their words, so you either have to be fast or use unusual letters to score. What’s more, for your play to be valid you have to follow a couple of offbeat rules that change each round. For example, you might have to draw something like flames or a cat or write the word in a special way, doubling each letter or making them upside down. This combination of constraints plus the time pressure makes for surprisingly stressful play, but in a good way. It also puts mere mortals on a more equal footing with Scrabble gods. (synopsis from http://www.theindiegamereport.com/played-at-protospiel-minnesota-2017/)