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Episode 274: Word Slam is Major Fun


 

Release Date: Oct. 17, 2017

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Running Time:   50 min.

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Word Slam is a team-based word guessing game.

One teammate provides clues in the form of word cards on a rack.

Can your team guess the target word first?

Now this might sound like many other party games BUT... Word Slam does something different. Something noteworthy. Something ridiculously simple and ridiculously fun. 

Word Slam forces each team to use a fixed set of words as clues.

The challenge and the joy in the game comes from the very clever omissions from the decks of words you use as clues. The word you want is never there, so the game pushes you to be creative with the words provided. To find freedom inside the limitations imposed. 

This simple twist - limiting the language you can use to communicate with your team makes Word Slam both frustrating and fun, because, in a very real way, the fun comes from the frustration.

Listen in to learn more about the game and why we think it is unequivocally Major Fun!

Show notes continue after the break.

Word Slam     Thames & KOSMOS  |  BGG  |  Buy

Designer: Inka & Markus Brand

Publisher: KOSMOS, Thames & Kosmos

3-99 players  45 min   ages 12+   MSRP $39.95

Music credits include:

Boy Meets Goy (Grand Slam)  by Benny Goodman  |  the song

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