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Tumblewords (Jump Right In!)

Designer/Publisher: Invisible City Games
Rules: http://www.invisible-city.com/play/119/tumblewords (Local)
Date Added: 2007 Feb 21
Boardgame Geek Entry: 17662
SDG Wiki Page: http://wiki.superdupergames.org/games/tumble
SDG Rank: 28 (12 points, 14 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Cards 'n Such, Unique Board, Word Game
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
186 28 moves 62d:21h:21m:30s 47.57% 185 games
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Tumblewords: It's like a cross between that game where you make words with tiles and that game where you drop checkers into a vertical grid. For two wordsmiths.

Available word lists include: English TWL 2006, English SOWPODS 2006, French ODS4.


Username Rating Comments
Aaron 2 I just love word games, and this one is just more fun for me than Scrabble. It helps that I don't have to know all the words beforehand =)
CleverHunk 2
invisiblejon 2 I may be biased since I'm the designer, but I'm very fond of Tumblewords. It's easy to understand, quick to play and has strategic elements.
bigby 1 Fun but lots of luck involved. Use the dictionary!
DNE 1
eperturmix 1
jeep 1
rootbeer 1
Zotmeister 1 Enjoyable on occasion. I feel like the scoring needs work. I recommend the 3-letter-word-minimum option.
anirtak 0
Cerulean 0 I'd rather play Anagrams or Scrabble.
dralius 0
Laurie_Menke 0 There appears to be a strong second-player advantage. Other than that, I would really love to see a version of this game where the dictionary was narrowed down to only the 5,000 or so most frequently used words. As is, I feel that there's a strong luck factor. I bet you can't find anyone on SDG who hasn't been pleasantly surprised to find they got more points than they expected due to some obscure word.
molnar 0 OK, but slow and not really my thing.


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