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Quiddler is the SHORT Word Game that is a delightful challenge for rookies and wordsmiths alike.

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Quiddler is the SHORT Word Game is a delightful challenge for rookies and wordsmiths alike. It is the perfect family game and great for parties, too!

The challenge of this short word game is to arrange your entire hand into words. Draw and discard each turn. Try to use your high point letters, but don't get caught with them in your hand.

The game plays in 8 rounds. Each player has 3 cards in the first round, 4 in the second and son on, up to 10. When a player goes out, everyone else has one last chance to draw and put down the words they can make.

There are two bonuses each round: one for the most words and one for the longest word!

What's Special About Quiddler:
Quiddler? is a beautiful word game with naturally smooth game play that plays fast. These are essentials for a successful game that few word games have. Using special cards, Quiddler? draws upon one's ability to combine letters into words. Players must combine their entire hand into words trying to use the highest point value letters. Quiddler? challenges you to do this first with three cards (round one), then with four, on up to ten cards in the last round. A bonus is given for both the longest word and the most words made by a player in each round. The average game takes 20-40 minutes.

Although it may appear that the person who knows the most words would consistently win, this is not the case when playing Quiddler?. There is a visual perception aspect that draws on combining the cards with the highest points into the words rather than the first words a player recognizes. There is also an element of strategy. Players who win often, don't go out at their first opportunity; on the other hand, sometimes they go out as soon as possible. Their actions are aimed at increasing their odds of getting either the longest word or the most words bonus.

The game works well for both beginning readers and accomplished word-game players. Youngsters can enjoy Quiddler? because players can win using short words. This results from the bonus for getting the most words in any round, which, of course, is obtained using short words like 'zoo.' Accomplished word lovers are challenged because of the bonus given for the longest word in any round, as well as the aspects noted above.

The solitaire rules included with Quiddler? result in endless hours of word challenges for the single player. Although each game is quick to play (about 15-20 minutes), people often play game after game.

Quiddler has won over 15 Best Game Awards, including:

  • MENSA Select
  • Parents' Choice
  • Newsweek - Perfect Present
  • Top-10 Most Wanted Card Games - TDmonthly

Contents: 118 cards, solitaire and group instructions.


Number of Players 1 to 8
Playing Time 30 minutes
Suggested Ages 8 and up
Demo Available Yes
Mechanics word game, card game, hand management, set collection, Mensa Select, Rummy Games, solo play
Designer Falco, Marsha J.
Publisher Set Enterprises
Year Published 1998
Binding Box
Condition New

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