"Thank you for showing us b*tches how to win."
– Jo Ellison, The Financial Times
You're welcome, Jo!
Seriously, are you tired of the same old, same old "fun and games?"
So are we.
One Up! is an all-new classic – a wicked/smart word game that's not only unfair, frustrating, and physical, but also competitive as hell: you'll know who's brilliant and ruthless and who's going to take things lying down right away. It's faster and funner than Scrabble and Bananagrams, and guaranteed to liven-up any family get-together, vacation, or holiday hoedown or throwdown
How to play.
One Up! takes a nimble mind, as everyone tries to be the first person to make a word from the tiles that are turned over, one at a time, from the center: first an "A", then an "R" and then a "T". Shout it out, and don't be shy: "ART!" Continue flipping tiles over, in turn, until another 3-letter word can be made. Call it out!
Stealing is the name of the game.
But wait a sec! The game has a cool, wicked twist: any player's words can be stolen by anyone else by simply adding a letter. If an "M" is turned over, and since you already have the word "ART", I can call out "MART" and take it from you. It's my word now, so pound sand.
But anyone can snatch it back if an "S" is flipped over and they yell out "SMART." Damn! Everyone continues calling out new words as the letters are flipped over. But remember, all words are in play at all time. The player with the most words at the end wins.
One Up! is wicked easy. And wicked hard.
No board. No complicated rules. No mercy – just wicked/smart cheap thrills for everyone: hand-to-hand combat that's guaranteed to quickly ruin any family lockdown or quarantine. Games only take about a half hour or so, and gets terrificly competitive real quick – you won't want to win as much as you'll want to steal everyone else's words. As well as their will to live.
One Up! comes with:
• 101 custom-made wooden letter tiles
• Concise and easy-to-read instruction sheet
• Classy and perfectly-portable go-anywhere metal travel tin
Word of the Week (WoW)
We've learned so much playing One Up! with our friends and fans from around the world, that we thought we'd regularly offer up an unusual or interesting word, for your edification and amusement, and call it Word of the Week (WoW).
This week's WoW is:
paladin – a hero or admired protagonist
Don't stay home without it.
One Up! is a totally-original, fast, and effective cure for the boreddom blues, and makes a great gift for any occasion: Christmas, birthdays, weddings, graduations, and even Valentine's Day. Not! Seriously, spread the word, not the virus!
Gift-wrapped and ready to go for $21.98.