One Up! – Way faster and funner than Scrabble and Bananagrams.
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!
But wait a sec! The game has a cool, cutthroat 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.
No board. No complicated rules. No mercy – just wicked/smart cheap thrills for everyone: hand-to-hand combat that's guaranteed to ruin any family lockdown or quarantine.
A steal at any price never mind a measly $19.99...