Wordoku Review (Calliope Games)

What It Is

Calliope Games' Wordoku is for 1-6 players, ages 8+. It's a tile-based word game and it typically take about 20-30 minutes to play. Included are 150 Letter Tiles, 15 Award Tokens, a scorepad, and a storage pouch. Your goal is to create as many words as you can, within a grid, and before 5 minutes is up. The game is played in three rounds. Lay tiles face-down, so you can see their symbols. Pick 16 tiles, and make sure that you get 4 of each symbol: clovers, stars, squares, and circles. Move around your tiles to create as many 3 or 4 letter words as you can - but remember that you need to stay within a 4x4 grid. Along the way, you can swap out one tile per symbol, and you can also use one wild tile per symbol. For a wild, flip the tile. Try to create balanced words, where each letter is a different symbol - that will score you more points. Each letter in a word will earn you one point. Balanced words will earn you double points. Wild tiles earn zero points. At the end of each round, winners get Victor tokens and when you improve upon your old score in a new round, you get a Personal Best token. The player with the most awards after three rounds wins. 

Is It Fun?
Yes.  It's challenging but also fun to race against the clock and compete against your friends.  
Who It’s For
Fans of word and spelling games, ages 8+.
What To Be Aware Of
You will need a phone or timer to play.  
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