Snippets Review (The Master Theorem Games)

What It Is

How many words can you think of that have the snippet "for" in them? That's what you're trying to do in the word game Snippets. A Snippet is a short sequence of letters that can be found as a whole at the beginning, middle, or end of words. There are 300 snippets in this game, divided into three difficulty levels of easy, medium, and hard. 

You flip over a Snippets card to see which snippet everyone will be playing with for that round, and then all players get 60 seconds to write down as many words as they can think of that contain that snippet. After time is up, players compare words. If words match, those get crossed out. If your word is not valid, it gets crossed out. Any remaining words earn you one point each. There are also special Creativity Bonuses, Brainiac Bonuses, and Special Bonuses that can earn you even more points. The player with the most points wins the round and takes the Snippets card. Then you play another round. The first player to win three Snippets cards wins the whole game.

Is It Fun?

This game is easy to learn how to play, but it will definitely challenge your knowledge of vocabulary. It will probably be pretty funny and surprising at times to hear what people wrote down. You might even surprise yourself! This is a fast-paced game that kids and adults can play together, and if you like word games, then this one will be a welcome addition to your next game night.

Who It’s For

Snippets is for two to eight players ages 10 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game comes with four answer pads, four pencils, four scoring cheat sheets, and 300 cards. You'll need to provide your own 60-second timer.

A Snippets Junior Expansion Pack is also available that makes the game suitable for kids from ages 6 to 10. It comes with 100 cards and retails for $12.99.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy