Sound Out Review (Twisted Diction)

Sound Out
What It Is

Use your eyes and ears to play the new game Sound Out. In this card game, players combine phonetic sounds to spell words. There are different ways to play the game, but they all stem from the basic gameplay of players creating words using the cards in their hands. 

In the basic version, each player has a hand of four consonants and three vowels. You'll notice that each card shows a symbol of the International Phonetic Alphabet on it. There is also a smaller word printed on each card to give you an example of the sound. And there are numbers on each card to denote how many points the card is worth. Players take turns creating words from the cards in their hands, totaling up their points for that play, and drawing from the decks to always have seven cards in their hands. You can also pass your turn. Once you've reached a set turn limit or one of the card decks runs out, the game is over, and the player with the most points wins.

For a different way to play, you can try to set up the words in a crossword, set a time challenge for the game, add in a Go Fish element to find the sounds you need, or add a Rummy element when it comes to picking cards from the decks. 

Is It Fun?

This is a word game that uses sounds to create words instead of letters. It's definitely challenging and may take players a few turns to understand how the sounds go together. But it's a fun challenge that will take your love of word games to a new level. 

Who It’s For

Sound Out is for two to seven players ages 6 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game includes 160 cards and instructions.

There is a classic version of the game in black and white, as well as limited-edition red, blue, and green versions. Each is sold separately.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy