1-8 players Suitable for ages 8+ Play time 35 minutes
Quiddler, is a beautiful word game with naturally smooth gameplay that plays fast. These are essentials for a successful game that few word games have.
Using special cards, Quiddler draws on one's ability to combine letters into words. Players must combine their entire hand into words trying to use the highest point value letters. Quiddler challenges you to do this first with three cards (round one), then with four, on up to ten cards in the last round. A bonus is given for both the longest word, and the most words made by a player in each round.
Although it may appear that the person who knows the most words would consistently win, this is not the case when playing Quiddler. There is a visual perception aspect that draws on combining the cards with the highest points into the words rather than the first words a player recognizes. There is also an element of strategy.
Players who win often don't go out at their first opportunity on the other hand, sometimes they go out as soon as possible. Their actions are aimed at increasing their odds of getting either the long-word or the most-words bonus.
OBJECT: To obtain the highest number of points by combining the cards in your hand into words. The words must use two or more cards.