One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game

In this game, players rush to form words from a pile of letters.

$17.50

War of Words

It's time to see who's the master of one-upmanship! Open this innocent-looking tin to reveal a bundle of innocent-looking lettered tiles and the beginning of a competitive, word-forming frenzy. Players are positioned around the central pile, and the tiles are flipped over one at a time. As soon as a word of three or more letters is spotted by a player, they can claim it as their own. But keep a sharp eye out—those words can be reformed and reclaimed as new letters are revealed! A fast-paced game for wild and wordy family fun. Made in China.

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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Ages
13+
Made from
tin, maple wood
Measurements
2.5" H x 4" dia.
Item ID
21949

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UncommonGoodsOne Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (18)
  • Entertaining (17)
  • Educational (16)
  • Interactive (13)
  • Easy to play (9)

Cons

  • Difficult instructions (6)

Best Uses

  • Family (16)
  • Adults (15)
  • Travel (8)
  • Children (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (10), Educator (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (21), No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Always loved Scrabble. Until One Up!...

I've never been a really avid Scrabble player, but I've been playing it less and less frequently lately since I don't have the time. I find Words with Friends fun, but I'm not...Read complete review

I've never been a really avid Scrabble player, but I've been playing it less and less frequently lately since I don't have the time. I find Words with Friends fun, but I'm not really a computer guy.

I saw One Up! over a friend of mine's house and asked him about it. He showed me how to play and I was hooked! Love it, love it. Games are fast and quick and really keep you on your toes! 15-20 minutes of synapses firing bing, bang, boom and I feel like my brain's been given a jolt of smart caffeine.

Buy this game now for all the word nerds in your life. You'll be the hero. Plug up the world's Word Gap with One Up!

p.s. Reading some of the other reviews, I just wanted to say that the instructions inside the can were easy to read and we've had no problems figuring out how to play.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rules are vague

My biggest complaint is that the instructions are very vague and when you have 3 lawyers playing, everyone starts to argue about the interpretation of the rules. We eventually googled it and found some...Read complete review

My biggest complaint is that the instructions are very vague and when you have 3 lawyers playing, everyone starts to argue about the interpretation of the rules. We eventually googled it and found some more helpful tips from other websites/blogs. All the same we had to impose a few house rules to make the game make sense. Our house rules may be the way the game is meant to be played but we'll never know with these vague instructions.

I also this game because I thought it was going to be fast paced. In reality though, it can take hours!!! To expedite the game, we gave each player only 1 minute on their turn to make a word.

Apart from those 2 things, we liked the game and how it makes you think :)

Reviewed by 25 customers

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5.0

Love this game...its addicting!

By 

from West Springfield, MA

About Me Parent, Puzzle Whiz, Word-lover

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Challenging
  • Educational
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Family
    • Travel

    Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

    Love the compact size and travelability. Liked that it can adapt to the age and skill level of the players.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Absolutely recommend!

    By 

    from NYC

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

      Great fun for the whole family, fast paced, kids asked to play again and again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
       
      5.0

      Great fun for all ages--compact and excellent quality!

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Play
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family
        • Travel

        Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

        easy to play individually or with teams. Have recommended to other families :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Fun word game with original ideas

        By 

        from Chicago, il

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

            Enjoyed

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Fun game!

            By 

            from Portland, Or

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Family

              Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

              Such a fun game! My mom and I are avid Bananagrams players, and she asked for this for Christmas. Great to have a new game to play with the family!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fun game!

              By 

              from Vermont

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

                Very fun game to play as a family! The instructions are straight forward and simple enough, and the more rounds you play the more creative the players get. I would recommend that if you have more than 4 people playing that you buy two sets so you have more pieces to play with. They go pretty fast when you have a lot of people playing.

                There was some confusion on when someone could steal another player's word(s) and make new words out of them (as long as you use a letter from the middle) - and if you're making multiple words if you had to say all the words you were going to make before you made them. Also if you could only create words if it was your turn, or if you could do it off turn. But so long as you decide what your stipulations for these rules are beforehand, it is a very mind-testing fun game that the whole family can enjoy!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Gift

                By 

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

                We bought this for my parents to play with their grandkids, and they all loved it.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was as promised.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Gift

                By 

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

                This was a gift for my brothers' family. They said it was more fun than Scrabble.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivered as promised.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Fun, fast paced game

                By 

                from Castle Rock, CO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family

                  Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

                  Tiles are a bit rough and quality not the best. The game is a lot of fun, however.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fun time

                  By 

                  from Anaheim, CA

                  About Me Educator, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Educational
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                  • Difficult Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Family

                  Comments about UncommonGoods One Up! - The Wicked/Smart Word Game:

                  This game is lots of fun if you're into word games. The directions could have been a little clearer about certain can and cannots. For example, it never said if you could split up word in order to make new words, or if all the letters had to stay together. If you have the word "please" and you pick up the letter "a", can you split it to make "pea" and "sale"? Other than that it was fun and I love that it's small enough to throw in the purse.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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