Games somewhat similar to Scrabble

This page should be superseded by Graham Toal's list of Letter-by-Letter Word Games.

This is only a list of references to Web pages and other resources, intended to help visitors interested in other games get to a more useful place. Unlike the Scrabble FAQ, it doesn't purport to be a resource itself.




I don't know of any organized UpWords activity in English, although its manufacturer held a very short tournament (one game each of UpWords, Boggle and Scrabble) to introduce it in 1983. Also, a nationwide UpWords competition (on the 10 x 10 boards standard there) was planned in Hungary for October 1998. On the Net, there are this brief description, a photo and a source for Braille and low vision versions. There are two official versions on CD-ROM: the e-mail version is free; and a regular version.

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