EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

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EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by hoost » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:30 pm

Hey everyone! I could use some help with a game I'm designing called EFFWORDS. It's like Scrabble, but here's the catch: players can only play fake words that they make up!

Each turn, one player plays a fake word, and the rest of the players have to submit cards with definitions to define the word. The player who submitted the best definition earns points.

Playtesting has gone really well so far, and I’ve come up with about 400 definitions! The problem is that some of the definitions fall flat, and I could use some help writing some better ones.

If you want to help, please post some advice! Or if you have definitions of your own in mind, post those as well! I'll make sure to give you credit in the game!! :)

If you are interested in keeping up with the project, you can follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook. You can also post your definitions there as well!

Oh, here are a few of my favorite definitions so far:
1. The unlikely but delicious combination of french fries and ice cream.
2. The stuff mystery meat is made of.
3. The monsters under your bed.
4. The secrets dolphins tell each other.
5. A taco with a vengeance.
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:36 pm

.. best of luck hoost .. the compulsory Dictionary of Effwords will naturally follow and be known as the Effdic .. a reality TV show where each week a person with the least number of Eff words is taken, at the end of the show, to a foreign land where nobody speaks english and is left there with only a passport and $10 .. this is known as lingustranding and can be fatal .. there will be a spin-off TV show where an Effdromist specialist will diagnose people's problems and tell them which Cydrome they have and give them the website where they can join a support group .. there will be a live aspect of this show where people, who have self-diagnosed their Cydrone through YouTube, can skype in live and tell how they recovered using heurocybosism ..

enjoy

WoZ playing a magnisonant game
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by hoost » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:10 pm

LMAO! You are brilliant!
If I ever create an Effwords Dictionary, would it be alright if I called it Effdic?? That's just genius.
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by Wizard of Oz » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:57 pm

.. just a small note of recognition as to where the title came from .. and a small vote to my favourite Alice line listed below ..

WoZ in Wonderland
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by hoost » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:11 am

Oh I didn't even notice the quote in your signature! That would be a really wonderful quote to put somewhere in the game. Someone suggested that I also put this funny Sarah Palin tweet somewhere: "'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'"
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:58 am

This clip illustrates the essential truth expressed in WoZ's signature quotation...
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by hoost » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:01 pm

Haha that was really cute!
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu May 07, 2015 11:31 am

.. big sisters always pick on their little brothers .. just ask me .. but it is interesting the difference between "mean" and "meaning" ..

WoZ never meaning to be mean
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by hoost » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:09 am

Sorry I haven't responded in a while. I've been busy preparing for the Kickstarter! We just launched today!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ef ... d-up-words

I'd love to hear any feedback you all have about the artwork and the video! :)
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by Wizard of Oz » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:36 am

.. hoost just checked out your website .. it is very easy to follow and gives all the information in easy to understand steps .. I presume that it was you who did the wrap-up .. unfortunately I can't provide financial support due to being a self-funded retiree but I did share the link to my facebook friends .. hope you make your goal ..

WoZ feeling cosafludilated
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Re: EFFWORDS: Scrabble meets Apples to Apples!

Post by hoost » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:36 pm

Yeah that was me doing the wrap-up. Thanks for sharing the link! I appreciate it :)
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