Game Classification

Wordox Sierra On-Line (U.S.A.), Sierra On-Line (U.S.A.), 1999  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Wordox is a multi-player game where the player tries to steal others letters and avoids having his own letters stolen. All players can see a common rack of letters that can be used to form a word. The first player to take his turn must drag tiles from the tile tray to the board to create a word that touches the middle of the board (the green circle). The tiles placed down must be connected together in a single row or column. One point is scored for each tile that the player owns. If he makes words using another player's tiles, the player takes ownership of their tiles, thus taking points away from their score and adding them to your own.

If a tile is placed on an orange space, a player is awarded a special temporary Orange Point. If he places a tile on a pink square, the number of Orange Points that he has accumulated will be added to his score, the board will clear, and all other players will have their Orange Points taken away. The time per player turn and the score to win can be specified by the person creating the table (usually from 50 for a two-player game down to 30 for four players).

The easiest way to steal a whole word is to add S to make a plural but whoever sets up the table can choose a no S-steals option to make it more difficult. Also, putting a word parallel to an existing one can steal multiple letters from it as long as all the resulting touching tiles form valid words. Knowing a list of all valid 2 and 3-letter words is an advantage in doing this. Avoiding making words that will allow an opponent to make another from it to clear the board is also essential. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Browser (Flash)