"Instant classic: among the best of word games"
BuyWord is a game of words with a twist. You pay good hard cash to buy your letters, then form a word to sell at a profit, if you can. Your payoff depends on the letters in your word.
BuyWord mixes basic mathematics, money management, and good old-fashioned word-building in a simple, yet elegant blend that keeps every player involved in every turn until the very end.
Buyword plays great with 2, 3, or 4 players or as a solitaire game. In addition to the basic game, the rules include many variants.
# of Players: 1 - 4
Mfg Suggested Ages: 8+
Playing Time: 30+ min.
“With its combination of simple rules and simple goal, short play time (about 30 minutes), and the thrill of making long words, BuyWord scratches many of the itches word‐gamers seek to satisfy. Nobody would have guessed in 1948 that Scrabble would become the industry it is today ‐ maybe in 60 years we'll be saying the same thing of BuyWord.” ‐John Farrell, boredgamegeeks.blogspot.com
“After the first game, I wanted to play it again immediately, and after three games, I ranked it with Scrabble and Boggle.” ‐Gavin Edwards from BGG