Paperback card / word game TL;DR Review

Paperback card game TL;DR game review

Paperback is a word game from Tim Fowers. There’s a whole lot of reviewers saying it’s like Scrabble, but we’d beg to differ. None of us are overly fans of Scrabble (we don’t hate it, but it’s not like we’re all “Hey let’s play Scrabble!”). Since Paperback hit the libraries of a couple of members shelves we’ve played it a lot, why? Because it’s good, it’s really good.

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In Paperback players try to make words from their hand of cards. The cards include wilds (any letter), single or double letters and some with special abilities. Get the most victory points and you win. We can’t cover all the rules because this is our TL;DR Review of Paperback, but know it all works seamlessly. Make a word, score a word, purchase new letters, clean up, it’s that simple.

The deck quality is really nice, though you probably will need to sleeve them because chances are you’ll be playing a lot, with gamers and non gamers. Paperback is a great game for the members of your family / friends who don’t usually play games, a highly accessible game that’s a whole lot of fun for gamers and non gamers alike. Get it.

  • Players: 2-5
  • Ages: 10+
  • Setup Time: A couple of minutes
  • Play Time: 40-50 minutes

Paperback card game TLDR game review