Tonight we played a really fun word game called PDQ which stands for Pretty Darn Quick from Gamewright. If you like word games this one is perfect. It’s more difficult than it sounds, we loved the challenge and even got stumped a few times. It’s a quick game so it’s easy to play for a quick family night during the week after homework and dinner.
PDQ from Gamewright is a fast-paced card and word game that will really challenge your vocabulary. You will try to beat other players at using the letters in front of you to form a word. It seems simple at first but you quickly realize it’s harder than it looks. It’s a great educational game that really gets you and the kids thinking and using those verbal and vocabulary skills.
1 Deck of PDQ Cards
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
This game is designed for ages 10 and up but can be played with as many players as you like. It is more challenging for younger kiddos just because it involves coming up with words and some of the letter combinations can be difficult. If you enjoy puzzle or word games this one is a lot of fun. It really gets your thinking.
Is It Fun:
Yes, we had a lot of fun playing it. We enjoy playing word games with our older children, it’s a fun way to challenge each other and yourself. You will be racing against the other players so that can be a lot of fun to see who can come up with a word quickest. We really enjoyed it.
Gameplay is very easy. To start, shuffle the deck of cards and decide who will be the dealer or if you will take turns dealing. We decided to just have one dealer and everyone played.
Once you have the deck shuffled, the dealer will deal three cards at a time. You place on in the middle, then one to the left and then one to the right. Each card will have a letter on it. Your job is to come up with a word that is at least 4 letters long, it must start with one of the outside cards, and it must include all three letters in order throughout the word. You can have as many letters as you want between the three letters but they must be in order to count.
In this example, words that would work would be hump, push, pushy, pushing, punish, punished, punishing, and I’m sure there are more but you get the idea.
The first person to say a qualified word wins that round and will collect the three cards. Set them to the side for later. If two players say a word at the same time the player with the word with the most letters wins the round. If both words have the same amount of letters in a tie then no one wins just set the cards aside. Keep playing until you have played through the entire deck. Each player will count the cards they have collected. The player with the most cards wins the game.
No concerns. Just be mindful of the age suggestion, it would be difficult for a younger player.
Where Can You Find It:
Purchase this game at Gamewright!
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