“The longest word” dice game

Number of players
2-10
Recommended age
8+
Competition type
In pairs, all vs. all
Playing time
5
-25 min
Difficulty
Normal
Cost or investment

Brief description of the game

The object of this game is to create the longest word possible from the letters obtained by rolling the dice.
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How to play “The longest word”

Things you need to know before starting to play

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Number of players

Between 2 and 10 players, from 7 years old. For six players or more we recommend playing in pairs.

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What you need to play

You will need a pack of letter dice with scoring, a stopwatch to keep track of the duration of each round, and paper and pencil for each player.

We bought this nice dice pack at a great price on Amazon, which also includes a dice cup and an hourglass.

Dados de letras
juegos con dados de letras
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Deciding the time

You should agree on how much time you will have to create the words. We recommend 1 minute.

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Deciding the number of rounds

Several rounds will be played. You must agree on how many. We recommend starting with 4 rounds.

Goal of the game

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What do you need to do to win?

Create the longest possible word from the letters obtained after rolling the dice.

“The longest word” rules: playing a game

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Rolling dice and thinking of a word

The dice are rolled – no matter who rolls them – and the stopwatch is started. All players at the same time try to create the longest word they can think of with the letters they have come up with and write it on a piece of paper.

Round winner

The player who has created the word with the most letters is the winner of the round and can write down on his scoreboard the score obtained with his word.

In case of a tie in the number of letters, the one with the highest score wins (in the letter dice, each face is associated with a score according to the letter), and only they will score the points.

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Rule 1 – About vowels

If you get a single vowel or no vowel at all, you can re-roll the dice to change the letters.

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Rule 2 – About valid words

Proper nouns, verb tenses, words in other languages, abbreviations, and especially invented words are not allowed.

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Rule 3 – About a possible wildcard

Some packs of letter dice have a die with a joker on one side. The joker can be used as any letter but does not add points.

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Rule 4 – No aids

During a turn it is not possible to consult anywhere whether a word is valid or not.

Game over. Who wins?

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End of game

The game ends when the agreed rounds have been played.

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And the winner is…

At that time, the points obtained in each round are added up. The player with the most points is the winner.

Tips for playing “The longest word”

Having a dictionary handy

You can use a dictionary as a judge: only words that are in that dictionary are valid. And that’s all.

Variants

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Game played in pairs

If you play in pairs, both players can speak and actively participate in the creation of the words during their turn.

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Alternate ending – reaching a certain number of points

In this variant the game ends when a player reaches a certain number of points, for example 100 points.

Games like “The longest word”

With the same dice you can play Crossdice, a version of Scrabble with letter dice, or The Fastest Word, for us the most dynamic and fun game with letter dice.

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LOODENS rating

  
We think it is a game that everyone should try. In addition, the letter dice can be carried in any pocket or backpack and is therefore an ideal game to play anytime, anywhere. First practice with Crossdice and then challenge yourselves to The Longest Word.

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