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Paperback: The Game

By Fowers Games Inc.

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You are an author trying to finish kitschy paperback novels. Complete Westerns, Science Fiction, Romance or even a Crime Noir. Live the dream — and maybe pay the bills.

Word-building meets deck-building in the unique game Paperback. Players start with a deck of letter cards and wild cards. This is like their own bag of ‘scrabble’ tiles. With each hand of cards you make a word and score it. This score is how much money you have to purchase more cards for your deck. Collect cool letters with abilities, such as drawing more cards or double word score. Buy Novel cards to gain ‘fame’ points to win the game!

Here's what people have said about the hit boardgame that is in it's fifth print run:

"I've had this game for a month or two now and I honestly believe it to be one of the best games of the year." - HeirToPendragon

"It seems impossible that this game didn't exist before 2014. So simple and so much fun to play!"
- Crystal Pisano

• Hotseat play with up to 4 players
• 3 levels of AI opponents
• Tons of cool card powers
• Classic pulp novel artwork
• Win with wordsmithing or power combos - up to you!

Keep your eye out for updates - online multiplayer coming soon.

What's New in Version 1.0.6

Added "How To Play"


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Customer Reviews

Very good, could be better

The game is a definite keeper. I have played it over all over again. It is my favorite word game. The one improvement I would suggest is to work on the A.I. When I play the game I select three A.I. opponents. I set the intelligence level to all be at the highest level (smarter AI). My complaint is that they do not play as a person would. In other words if they have no chance of winning they will still select to buy one of the fame cards that will trigger the end of the game. A human would not do that. He or she would bypass that option in the hope of being able to buy a more expensive fame card in the next hand. In other words, the smarter A.I. could be strategically smarter instead of just having a larger vocabulary. If that were done then the game would be a solid five stars.

Needs a dictionary update

This game would be more fun if the dictionary governing the words were mire accurate. First, if you play against a computer entity (AI) , the game allows some pretty arcane words. I am okay with that. Hey, I can always learn something and do look up the words I do not recognize. But some of the words it allows clearly do not exist. But secondly, it does NOT allow blog or statin or other words it should.
That aside, the game is fun. If there were more letter choices the fun would improve but all in all, a good game. But......please tell me what the word LBRISTO means????????

So close...

I agree is is very entertaining but can be very frustrating when you enter a word you know, and can google, is legitimate but it prohibits (like, say, "Stilton" - a cheese) and yet it pulls words out of who knows where (one was a form of music from the latter half of the 13th century, or a Latin word for a particular piece of clothing). A better dictionary would push this game up to the top.

Here's two more: "solids"
The definition of a sloid is another spelling for slojd, the educational system based on making crafts, created in Finland by Uno Cygnaeus in 1865. An example of sloid is a required woodworking class in Swedish schools.

And "dacoity"

Dacoity is a term used for "banditry" in Bengali, Odiya, Hindi, Kannada and Urdu. The spelling is the anglicized version of the Hindustani word and as a colloquial Indian English word with this meaning, it appears in the Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases (1903).


Paperback: The Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Size: 55.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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