This is my review of UPWORDS. 1996 PARKER GAMES. THE 3D GAME OF HIGH RISE WORD BUILDING..
Having been introduced to this recently as an alternative to scrabble, it takes a while to get used to the different technique of changing words by building them up vertically to a maximum of five tiles in height. This often means changing short simple words in a "race to the top", rather than aiming to achieve long ones with high value tiles on squares giving double/triple word or letter scores. I suspect Upwords is less sophisticated and satisfying than Scrabble in terms of the potential to create interesting words, but it presents a new and different challenge.