WordTov is a word board game by WORDTOV, LLC wordtov.com of Miami Beach, FL (12 projects backed)
Inventor: Michel Nizon
Funding Goal: $26,000 ending Tue, Dec. 9th 2014 at 5:00 AM CST.
This is a first created project. www.kickstarter.com/projects/1505341370/wordtov-the-board-game-of-dramatic-reversals
The First Impression:
Video (:38): Short and sweet. Music and voice narration was professional (music to voice levels are perfect). Great game commercial with two players creating words, flipping letters and having fun.
Game Logo: Simple and clean logo using blue and red tiles (same tiles found in the game). The blue and red tiles hint word game with a twist. Well done!
Game Name and Slogan: WordTov: Catchy name. Easy to remember. Sorry, not sure what Tov means (I even used Google). Maybe Mazel tov-esque? The slogan is creative. It conveys that the game could change with the flip of a few tiles. Do I get any points for the word conveys?
Project Page: Starts with a nice backstory and why Michel started the Kickstarter project. Encourages players to offer feedback, etc. on the game. Shows eleven (11) screen shots of how the game flows (makes the concept seem simple). It also questions: “What would your next move be?” (I like the interaction of this question and screen shot). Shows the benefits of their word game and what’s in the game box. Offers a short backstory on the patent pending game tiles. Lists game rules at a glance and breaks down the letter tiles. The “Risks and challenges” section is waterproof. Everything has already been done! Michel just needs help with the manufacturing cost per game.
Game Design: Clean and simple game board, and I mean clean and simple. The game board offers eight (8) white squares found in front of the two players, indicating the number of current letter tiles in use. This is found on a black game board with tile square outlines and the game logo in one corner. That’s it. Everything you need to play the game with no distractions. To be honest, nothing else is needed. That’s because the tiles steal the show. The game tiles are a true one-of-a-kind piece of art. A must see for yourself design. Enough said.
Game Review (first impression): WordTov seems like a normal word game at first glance. But don’t be fooled. This game allows the player to capture the other player’s words in an attempt to color the board in blue or red. To win is simple, spread color (blue or red), across the board, making sure to have the most color on the board when the game tiles can no longer be placed.
Closing Thoughts: I would recommend reviewing this game, but only if dominating someone at a game of wits is a true passion. The pledge amounts seem fair with free shipping in the U.S. and Europe.
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