Number of Players: 2-5
Age Group: 8+
Time To Play: 30-45 minutes
Another award-winning game from Breaking Games, Letter Tycoon was chosen as a Mensa Mind Games Winner for 2015!
Build Your Alphabet Empire!
Build words, buy letters and score big! Use your hand of 7 cards plus any of the 3 community cards to make a word worth valuable money and stocks. Collect letter patents to earn royalties and invoke unique privileges. Patents, money and stocks add up to victory. Create the most valuable alphabet empire and YOU can become the Letter Tycoon!
Full disclosure -- I was a playtester for the game
This game was a great idea from the very first playtest. The play is fast and great for kids and adults. It certainly helps kids to learn spelling and new vocabulary words!
It's like painless learning for the children...and I love it when they would pull out a big word for a ton of points.
Super replayability as well.
So, you wanna build a word, eh? Better put your letter factories to work, kid: the longer the word, the more money you make. Ah, I see you have a “G” in your word. That’s a really nice letter–in fact, I happen to hold the patent on “G,” so I’m gonna collect some royalties now. Go ahead, let’s see who’s the real Letter Tycoon.
Letter Tycoon is a newer word game that takes the timeless mechanisms of these games, and updates them with meaningful decisions and different paths to victory making it approachable and family friendly.
Full disclosure, my husband designed this game. Having said that I can share that this is a fantastic game. I normally don't like word games. You could never get me to play scrabble. With Letter Tycoon, the fact that you get to "own" the letters gives the game a whole new dynamic and makes it so that even if you can't make the biggest words you're still fully in the game. I've played it with our kids starting with they were about 7 9 and up to now at ages 10 and 12 and they love it. I've played it at adult game nights and everyone loves it too. Pick this one up. You won't regret it!