Keyword by Waddingtons (1953)
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Keyword - A Cross Word Game
Publisher: Waddingtons, 1953
|Board Game||Word||1 to 4||12+ Years||No dice||No|
A beautifully produced and engaging Scrabble variant, an ideal gift for word lovers. Each player has a different coloured rack. The major differences to Scrabble are: (1) scores are based solely on the number of letters (5 points per letter) so "zephyr" scores the same as "airman" (although a variation with Scrabble letter scores could easily be played); (2) placing a tile on a square of your colour means the letter scores 10 points; (3) a letter placed on a keyword square receives 25 points (or 50 points if it is in the correct colour); and (4) an additional 50 points is awarded if the player spells the keyword, which is the uppermost card of the keyword cards (and a new keyword is turned over). A solitaire version of the game is also included.
This game cost 17 shillings (or 85 pence) when it was first produced.
The Condition of the Game For Sale
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The game is complete - everything listed in the contents is in the box
The contents are in excellent condition
Some minor marks on the reverse of the board; some minor specs on the board. Some creasing to the rules.
The box is in excellent condition considering its age
The box lid has old tape marks and a surface tear to one corner. The original price label (17 shillings) is still attached. Old tape marks and small tear to one edge of the box bottom.
The Mailing Costs for Keyword
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Buyers Guide To Keyword
Some Keyword boxes have a white edge, others light green. We believe the light green edge is the first edition.
Information about Waddingtons
Waddingtons was a UK publisher of card and board games between 1922 and 1994, when the company was bought by Hasbro. Founded by John Waddington and Wilson Barratt, the company was originally called Waddingtons Limited and its name changed several times, including to Waddington's House of Games in the 1970s.
Waddingtons was arguably Europe's best game manufacturer, producing classic board games such as Cluedo, Formula 1, Buccaneer,Totopoly and, of course, Monopoly. Waddingtons playing cards are also highly collectable.
Keyword by Waddingtons (1953)
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