"Thank you for teaching these b*tches how to win."
– Jo Ellison, The Financial Times
One Up!, like all of our games, is all-new, real-world fun that's not only unfair, frustrating, and physical, but also educational–you'll know who's smart and ruthless right away. Guaranteed to ruin any vacation or holiday (especially Thanksgiving), and to turn your family and friends into "greedy, self-serving punks," if they all aren't already. One Up! comes in a handy travel tin that you can give to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Perfect for dads and grads, and moms too. Or take it to your next dinner invite or birthday party instead of a bottle of wine, and drop the smart bomb...
What are you waiting for, Christmas?
How to play.
One Up! takes a nimble mind, as everyone tries to be the first person to make a word from the tiles that are face-down in the center. Take turns flipping one tile over at a time: first an "A", then an "R" and then a "T". Shout it out, and don't be shy–"ART!" Keep turning over tiles one at a time, in turn, until another word of three or more letters can be made.
Where our hero, Johnny Mustard, takes you on a quick tour:
Stealing is the name of the game.
But wait a sec! The game has a cool, cutthroat twist: any player's words can be stolen by anyone else by simply adding a letter. If an "M" is turned over, and since you already have the word "ART", I can call out "MART" and take it from you. It's my word now, so pound sand.But anyone can snatch it back if an "S" is flipped over and they yell out "SMART." Damn! Everyone continues calling out new words as the letters are flipped over. But remember, all words are in play at all time. The player with the most words wins.
One Up! is wicked easy. And wicked hard.
No board. No complicated rules. No mercy–just wicked/smart cheap thrills for everyone: hand-to-hand combat that's guaranteed to quickly ruin any family lock-down or quarantine. Games only take about a half hour or so, and gets terrifically competitive real quick–you won't want to win as much as you'll want to steal everyone else's words. As well as crush their will to live.
What One Up! comes with:
• 101 custom-made heavy-duty card stock letter tiles.
• A wild "uppity" tile that can be used as any letter.
• Concise and easy-to-read instruction sheet.
• Classy and perfectly-portable metal travel tin.
• 1,000,000 words and worlds of fun in your pocket.
Don't stay home without it.
You can take One Up! anywhere you want to go: beach, mountains, grandma's, or even The Ritz in Paris if you'd like. Better yet, One Up! is a totally-original, fast, and effective antidote to the cooped-up, Corona Virus blues. Seriously, why not try some intellectual distancing this time of year instead?