"Thanks for teaching these b*tches how to win."– Jo Ellison, FT.com
One Up! is fabulous, frustrating, and unfair as hell.
Like all of our exclusive games, One Up! is original, real-world fun that's not only devilish and mental, but also educational–you'll get (old) schooled right away. Guaranteed to ruin any vacation or holiday, or "quality time" at home, 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, or take anywhere, anytime–it's quick, cutthroat, and perfectly-portable magic.
"A fast-paced cure for cabin fever." – REAL SIMPLE
Don't stay home without it! Seriously, One Up! is a fantastic gift for brainiacs and word lovers, and cutthroat-challenge junkies. Dads and grads. Birthdays. Moms'll love it too. Or bring One Up! on all your travels, your next dinner date, or birthday party, or vacation, and then drop the smart bomb...
What are you waiting for, Christmas?
Wise Up! is a wicked, wicked fun gift too.
You might also like Wise Up! – our wicked/smart party card game.
How to One Up!
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!
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" first. Damn!
Play continues, and everyone calls out new words as more letters are flipped over, and the stealing and cursing continues too. Just remember, all words are in play at all time. The player with the most words at the end wins.
Are you as smart as you think?
No board. No complicated rules. No mercy. Ha! Just wicked/smart cheap thrills for everyone: mind-to-hand combat that's guaranteed to completely ruin any family get together or summer vacation. Instructions can be explained in one minute, and games only take about a half hour or so, but get terrifically competitive real quick. You won't want to win as much as you'll want to show everyone who the smartest person in the room is... with impunity.
What One Up! comes with:
• 101 custom-made real-wood 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 or purse
The Perfect Travel Companion.
One Up! is a totally-original, fast, and effective antidote to sitting at home playing mindless video games or binge-watching Netflix, and chill. Better yet, take it anywhere your travels take you: beach, mountains, grandma's, or even The Ritz in Paris and smarten the world up a bit.
Seriously, why not try some intellectual distancing for a change instead?