The Art of the Steal
We teamed up with local artist Cate V Cataldo (CVC) to create a limited edition of our best-selling One Up! – "the wickedest word game in the world."
Her 15th century maiolica-inspired designs, all hand-painted and subtle variations on the ceramica theme, are instant classics and highly-collectible.
CVC x Old's Cool Company "Deruta" Special Edition – $39.99.
A fabulous one-of-a-kind gift.
While supplies last.
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:
Machiavelli 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. And remember, all words are in play at all times. 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 solid wood letter tiles.
• The wild "uppity" tile that can be used as any letter.
• Concise and easy-to-read instruction sheet.
• Classy and perfectly-portable metal travel tin.
• One million words and worlds of fun in your pocket.