Strap on your jet pack and arm your sharks with lasers, because it is time to get villainous!
It’s the 1970’s and super villains all around the world are stealing artifacts. Will you become the most notorious villain of them all?
Word Domination, by Uproarious Games, is an area-control spelling game for 2-4 players. We got to take an up-close look at it at Gen Con.
During the game you take control of letters by spelling words each round and placing your cubes on the letters you used. Your opponents may steal them from you by spelling other words that use some of the same letters. Once you have 2 tokens on a letter, you can “Steal” it and use its abilities (and making it unavailable for your opponents to use in their words). The game ends after 6 rounds and whomever has managed to get the most infamy points wins.
Andrew: It may look somewhat like someone was inspired by Letter Tycoon, but doesn’t really share mechanics with it. Area control mashed up with spelling is a neat approach; this one could be really good!
Ryan Goldsberry (Paperback and Burgle Bros.) illustrated the 1970s-era bond villains for the game. They add a certain hand-wringingly, monologuing flair that gives the game character.
Andrew Colin Beck was the mastermind behind the letter tiles which represent the treasures that the villains are plotting to steal.
Word Domination is on Kickstarter right now and for a pledge $30 or more you get one copy of the game plus all stretch goals. The campaign includes add-ons for a custom playmat and copies of Paperback by Tim Fowers. Head on over to the Kickstarter page for more info.