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Publisher: Out of the Box Publishing
Product Code: OTB-1793
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Word on the Street

In Word on the Street, players – either individually or in teams – try to claim letter tiles from the game board. To set up the game, seventeen letter tiles (all the consonants in English other than j, q, x, and z) are placed in a strip down the center of the game board – the median strip of the street, if you will, which has two "traffic lanes" on either side of it. On a turn, one team is presented with a category such as "types of fruit" or "something a player is wearing", and that team has thirty seconds to come up with an answer in that category, then move the letters in that word toward their side of the game board. Any letters in the word that are not on the game board are skipped. If the answer were "pineapple", for example, the team would move P, N, P, P and L. If a team moves a letter off the game board, it has claimed that letter and that tile will not move for the remainder of the game. The first team to claim eight letter tiles wins!


  • 2010 Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Nominee
  • 2010 Mensa Select Winner



"If you need a good party game or a good word game (or both!), then this is the game for you. I highly recommend this game." - BGG user Jayson Myers

"This game is one of the best I've ever played. It's perfect for anyone (especially adults) of all ages and can be learned in two minutes or less (depending on your groups attention span)." - BGG user Andrew

"It's a fun game that makes you think, which I personally like. Plus it makes a great team party game." - BGG user Michael Ceciliani


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Product Information
Designer Jack Degnan
Number of Players 2-8
Official Recommended Age 12 years and above
Users' Recommended Age 10 years and above
Playing Time 20 minutes