- Players: 2-5
- Playing Time: 45 Minutes
- Age: 8+
- Mechanisms: Card Drafting, Cooperative Play, Deck / Pool Building
- Designer: Tim Fowers
- Contents: 17 wood cubes, 11 dividers, 66 letter dividers, 8 two cent vowels, 20 two-letter cards, 11 attack cards, 50 starting deck cards. 28 fame cards (wild), 6 common cards, 5 players powers, 6 theme cards, 4 award cards
You are an author trying to finish kitschy paperback novels. Complete Westerns, Science Fiction, Romance or even a Crime Noir. Live the dream — and maybe pay the bills. Word-building meets deck-building in the unique game Paperback.
Players start with a deck of letter cards and wild cards. Each hand they form words, and purchase more powerful letters based on how well their word scored. Most letters have abilities that activate when then are used in a word, such as drawing more cards or double letter score. Players buy wilds to gain victory points.Variant included for cooperative play.