Word on the Street
|Publisher||Out of the Box Publishing|
|Suggested Age||12 and up|
|Family||Word on the Street Junior|
|Expansion||Word on the Street: Expansion 1|
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 boardWord on the Street Junior uses the same game play as 2009’s Word on the Street: Players are presented with a category, choose a word that fits that category, then move the letters in that word toward their side of the street. If a player or team moves eight letters off their side of the board, they win the game. Word on the Street Junior differs from its parent in that it includes categories appropriate for younger players (ages 8 and up instead of 12 and up) and the complete alphabet instead of only 17 letters. Including the vowels will likely make the game easier for younger players as they won’t have to strain to think of words with little used consonants.. 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!