If there’s one thing book-lovers can’t get enough of, it’s, well, words. Reading them, writing them, correcting people when they mispronounce them. If you count yourself among the “I’m secretly correcting your grammar right now” hordes of readers, you’re probably always on the look out for a socially acceptable opportunity to prove your proficiency in all things wordy without coming across like a know-it-all. (Spoiler: There’s no way to do it.) And here is where board games about words come in.
There are tons of board games and card games dedicated to all of the wordsmiths out there. These games are suited to bibliophile’s desire to school everyone around them on all things verbose. Below are 11 fun picks, from mainstays to newer additions, that require some serious wordy knowledge to win. You might not be great at stacking wooden blocks or following the many and varied rules of all those massive multi-player games, but this is absolutely your time to shine. Get ready to impress (and OK, maybe a annoy just a little bit) everyone at that next big summer house party.