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Letter Head: A Dynamic Word-Forming Card Game

1–9 Players | Ages 4+ | 10+ Minutes

Download the rule book for the Letter Head Design Challenge!

Letter Head is a dynamic word-forming card game that’s engaging, interactive, and fun. (Also? It's actually 15 different games. But we try not to make the other games feel inadequate.)

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Cunningly Crafted Cards That Just Work

Each Letter Head game is played with a cunningly crafted deck of letters that makes words pop right out of your hand. Its clever point values also give you just the right rewards when they do. The designers made sure it works by using the same letter frequency analyses used to break codes. All you need to know is that everything just works.

Letter Head Deck and Discard Pile

A Sampling of Letter Head Games

Letter Head: The chief game played with a Letter Head deck, “Letter Head” requires both mental agility and a good poker face. Players take turns forming the best words they can, but can also lay cards face-down. When they do, their opponents must decide whether to call the bluff, with crucial scoring swings in the balance. This one also features continuous play, where everyone can continue to draw cards on others’ turns.

Letter Head Game Sample

Red-Handed: Based on ingenious game theory principles, the second-place finisher gets the fewest points, so the closer you come to winning, the bigger risk you take. Should you go for the gold, or purposely try to be an also-ran? Duelling strategies make every game of "Red-Handed" a tense drama.

Red Handed Layout

Freeze: Players draw and discard letters in turn until one player thinks they have the best word at the table and calls out, “Freeze!” Then each other player gets one more draw and the round’s winner is determined based on whose word is worth the most points.

Freeze Sample Spread

Poker: Three kinds of Letter Head poker are included: “Word Poker,” “Seven-Letter Stud,” and “Stormy Letters.” The betting structure and continuous play of poker hands will be familiar to anyone who’s ever called, raised, or bluffed, but ranking hands by word value makes these variants a whole new thing entirely. Your own group's favorite house games are easy to adapt to the Letter Head deck.

Poker Sample Spread

Solitaire Games: Stranded on a desert island? Letter Head even includes two solitaire games, “Crosswords Solitaire” and “Letter Head Solitaire.”

Crossword Sample Spread

And Many More!

Letter Head’s rulebook contains 15 different games for every taste and preference. Keep them all in rotation or pick your favorite.

Great for Game Designers, Too

The game designers of the world will especially love Letter Head, because its card deck is the perfect platform for infinite new word game masterpieces. We'd love it if you shared your creations with us at Atlas Games, and with the rest of the world, too!

Letter Head Card Spread

There’s a Letter Head game for every letter lover, wordsmith, and game fan. Try it today!

Design: Kristan Lawson & Herbert R. Lawson

Graphic Design: Nicolas Gluesenkamp

Rules Writing: Renee Knipe

Publisher: John Nephew

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File Last Updated:
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This title was added to our catalog on February 23, 2016.