At the minute our house is where family stay. My sister is currently living with us so her fiance comes to stay roughly every other weekend and then my mum also comes to stay whenever she has a week off work. We are always looking for new games to play for when we have people over so when we heard about Fletter, we all wanted to give it a go.
Fletter is suitable from age 8+ and is for 2- 4 players, meaning that most of the family can get involved. Erin is too young for this yet so it’s a game we play on an evening when she has gone to bed. Here’s how it works:
- The pack contains 2 packs of cards each containing 50 letters and 5 Flettered cards.
- The game is played in 4 rounds (3,4,5, and 6 letter words) and the person with the most amount of points at the end of each round wins. Points are gained in a way similar to scrabble where each letter is worth a certain amount of points.
- In round 1 you must come up with 3 letter words, in round 2 it is 4 letter words and so on.
- The cards are dealt equally between the players minus the Flettered cards which count as a forfeit. Each player lays down one card at a time face up and while doing so, players must try to come up with words made up of the cards.
- Words cannot be used more than once and other players can challenge if they think a word doesn’t count. If the word is in fact wrong, the player who said it must take a Flettered card and lose 2 points. If the word is correct though, the person who challenged must take the Flettered card instead.
I know it sounds a bit complicated but it’s really very simple. I thought it would take us quite a while to get the hang of the game but we all understood in the very first round. It’s a good idea to have a pen and paper handy for each round so that you can write down words that have been used. If you don’t, you could quite likely forget and it would all get a bit confusing.
We are a competitive family so this is a really good game for us. Some of us are much better at words than others and we often have to have phone to hand to check if some words are allowed. I am a bit prone to making things up and being as convincing as I possibly can. You could maybe call that cheating… but I refuse to!
Although this isn’t a game that Erin can play yet I’m sure she would be able to use the letter cards to help her learn so really, it’s multi-functional!
Fletter can be purchased from the Fletter website for £7.99.
Disclaimer: We received Fletter for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.