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Now also an app for
The box is a compact 7"×4"×3", easy to carry anywhere.
The answer sheet helps you keep your words aligned so you always know where to fill in the missing letters.
(To print your own answer sheets, six to a page, download this PDF file.)
If you prefer you can order from:You'll also find Blankity-Blank! at these independent game stores:
Madness Comics & Games, Denton, TX
Reaper Game Store, Denton, TX
Boomerang Comics & Games, Lewisville, TX
Roll2Play, Coppell, TX
The Game Closet, Waco, TX
Great Hall Games, Austin, TX
Whose Turn Is It? Games, Austin, TX
Wonko's Toys & Games, Austin, TX
Area-51 Gaming and Collectibles, Grapevine, TX
Game Empire, San Diego, CA
Atomic Empire, Durham, NC
Blankity-Blank! isn't my only interesting project. You may enjoy visiting my other website, where you can read about the books I've written, listen to my musical compositions, and view the prints from my hand-operated etching press.
Blankity-Blank! will challenge your vocabulary and your ability to think fast!
It takes no time at all to learn how to play Blankity-Blank! To begin each round you draw a card like this from the box:
On the front of the card is an incomplete word with some letters left blank. Write this pattern on an answer sheet; this way you won't have to keep referring to the card. Now start the timer. In 3 minutes, how many words can you write down, replacing the missing letters? Did you think of thieves or trifled or thinner or trigger or twister? Those are only a few of the possible solutions; to see more, click on this card.
When time is up, compare your list with the other players and cross off any duplicates; you get points only for the words that you alone wrote down. Then add up your score. The card tells you what each word is worth, from 1 point for patterns that match dozens of words to 3 points for the really tough ones that have only a few solutions.
When you've finished scoring this round, turn the card over. On the back you'll find a list of the more common words that match that pattern, like the example above. This can be an amusing phase of the game, as players see words that they know perfectly well but just couldn't come up with.
The card doesn't necessarily list all the possible words. Sometimes there isn't room for every word. Some are left out because they're obscure. Others are missing because they're for adults only. Nothing in the rules says you can't play naughty words, but the lists have been edited because Blankity-Blank! is a family game.
Continue playing with additional cards. The game ends when one player has a total of 25 points, or 50 points, or any winning score you choose.
You can simulate three rounds of Blankity-Blank! right here. Jot down the pattern from one of these cards, click the button below the card to start the timer, and write all the matching words you can think of. At the end of 3 minutes you'll hear a bell or a gong, and the card will turn face-down to show the list of solutions. While the timer is running you can't look at the back of the card; that wouldn't be fair.
With more than 500 different cards, Blankity-Blank! delivers many hours of thought-provoking fun. It comes complete with a pad of blank answer sheets and a timer. It's the perfect game for parties, picnics, quiet evenings at home, or long trips in the back of a minivan. Students can even use it to build their language skills.
If you like Sc-a-bl- or B--gl- or H-n-ma- or cr-s-w--d p-z-l-s or c--pt--r-ms, you're sure to like Blankity-Blank!
Tips for playing
Big news! Now Blankity-Blank! is also an app for tablets and smartphones. Today you can download the free app for Android. This is a solitaire version that lets you see what the game looks like and how it works. By the way, it includes all the puzzles that are in the boxed game and hundreds more. Before long there will be a multi-player game for Android, and both versions for iOS as well. The multi-player games will be available from Google Play and the App Store for just 99 cents.
Blankity-Blank! is made in the USA.
Copyright © 2013 Steven A. Jent