It's a word association game all about conceptually connecting words found on adjacent cards. It can be described simply as a cross betweenScrabbleandDominoesbut with words.
The game contains 140 cards with 560 English words. Each card has four family-friendly words (one per edge) and a point value between 1 and 5. 1-point cards have words with the most connections (some with over 30), while 5-point cards have words with fewer connections. But don't worry, as well over 12,000 connections are known to be available!
There are a half a dozen ways to play the game.
Players compete to get the highest score by connecting related words. For example, TEACHER can be connected with STUDENT, SCHOOL, RESPECT, LEARNING, JOB as well as a dozen other words.
Hilarious dialog begins when someone attempts a dubious connection and has to “sell” it to the group. This makes it a game about connecting people.