Quiddler is a fast paced game of words. The rules are brutal, but the rewards are worth it in this card game that works a bit like Scrabble. Cards containing letters of the alphabet and special combinations of letters are dealt in increasing number each time the dealer completes a round. Arrange your hand into words by taking turns drawing and discarding. Use your high point letters but don’t get caught with them uncombined. High score wins. Short words can help you win too because a bonus is given for the most words as well as one for the longest word. One nice element is the cards themselves: the letter design is based on beautiful artwork from Celtic manuscripts. This card game is a 1999 Parents’ Choice Silver Award winner.