Decipher is scheduled for production by HeidelBÄR Games late 2019
Decipher and Wordsmith are the first products in the Letter Piece Games line. The concept is simple - you can create letters and words from four types of letter pieces. After you make a few letters, you can play any Letter Piece Game!
Decipher by HeidelBÄR Games
PIECE MY WORD TOGETHER!
In this word deduction game players gain information letter piece by letter piece.
A wordkeeper creates a hard to crack word, and shares the included letter pieces as hints. The wordseekers ask questions about the the letter piece positions.
But the wordseeker’s guesses are limited to two.
Win by creating hard to crack words as the wordkeeper, and by solving those secret words as the wordseeker.
Designer's Diary - Origins of the Letter Piece Games
Selected: Games 100 "Best Games -word games" 1982 Games Magazine
Nominated: Game of the Year Germany 1995
Decipher and Wordsmith’s unique 4 letter piece system was first seen in Runes, a different kind of word game designed by Future Pastimes and published by Eon Products in 1981. The original design team of Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, and Peter Olotka figured out how to deconstruct every letter of the alphabet into 4 pieces, and crafted a game system around this idea.
The current Future Pastimes team of Bill, Peter, and Greg brought the original idea back to life, and pitched it to HeidelBÄR Games. HeidelBÄR liked it enough to create two completely different games from the 4 letter piece system, and the line of Letter Piece Games was born.
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