If you are not quite sure
what a game system is, let me give you a quick definition with
an example. A game system is a set of components with which
you can play multiple different games. A standard deck of 52
playing cards is a great example. You can play many different
games with a standard deck of cards, including Poker, Rummy,
Go Fish and Crazy Eights.
The Alpha Word Game System is a game system that is based
on the original Alpha Playing Cards which was created in 1997.
It consists of a deck of Alpha Playing Cards, a set of Alpha
Tiles and a double set of Alpha Dice. The three components
(the cards, tiles and dice) of the game system are by
them-self a game system that can be used separately to play a
variety games or combined to play more game. You can say it's
a game system made up of game systems.
If you would like to know more about the Alpha Word Game
System you should go to to the community wiki for the Alpha
Word Game System at alphagames.org.
There you will find the rules for all the current games, more
information about the game system and downloadable artwork so
you can make your own set of cards, tiles and dice. There is
also info on where to buy the Alpha Word Game System; if you
prefer someone else to make one for you. And if you are the
creative type and decide to make a game or two that uses the
Alpha Word Game System you can add the game there so others
may enjoy it.
Can be used to play several different games.
Fun for all ages.
You can create your own games.
The Alpha Word Game System is available
The Original Alpha Playing Cards
Picture of the original Alpha Playing Cards
The original Alpha Playing Cards were first
conceived in 1994 and self-published in 1997 by tjgames (me).
The current deck of Alpha Playing Cards is the same as the
original deck, except for the addition of one thing:
- The new Alpha Playing Cards have the marked vowels, the
original Alpha Playing Cards only had the semi-wild
vowels; the idea for the marked vowels didn't come till
several years after the first publication and wasn't added
to the deck until the 2011 release of the Alpha Word Game
There will not be a reprint of the original Alpha Playing
Cards, but there are still a few left. If you are interested
in buying a deck you can purchase them via PayPal.
can still purchase the original Alpha Playing Cards for 7.