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      Alpha Playing Cards are a simple deck of cards that you can play a plethora of games with. There are fun letter recognition games that all ages will enjoy, solitaire games for when you want to pass a little time, and of course word games for more than one person.

      The deck of 74 cards have the letters of the alphabet on them, there are 42 consonant cards, 30 semi-wild vowels cards, and 2 wild cards. One of the things that make Alpha Playing Cards unique is the semi-wild vowel cards. While the consonant cards only have one letter on them, the semi-wild vowel cards have 2 different vowels on each card that allows you to choose which vowel you want that card to be. This makes it so there are more of the most used letters of the alphabet (the vowels) in this small deck of cards.

      The current list of games, rules for the games, and other information are below.

  Alpha Playing Cards
About The Cards Information sheet about the cards and what makes Alpha unique.
Start Here if you're new
Print Your Own Deck Don't have a deck yet. You can print out your own deck to give a game a try.
  Letter Recognition Game
Alphabet Bang A fast paced letter recognition game where you need to be quick. 2-3 players.
Take Two Based on the card game "Crazy Eights" be the first to get rid of your cards. 2-5 players.
  Solitaire Games
Word Solitaire The original word solitaire game that I created on tray table during a 5 hour flight.
Easy to learn. Doesn't take much space. High win to loss ratio, but still fun.
6x6 Start with 6 cards in 6 rows and work your way through by making words, until the cards are gone.
6x6 only uses half the deck of cards., which allows 2 players to play competitive solitaire. (6x6 for 2 coming soon)
Reserves Aptly named, Reserves is a solitaire game with a unique flavor by Marty Hale-Evans
Solitary Word The newest of the word solitaire games, this one can be a little challenging to win.
  Word Games
makeAword A very simple word game for kids. 1-6 players
Alpha War The classic card game War as a word game (a very easy word game) 2 players.
Alpha Grams An adaptation of the old parlor game Anagrams. 2-5 players.
Alpha Rummy 500 The classic card game Rummy 500 with words. 2-4 players.
Consonants The classic card game Hearts made into a word game. By Ron Hale-Evans 3-6 players 
New Word Make a new word using your cards and your opponent's word. 2-6 players
Lost For Words The card game Lost Cities made into a word game. By Tom Scutt. 2 players
War Of Words Schotten-Totten (aka Battle Line) made into a word game. By Tom Scutt. 2 players
Word Snake Fun, fast paced simultaneous play word game. 2-5 players.
  More Alpha
AlphaGames.org A community wiki for the Alpha Word Game System

Cool Factors
Can be used to play several different games.
Fun for all ages.
Comes in a small easy to carry box.

Alpha Playing Cards are available at:

The Game Crafter

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The Board Game Geek

 Learning Magazine 2001 Teachers' Choice Award
 Parent to Parent 2006 Adding Wisdom Award
Creative Child Magazine 2006 Game of the Year Award.




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