Zack Zack

The world’S fastest word game


Find word quickly, but they must fit the conditions set by dice! The game features two Imperative dice with black consonants, one die showing green numbers for the number of syllables in the valid word - 3, 4 or 5, and one Restriction die showing red vowels - a, i, o and u. Category cards show show two categories each, one in red and one in yellow.

25 category cards are stacked face-down, and players decide on a category color for the game. For a round, the top card is revealed, and you roll the dice according to the category color, for instance one Imperative die and the syllable die for the categories In the forest or A profession. This sets the conditions for the valid word of the round; in this example, it must contain at least once the letter on the Imperative die and must have the number of syllables indicated by the green number. There is now rule for vowels in this example. If the Restriction dice must be rolled, the valid word cannot contain the indicated vowel. Basically, there are the combinations two Imperative dice + Restriction die, two Imperative dice or one Imperative die + Restriction die. There are also additional res - you cannot use plural; no part of the category term can appear in the word and the word must fit the category well.

If you know a word, you slap the card and take it if your word is valid. If it is not valid, you must discard one of your previously won cards, it goes back underneath the stack. When all 25 cards have been played and won, you win the game with most cards.

Really fast, very nice, success, however, depends on your vocabulary and reaction speed!


Players: 2-6

Age: 8+

Time: 15+

Designer: Michael Schacht

Art: Fiore GmbH

Price: ca. 10 Euro

Publisher: Noris Spiele 2018


Genre: Dice for word forming

Users: For families

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: no



Nice mechanism

Difficult with differing vocabularies of players

Can be mitigated by house rules


Compares to:

Word dice games


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 3

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 2

Knowledge (yellow): 3

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0