What's (one) up?
one up (WUN-up) — (v) To get the better of; succeed in being a point, move, step, etc., ahead of (someone).
Eugene one-upped his opponent with impunity.
Give your brain a kick in the pants.
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Brown paper packages tied up with...
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Vocabularians of the world — unite!
From time to time we send out a newsletter that contains the latest goings-on, specials and giveaways, as well as hyphenated-adjectives (good and bad) from the peanut gallery.
How I came up with the idea for One Up!
I always loved playing Scrabble, and every so often we would invite friends to come over to the apartment to have at it. Neuman, around 2 at the time, would sit in my lap and watch. He would very quickly get bored, start fidgeting, and then eventually fall asleep in my arms before we ran out of time and didn't even finish. Which I think is a pretty apt metaphor for Scrabble, isn't it?
Seriously, before he conked out he would always succeed at least once in taking one of my tiles (or someone else's) and eating it.
Me: Neuman, stop taking Whit's tiles.
Me: That's not yours, Neuman, that's Whit's.
"I brought one as a gift to a dinner party instead of a bottle of wine. It was a BIG hit."
- Dr. David O-S.
"I'm definitely not going back to Scrabble. Even my son loves playing." - Elyssa J.
"A great game and a good way to waste, er pass, time when I should be doing something more productive." Regards, Sue
"Wanted to let you know that we have enjoyed the game One Up! and that we appreciated all the customer service your company provided to us." - Monica Z.
"Wow! Such speedy delivery! The game arrived today. Thanks for the wonderful wrapping and clever promotions and extra goodies. I am giving it to my brother-in-law Jeff in Arizona. It will be perfect for him.
I hope business is going well. I think your website is SO you! And I love all the local models." - Ann B., Champaign, IL
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The Wicked/Smart World Game.
One Up! hasn't been around that long, but it's already been around the block, so-to-speak.
The Wicked/Smart Empire State Game.
The birds are singing and the sun's bling-blinging in Cancun:
On the Avenue, 5th Avenue...
From our good friend J.P. in Paris:
One (U) too many.
It has come to our attention that some of the earlier One Up! tile sets came with five letter "U"s. There should only be 4 x U — if you have 5 you need to discard one.
Here is the official tile count:
A x 8, B x 3, C x 2, D x 4, E x 9, F x 4, G x 3, H x 4, I x 5, J x 1, K x 2, L x 4, M x 4, N x 5, O x 7, P x 3, Q x 1, R x 5, S x 6, T x 6, U x 4, UPPITY x 1, V x 2, W x 3, X x 1, Y x 3, Z x 1
There are no guarantees...
... in life, but we're so sure you'll love One Up! that we're offering a money-back guarantee— if you aren't completely enthralled and hooked (or defeated and frustrated), just send it back to us and we'll refund your purchase price, with no questions asked, except what the heck?
One Up! tiles are smallish and can be a choking hazard if mistaken for wooden Chiclets with enormous letters printed on one side, for example, and swallowed. So use some common sense (even if it means acting out of character for a change), especially when playing around very young children, dogs of any description, or friends with oral fixations.
Seriously, we recommend One Up! for IQs of 120 and higher, we mean ages 13+.