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Wyps

Wyps combines the win condition from "Game of Y" with the semantics of word play, with an element of othello "flip" logic.  Each play must be a word, but the rest of the board need not form a perfect crossword.  The first player to have a complete chain that includes all three sides at the beginning of their turn wins.

Dictionary:  
Wyps uses a dictionary derived from the open source program Collins Zyzzyva, which has roughly 280,000 words considered acceptable for scrabble.   A smaller, ordered set of roughly 38,000 words, is considered common enough for general use.

Robots:
  seem adequate, maybe not expert

wyps board

Links
Wyps rankings at Boardspace
Wyps win/loss database
Wyps official rules
Wyps at BoardGameGeek

The back story: 
I discovered Wyps while researching word games for "Crosswords"  Crosswords was never meant to be an only child at Boardspace.



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