This past weekend, Bezier Games presented Werewords (and The Palace of Mad King Ludwig) at Essen Spiel in Germany to what we are being told were 180,000 attendees! It was the first time Europeans had a chance to get a good look at Werewords, and they did so on a fancy Rathskeller’s gaming table in our booth located in Hall 1 of the Essen Messe.
In preparation for the show, I spent some time creating an International version of the Easy word list; that is, a word list with less Americanized references, like smaller cities, sports teams, restaurants, and other products that are less likely to be found around Europe. It was still English, but it was much more approachable for International players. In addition, someone had uploaded a very short German language word list to werewords.com which I also installed (via the Community List in the app). While the game and the app are designed for players who speak English, you can use any language (even non-Roman-character-based languages) as word lists, either by creating them yourself directly in the app, or by loading them through the Community Lists option (tap the gear on the Main screen, then Other, then Word Lists).
We sold a ton of Werewords copies at Essen Spiel, and it was great to hear directly from players who had already received the game through other means, as well as those players who played a bunch of games at Spiel and then grabbed a copy for themselves afterwards.