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Paperback: The Game

Master the Art of the Novella in Paperback: The Game

Paperback: The Game is a unique deck-building game about spelling words and creating novels

Paperback: The Game

by Fowers Games Inc.
Earn new cards
Paperback: The Game
Paperback: The Game
$3.99 in the App Store

Paperback: The Game is a unique deck-building game about spelling words and creating novels.

Earn new cards. As you spell out words, you'll earn points and pennies for each scoring letter. Use the pennies to buy better letter cards for your deck, and nab those precious novels in the stack to win.

Earn new cards
Spell your way to the top

Spell your way to the top. The player with the most stars by the end of the game is the winner. Spell and sell your way to the top of the charts in Paperback: The Game. Customize new games with either local players or computer controlled IA of three difficulty levels and customize the game to your liking.

Take turns to outsmart your opponents. Paperback can be played between two to four players. Each player takes turns spelling words with their deck of cards and buying new cards for their deck to build better words. Make sure to get the novels on the right, because once two of those stacks are gone, the game ends.

Take turns to outsmart your opponents

What is it about?

Paperback: The Game ($3.99) by Fowers Games Inc. is the mobile port of the physical deck-building card game ( If you’ve played the physical game and love the rising trend of boardgames going digital, such as Exploding Kittens ( and Sushi Go! (, then you will enjoy Paperback: The Game, especially if you love word games like Scrabble (

Why we love it

The art is stunning, the music is fun and delightful, and the gameplay is a nice mix of deck-building and word game. It's a fresh new take on traditional word games.

App Details

Board Card
Last updated
August 31, 2017
Release date
September 27, 2016
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App Store Description

You are an author trying to finish kitschy paperback novels. Complete Westerns, Science Fiction, Romance or even a Crime Noir. Live the dream — and maybe pay the bills.

Word-building meets deck-building in the unique game Paperback. Players start with a deck of letter cards and wild cards. This is like their own bag of ‘scrabble’ tiles. With each hand of cards you make a word and score it. This score is how much money you have to purchase more cards for your deck. Collect cool letters with abilities, such as drawing more cards or double word score. Buy Novel cards to gain ‘fame’ points to win the game!

Here's what people have said about the hit boardgame that is in it's fifth print run:

"I've had this game for a month or two now and I honestly believe it to be one of the best games of the year." - HeirToPendragon

"It seems impossible that this game didn't exist before 2014. So simple and so much fun to play!"
- Crystal Pisano

• Hotseat play with up to 4 players
• 3 levels of AI opponents
• Tons of cool card powers
• Classic pulp novel artwork
• Win with wordsmithing or power combos - up to you!
• Asynchronous multiplayer games with up to 4 players.

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