Inkling (Game)

Inkling By John Keyworth, Kwanchai Moriya (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Keyworth, Kwanchai Moriya (Illustrator)


An innovative word game for 3 to 6 players where creativity trumps vocabulary.

Splashes of dark ink on a blank page, the characters illegible--or are they? The line that seemed like a scribble, could it perhaps be the letter N, or is it a Z on its side? And that circle, is it an O or a Q, or maybe part of a B? You can't know for sure, but you might have an inkling…

Inkling is a word game for 3 to 6 players with an innovative twist. Each turn you will play your letter cards in front of you, hoping the players next to you can glean the words you're trying to convey--but without the perfect letters you will need to get creative! How you go about that is up to you: rotate your cards, play them upside down or on their side, or have them overlap one another--whatever it takes to get your meaning across.

About the Author

John Keyworth has enjoyed a distinguished decade long programming career, focussed mainly on computer game development. In his free time, John is an avid analogue gamer. He plays war games, megagames, and boardgames, and has self-published an RPG. Outside of gaming, he enjoys reading about politics, philosophy, and history.

Praise For…

“Fast becoming one of my favourite words games. [...] It really feels bonkers, it feels like an exercise in word chaos [...] You feel enormously clever" - StayingInPodcast

“This is Extremely fun!” - Board Game Empire

“If you like party games with words, this will definitely be a match for you!” - lottespeelt

“This will be the game of the summer and no messing.” - Frontrowreviews

“This game is clever and it allows you to be clever [...] It’s very entertaining and interesting [...] This Is a word game that’s unlike other words games out there [...] I would gladly recommend Inklings. Dice Tower Seal of Approval” - The Dice Tower

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472846143
ISBN-10: 1472846141
Publisher: Osprey Games
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
Language: English