So this afternoon we dropped by Nan's and picked out BuyWords, primarily because it wasn't very expensive ($25) and it has a solitaire varaint (big plus in my book). We're a little wary of word games because Quiddler is just so incredibly ridiculously insanely good that it's really hard to have patience for any other word game. But BuyWord has promise. The rules are very simple and the strategy is pretty easy to figure out (make long words) but there is enough luck involved that so far we've ended up with fairly even games. I'm looking forward to playing with more people and trying some of the variants suggested in the rule book.