OBJECTIVE OF LAST WORD: The objective of Last Word is to be the first player to reach the finish space and have the last word. 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 8 Players 

MATERIALS: 1 Scoring Game Board, 1 Card Stacking Board, 1 Electronic Timer, 8 Pawns, 56 Letter cards, 230 Subject Cards, and Instructions 

TYPE OF GAME: Party Board Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up 


Last Word is a hilarious party game that is perfect for those loud entertainers. Players blurt out answers, interrupt, and attempt to get in the last word before the timer goes off. The timer goes off at random intervals, so nobody can cheat by waiting until the last minute. Hurry, answer as fast as you can, and have a blast! 


Place the two boards in the middle of the table, ensuring that all players are able to easily reach them. The timer should be turned on. Each player will choose a color of pawn to represent their movements on the board. Everyone’s pawn is placed at the starting space on the scoring board.  

Letter and subject cards are divided and shuffled separately. Once shuffled, they are placed in their assigned space on the card stacking board. These will form the two draw piles that will be used throughout the course of the game. Each player will take a card from the subject draw pile, reading it silently to themselves and hiding their card from other players. The game is then ready to begin.  


Any player can reveal the top letter card to get a round started. They will read it aloud to the group and place it face up on the assigned space. The players will then think of a word that starts with the letter but falls within the category of the subject card that they have.  

The first player to sit their subject card on the card stacking board, read it to the group, and calls out something that falls in the category and starts with the letter will start the timer! All of the players must call out words that start with the letter and fall within that player’s category. Repeat words do not count, and players must be silent when the buzzer sounds 

The last player to say a correct word before the timer goes off wins the round! They are then able to move their pawn one space closer to the finish line. If a player is in the middle of a word, then the player who last said a word wins the round. The player that played their card will draw a new one. 

The new round will then begin. The game continues in this manner until a player reaches the finish space on the board.  


The game comes to an end when a player reaches the finish space on the board. The first player to do so, wins the game! 

Ellie Phillips