Swamp Talk Slam

Lots of enthusiasm at the Swamp Talk Slam last night! Two new teams, “Nan” and “Tara and Zach”, competed directly against each other. Despite Nan’s expert coaching from Chris, Tara and Zach ended up ahead.

In a solo game, Jen, host of Movie Trivia Night, tore up the house. She’s a natural.

One team, with much effort, pulled off “trivia”. Everyone cheered. Other excellent words played last night: “committee” and “anything”.

Swamp Talk Slam at Name That Movie – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Friday, July 29, Swamp Talk sponsors Name That Movie trivia night, followed by a Swamp Talk Slam!

Last week’s Slam participants loved the pace of the game, the addictiveness, and the quick thinking that Swamp Talk generates.

Bring a team or join new friends – compete to see who knows the most movies, then stick around to try Swamp Talk, the iPhone/iPad word game that’s easy to play and endlessly challenging.

Winners of the movie trivia game will win a gift certificate to Bear Pond Books – redeemable for a copy of The Superior Person’s Book of Words or any other book of the winner’s choosing.

Name That Movie is Downstairs at the Savoy at 5:00. The game costs $2.50 per person; there’s a cash bar and free popcorn.

Can’t make it? Swamp Talk is now on the AppStore – download free now!

Swamp Talk meets Japanese students

This afternoon, we introduced Swamp Talk to a group of Japanese students currently in Vermont to improve their English. They were captivated – five students crowded around the couch, shouting out ideas. They learned quickly, without the tutorial, and retained the new words they discovered from random swipes, using them again and again. It looks like Swamp Talk is an effective and fun way for English as a second language learners to practice their skills.

Downstairs at the Savoy

Our first Swamp Talk Slam was a huge success! Three teams competed fiercely for the longest words and highest scores. Team “The Moms” played USURERS — the plural form of usurer, someone who lends money and charges interest, especially at an exorbitant or unlawful rate. Perhaps they were thinking of college tuition, or perhaps they are particularly adept at using the -ER suffix. Or both. (49 points)

Team “Something Witty” ended up winning two bouts, but “The Moms” and “Old Hat” were hot on their tails. We’ll slam again next Friday, July 29, at 5 p.m., Downstairs at the Savoy.

Beat the Heat with Swamp Talk — it’s cool Downstairs at the Savoy

Beat the heat! It’s hot outside, but cool Downstairs at the Savoy. Tomorrow, Swamp Talk sponsors Name That Movie trivia night. Join us in the cool theater for a cold drinks (cash bar) and a super chill word game after trivia. Winners of the movie trivia game will win a gift certificate to Bear Pond Books – redeemable for a copy of The Superior Person’s Book of Words or any other book of the winner’s choosing. Stay cool with Swamp Talk!

Can’t make it this week? Swamp Talk will be sponsoring Name That Movie on July 29, too.

Swamp Talk hits the App Store!

We did it! Swamp Talk is now in the App Store! After months of hard work by our team of software developers and artists, not to mention a great music composer, Tertl Studos is thrilled to release Swamp Talk, the word game that’s easy to play and endlessly challenging.

Tertl Studos’ founder Chris Hancock says, “We are thrilled to release Swamp Talk as our very first iPhone/iPad product. We are excited to connect with thousands of people who share our love of games, words, and mental challenge!”

Swamp Talk is FREE for a limited time.

Vermonters, join us in Montpelier on Friday evening, July 22, when Swamp Talk sponsors Name That Movie trivia night, Downstairs at the Savoy Theater (5-7 p.m.). After the trivia game, we’ll be previewing a multiplayer version of Swamp Talk. Swamp Talk makes word gaming into a social experience, so come challenge your friends’ word knowledge and show off your own!