i come from a "games" family. we love to play games. my mom and i favour the word-type games like scrabble, proble and upwords. when we have a free evening together, i love to go to her house and just play games with her! upwords is always challenging for many reasons. one, it makes you really think about how to maximize points plus it is challenging on my patience! :) i hate any words that are more than 4 letters long because it's harder to build on top of them so i find myself getting frustrated when a 5-letter, or heaven forbid, a 6-letter word is played!
in the end, it's all fun. it comes down to the letters that you pick up and if there is a place you can actually use them.