In this new video profile, game designer Jack Degnan demonstrates his original prototype for Word on the Street, extols the virtues of social interaction via board games, and gives some encouragement to aspiring inventors.

Now about that game… I found Word on the Street to be an exciting party game that will engage all types of players. No need to invent silly newspaper headlines or decide which movie character would win in a fight. Just pick a word that fits the category provided—like “Insect” or “Breakfast food.” Teams capture letters by moving the letters toward their side of the street as they occur in the words that they use as answers. Time limits add just the right bit of tension, and trying to pick the best word adds a small degree of strategy. Word on the Street accommodates any number of players in two teams, so it’s also great for big groups.