Kiitos is the brainchild of first-time game designer Matthew Thredgold.
It is a fast-tempo, card-based word game with novel, simple rules and deep, emergent game play that has attracted rave reviews.
You are not trying to make a word with the letters in your hand but rather with those letters and the letters that you hope may be in your opponents’ hands.
When a target word is completed, the player who set the target word picks up the cards; each will score one point.
Kiitos means ‘thank you’ in Finnish, so you can say Kiitos when another player finishes your word.