Snakes & Letters is a light word-building game in which players will try to make high-scoring words using the letter cards in their hand and on the board. If they need some extra help they can also play a vowel or consonant snake card to represent any letter of that type. When a player makes or modifies a word they gain control of that word. Control a word for a whole word to capture it and score points. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.