LETRAS (le´ tres) is played with a deck of 54 cards . . . printed with letters instead of numbers.
The dealer decides how many cards (3 – 8) to deal.
Object: Be the first player to make a word using ALL your cards.
Example: If the dealer deals 5 cards, you have to make a 5-letter word.
The more cards you deal, the more challenging the play.
Kids might play with 3 – 4 cards, master wordsmiths with 7 – 8.
Most folks like to play with 5 or 6 cards.
There’s a draw pile and a discard pile . . . just like in rummy.
The first player to make a word wins the hand and gets to score the value of all of his/her letters.
That’s it in an eggshell.
There’s also Solitaire LETRAS too.