Friday, February 23, 2007

Nerdy Wordy Crossword Game

Nerdy Wordy Crossword Game
Ages 8+
Briarpatch Games
Average Online Price - $12.99-$16.99
Purchase at Barnes and Noble or Amazon

This is a really fun game. Each player has a game board, see above ↑. Each board is roughly 5" x 5", and holds 25 small letter cubes. The lid of the board stands up and prevents the other player from seeing the board. Basically, each player calls out a letter, and both players place the cube wherever they wish. The goal of the game, much like the ever-popular Boggle™, is to find the most words in the letters you have in your board, and gain the most points. This is a great game for kids (and adults!) to practice their spelling abilities, while having fun. The letter cubes are quite small, so be sure to keep this game put up away from smaller children. I tried this with a 9 year old, and we had a lot of fun together. I can see this game being used by parents and teachers to help reinforce positive spelling skills. It's also great for homeschoolers, which we are. Try using it during recess, it keeps the brain working, but it feels like fun. Nerdy Wordy is a very well made game, and it's very much work it's reasonable price.

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