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I SPY Word Scramble

I SPY Word Scramble

Fall 2004 Games
Ages: 7 - 12 yrs.
Manufacturer: Briarpatch
Price: $19.99
In this cleverly designed game, players select a picture card, choose a word related to one of the pictures, then scramble to spell the word by sliding interlocking letter tiles into place.

The 26 picture cards have several images on both the "easy" and "hard" sides. Players can select a word in any way related to the picture (its color, shape, name, function, part, etc.) and spell the word on the 7x7 grid before the two-minute timer runs out. If there's time, spell another word. One point is earned for every letter used, with bonus points for words using 5 or more letters. After each person has had a turn, the round is over. The player with most points after four rounds is the winner.

Adults enjoyed the game, too, and reported that it also works well for solo play.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2004 Parents' Choice

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