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Spell It!

Spell It!

Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Blue Orange Games
Price: $19.99

Spell It! successfully pairs fun and learning in a fast-paced game. We played it with 9, 10, and 11-year-olds. Everyone enjoyed it, and it even challenged parents. Children loved guessing words before adults could, which happened more than our testers would like to admit. This might be why they loved the game so much-kids can beat their parents. Players also enjoyed the creativity of having to come up with words, and the demand to produce them quickly. The rules were easy to understand. We enjoyed picking the themes of each round after mastering the rules of the game. That said, the game provided many themes itself, and we never became bored. The game is stimulating and helps to reinforce spelling, vocabulary, and general knowledge.

Spell It! appeals because it has no age limit; older children and teenagers can play more challenging variations. The packaging is simple and colorful, small and easy to store.

Dara Schnee   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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