Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Words of the Wise

wotwgraphic1Words of the Wise
Created by Griddly Games

About the game

Do your ABC's like you've never done before! Turn your ABC's into a hilarious and challenging game. Pick up a category card from the deck and think fast to find the words to match--alphabetically!
A, B, C might be easy,- see if you can get to X, Y, Z!

There are multiple ways to play. Try it on your own, go head to head, or compete in teams. Pick the one that best suits your group

My Thoughts

When I first read about this game I thought I would be interesting to have for our homeschool.   What a great way to expand your vocabulary while having fun!   Well…  after looking into it a little bit what I thought would be easy for me is a little bit harder than you would think.   It is a fun game but it can be challenging if you are really trying to go through your alphabet with your category.  

What I particularly like with this game is that we can play it in different languages – English, French, Spanish and Dutch.   For our family that means I can play it in English or French.  Eventually I would like to be able to add the Spanish as an option too but we are only at the basis of the language so far.  

So how does it play you might wonder…?   Well it is simple.   You pick a card from the deck (which has been shuffled previously) and each player has to give a word related to the category selected.  The player who can’t pursue the alphabet is eliminated.    The last player standing is the winner.

The categories are numerous has you have a total of 101 category cards included in the game.   Kids ages 10 and up can easily play this and you can play alone or with multiple players.    Words of the Wise is definitively a flexible game!

The box is so small that you can carry it with you when you go visit friends or even travel with your family.   

Wondering how you would do if you would get one of the categories?  How about I give you one just now?   Are you ready?  The category is…… side dishes.   Now please take the time to go through the alphabet and see where you will hit a roadblock.    Can you share your results with me?   Please do so by leaving me a comment.

As a homeschoolers I see enormous possibilities with this game.   It will be challenging but also much fun especially when my kids are a little bit older.    I would also strongly suggest for teachers out there to consider purchasing multiple games for their classrooms and organize a little vocabulary competition.

Words of the Wise is available in the US and Canada.   To see where you can get this game (and other Griddly Games) visit their Where to Buy page.   For my readers in Ottawa, ON go to G Whillikers on St.Laurent Blvd.

Disclaimer: I received the product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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