Thursday, December 6, 2012
The hottest new word game Typecrush is green and made in the USA
If you haven’t heard about this great new game, check it out! I received a sample to try out for myself with my children in exchange for this review. No other compensation was exchanged, just my following thoughts about the game:
Typecrush is a simple yet brilliant game that creates teachable moments in the form of a word game. Included are round colorful cardboard disks with letters imprinted on them. Each color represents how frequently that particular letter is used in the English alphabet. The color coding also gives you clues to solving the hidden word games.
The rules are similar to Hangman, but that’s where your creativity is free to launch. Play the game by your own rules. The only official rule is that when someone guesses the word they get to choose the next word. Also, the makers of Typecrush suggest that you play using themes and that players be at least seven years old.
We played it with making crosswords, spelling words on my daughter’s spelling list and by guessing the words that other players created. Another way to play could be to mix up the letters like a word jumble puzzle or to play matching games, like a game of Memory.
Of course, the game would not be complete until someone spelled the word E-L-E-P-H-A-N-T!
The game is assembled in the USA and is made from recycled materials. The entire game fits inside a canister that is very portable.
You can find the game at typecrush.com and order it just in time for Christmas, or it may arrive before the 8 days of Hanukkah are over.
There is a fantastic giveaway going on at Teachable ScottsTots blog. All you have to do is comment with a creative vocabulary word (please keep it clean), and you could win your very own Typecrush game. Once you get your hands on the game, you’ll fall in love and will be building words and creating new games like you’ve never imagined. Before you know it, your children will be spelling words with ease and begging to play Typecrush to show you’re their newly learned skills.