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Word Rummy

Word Rummy

Fall 2004 Games
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
Manufacturer: Cadaco
Price: $11.99
Review:
In this Scrabble meets Yahtzee game, each players begins with seven cards to start laying down a three-letter word. Players can add to each other’s words and then steal them, add to his/her own words and create new ones! When all of the cards have been used, points are tallied. Points are gained for using the tough letters (Q,X,Y,Z), different points for the number of letters used. Points are subtracted for not using certain letters. Players not only learn how to spell, but also practice math skills.

Our test group played just for fun, counting points, stealing each other’s words. We also played every game allowing the youngest ones to spell phonetically. With so much play, the box should be sturdier. But every way we played we had a ball.

Susan Sullivan   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Susan Sullivan is a mother of two boys ages 7 and 8. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Reading Consultation. She currently teaches and develops curriculum for museums and schools.

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