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Spring 2006 Games
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Karmel Games, Inc.
Price: $26.97
Nymble, a simply designed word game, is ideal for those who enjoy Scrabble, Boggle, and Taboo. The object of the game is to earn points by spelling synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms (“nyms” thus the wordplay name Nymble) from nine letters chosen by rolling the dice. Each game consists of three timed rounds. After each round, players read their word pairs, at which time players can challenge one another's words. Players then vote on whether to uphold or reject the challenge. A winning challenge earns the challenger a point and deletes the word pair from play. At the end of the three rounds, the player with the most points wins the game.

Nymble requires a certain mastery of word pairs and works best when the word skill level is similar among players. Because the three rounds require different word-pairings, each round a bit different. Players can alter the challenge levels by adjusting the electronic timer.

Trish Reske   ©2006 Parents' Choice

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