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Word on the Street Junior

Word on the Street Junior

Spring 2010 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Price: $19.99
This might be the only word game in which you never see a word completely spelled out. The game board, which has five "lanes," is placed between two teams on opposite sides of the table. Each "road sign" letter tile is placed on the corresponding letter printed on the middle lane of the game board. The other two lanes on either side of the middle lane are resting places for the letters that are in the process of being captured.

Category cards determine the word that each team chooses to form. Players from the team on the street (in play) brainstorm words that fit the category printed on the Category Card, and must decide before the 30-second timer runs out. One player from the team on the street now moves the letter tiles that spell the word they selected away from the middle lane and towards their side of the game board.

Players capture letter tiles by selecting words that contain the desired letters and pulling the letters off the street before the opposing team can pull them back. When a letter has moved off the game board, it has been captured. Teams alternate taking turns on the street until one team has captured eight Letter Tiles.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2010 Parents' Choice

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