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Spell Trek

Spell Trek

Fall 2012 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: SimplyFun
Price: $34.00

Spell Trek is a clever spelling board game. The sturdy, curved board pieces depict a trek through scenic deserts, mountains and islands. The players move along the board by filling in the missing vowels on their cards - the cards have animal words ranging from bat and cat to whale and squid, with the consonants filled in and the vowels blank. On each turn, a player picks a vowel from the facedown pile and uses it on one of their cards, or if they can't, they can swap cards with another player in order to use their vowel. The game can be played by 2 to 4 players.

While Spell Trek says it is for ages 6 and up, it will appeal most to children in the brief period of time that filling in the vowels in "cow" or "gecko" is a challenge - probably ages 5 to 7. The rules are simple and game play moves quickly.

Rachel Schiff   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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