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Pretty Darn Quick Game

4.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Quick! Try to make a word out of the letters SMP. Sound SiMPle? How about PTR? Get the PicTuRe? In this lightning fast party game, it's an all-out race to be the first player to shout out a word using all three letter cards in play. Each round starts with a different set of letters - it's up to you to fill in the blanks. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game is the WNR! 1 or more players Playing time: about 15 minutes

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Quick! Try to make a word out of the letters SMP. Sound SiMPle? How about PTR. Get the PicTuRe? In this lightning fast party game, it's an all-out race to be the first player to shout out a word using all three letter cards in play. Each round starts with a different set of letters - it's up to you to fill in the blanks. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game is the WNR!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 5.8 x 1.5 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00008ZCGV
  • Item model number: 225
  • Our recommended age: 8 - 12 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 12 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,803 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

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By A Customer on November 12, 2003
What a fun game! My kids, as well as the adults love to play this game. It offers great interaction as well as an opportunity to increase one's vocabulary. You utilize roots of words, prefixes, suffixes, etc. Younger children, than 8 yrs, can also play utilizing only 2 cards; which gets them started on appreciating that words can be fun.
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When we have a few spare minutes in my 8th Language Arts class, this is the game my students demand. We've completely worn out three sets in two years. It works for groups of kids gathered around a table, or for the entire class with me flipping the cards out on the deck of my overhead projector. I lay three cards out, give them 15 seconds to write down as many words as they can on a sheet of paper, then lay out three new ones. As the year goes on, students can spot more and more words in every new combination. Vocabulary scores are going through the roof. I'm buying three new sets today!
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Did you ever play the "Licence Plate Game" while traveling in your car? Taking the three letters presented on the plate and trying to be the first to come up with a word that had those three letters in it. Same concept here, without many of the harder letters found on licence plates today (q, x, y, z ... those letters are in the game but don't come up that often). The price tag seems a bit high, as it is basically a deck of cards with letters on them (one upside-down so if you are playing around a table it can be viewed easily by all). You could make your own cards... but ... variations on game play change the level of difficulty (simply finding a word that has all three letters in it vrs. having to keep the letters in order, the word having to start with the first letter, etc.) Drop to two cards to make it really simple.
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PDQ is a sweet little word game – easy to learn, quick (Pretty Darn Quick) as a matter of fact – a game you can play by yourself or with maybe one, or several or even many other people?

You get a deck of 78 letter cards – nice looking, good stock, big, easy-to-read letter cards. You deal out three at a time, face-up. And then you see who can make a word first, or, in case of a tie, who can come up with a longer word. TLP, for example. Tulip. Sure. Or perhaps Platitude. Platitude. Of course. Longer than Tulip. (Did I mention that you can use the letters backwards or forwards?) (Did I also mention that you can use any number of letters before, between or after the three letters that you draw?) (And, of course, the letters have to be in the same order?)

Designed by Jay Thompson to be played by kids as well as adults (kids use just two cards at a time, word game experts can try playing with four), PDQ is pretty darn close to everything you would want in a word game – 5-30 minutes of engaging, challenging, and frequently laugh-producing fun.
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People should play this game because it is super fast and awesome. It takes a ton of brain power and it's fun to think of words. Kids will love it, especially when they win against their mom! - Ben

I love that this keeps me on my toes. I really have to think when playing against my son. Also, it allows me to help him learn to spell words. He thinks of lots of words but many times doesn't know how to spell them. - mom
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This game is fantastic! You need a kid who is old enough for a decent vocabulary (and can spell), but not much more than that. We play this all the time as a family and our kids break this game out on play dates (the true test of a good game). It is quick enough you only need about 10 minutes to get one game in but addictive enough you can play all afternoon.

I would recommend you pick it up right now.
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