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Educational for a Short Window
on May 11, 2013
There is a short window of time when this game would be fun.
Beginning readers who are learning phonics would find it interesting. For our children, this period is between ages 3 and 5.
Kids know when games are supposed to be educational, the way they know that carrot cake and zucchini bread are ways of getting them to eat vegetables. This game falls into that category. It is helpful for adults to play with children, to help them sound out word possibilities. It is not realistic for children of different reading abilities to play the game without one player being bored and another being frustrated. Therefore, it is at best a game for one or two kids. The novelty would be fun for kids who are still learning to sound out words---these kids may require a bit of help. But the kids who don't need help would find the novelty to wear off quickly.
The above is just our experience, and it may be different for other people. We never enjoyed the game as a family enough to get it out frequently.