A winner of many awards--including the Oppenheim 1996 Gold Seal Award, the Best Mind Game of 1995 from MENSA (the high-IQ society), and the 1995 Game of the Year from the Australian Toy Association--Word Spin consists of eight interlocking, magnetic spin wheels with 10 facets that each display one letter. Players combine the wheels to form words. Add up the points on each letter, and the player with the highest score wins. The enclosed game book explains how to use the spin wheels to play 10 different game variations with one or more players, in teams or solo. Because it's magnetic and comes with a travel pouch, it's great for long car, train, and plane trips. For younger kids, try the related game, Spell Spin. --Rebecca Hughes
Word Spin Hand-Held Magnetic Spin Game Puzzle by Geospace Award Winner Best Mind Game of the Year by American MENSA Oppenheim Gold Seal by Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Parents Choice Honors WORD SPIN is the original Award-Winning Magnetic Spin Game that combines the best elements of many popular word games and crossword puzzles! Simple enough for children to play, yet challenging enough for college professors! It is easy to play, goes anywhere, and is for the entire family. This original-size game includes 8 magnetic wheels, which can be switched and re-arranged in any order. The wheels then click back together, thanks to the magnets inside. Each 2-inch (diameter) wheel has 10 letters and each letter an assigned point value. Play 10 different games with 1, 2 or more players or teams. Travel pouch included. Ages 8 and up.