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Word Spin Hand Held Magnetic Game


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  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B00000IZXW
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #772,022 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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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

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64 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1999
Word Spin is a wonderful toy that can kill hours during a long car ride. Unlike reading, Word Spin won't make you carsick, and will not easily bore. If being able to rotate the pieces wasn't enough, they also come off of the rod in the center, adding more challenge to this already somewhat-difficult game. Yet another great aspect of this toy is that the pieces are magnectic, therefore making it harder to lose them. I'd recommend Word Spin for kids age 10 and up, especially those who have good vocabularies.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By loce_the_wizard VINE VOICE on February 14, 2002
Word Spin is a great idea, but as with many neat concept there are a couple of points to consider about the actual creation. First, the price is pretty steep for a small hand-held game. I'm sure I didn't pay [very much] for the one I purchased sans all the unneeded, wasteful packaging. Second, even though the pieces are magnetic, they are still quite easy to lose or misplace when they skitter across the floor and lodge underneath the refrigerator..
This game works best as stop-gap entertainment, and if your 8-12-year-old is a budding wordsmith, he or she might derive 15-20 minutes worth of diversion by twisting and arranging the concentric rings to create words of up to eight letters. A plus is that you can reduce the number of rings by sliding one or more from the center spoke to make the game less daunting for younger children. A built-in bonus is that kids will also enjoy snapping the rings together or letting the magnets repel each other. Which leads us back to my comment about how easy it is to lose the letter rings.
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By M. Wilson on November 12, 2011
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Wordspin is a favorite of ours. We love that it can be adapted for younger children as well as for adults by taking off or adding rings. It's always fun to try and find words that other people missed and to rearrange the rings.
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