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Some educational games can be an oxymoron, meaning that they are so educational they are not a game, or that they are so much of a game that there is little to no educational value. But Wordigo fits that narrow classification of being a genuine educational game.

Winner of many awards, Wordigo looks similar to other word-board games, but differs greatly in how it is played. Typically word-board games are an utter bore to fellow players as they painfully wait their turns. But with Wordigo, everyone plays at the same time.

Everyone gets their own set of tiles and their own playing board. There are 4 game boards from which to choose with as few as 8 or as many as 17 words on the board. If players of different abilities are playing together, it is easy to level the playing field through the use of different boards. Play is simultaneous so no one has to wait for other players to complete their turns.

Start with 8 tiles. Turn the sand timer over and form a word on Path 1 before moving on to Path 2. Finish all the paths before the time is up to gain completion points. Be the first one to finish to gain bonus points. Dictionary use is allowed but looking something up in a dictionary while the time is ticking away would give me an ulcer. So our family encourages dictionary use only when the child is playing alone without a timer, one of the many options to this very versatile game. Wordigo is a game of strategy and builds not only spelling skills, but also math and critical thinking skills. It is a great game that no family will ever outgrow. Wordigo comes with four sets of letter tiles with pouches, four sets of four different game boards, a sand timer and a score pad.

No Waiting - Everyone plays at the same time.
Fast-Paced - A game takes only 7 minutes!
Different Levels of Play - 4 copies of 4 different boards offer varying degrees of difficulty making it easy for children to play with adults.
Highly Strategic - Wordigo's vowels, with their arrows and bonus markings of 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x, allow for a very unique way of scoring word points.
Dictionaries are Allowed - Not only allowed but encouraged for exciting game play.
Solo and Partner Play - Both offer as much fun and challenge as regular play.

Publisher: RiverEdge Game Co., LLC
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Time To Play: 7 minutes

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

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
they're spelling...and liking it! August 23, 2010
Reviewer: Joann from Oakland, OR  
I found this product to be exactly as advertised - an educational game that's not so educational that it's no fun but also not so fun that it's not educational. Even my poorest speller begs to play. As a parent, I have to be willing to miss the completion points because I'm constantly bombarded with, 'Mom, is this a word?' And that's okay because they're spelling...and liking it!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A big hit at our house!! October 24, 2008
Reviewer: Dianna C. from Grapeland, TX  
The Wordigo board game has been a big hit at our house, both with the parents (who play after the kids go to bed) and the kids (ages 6 and 9). More challenging than Scrabble and harder than it looks at first, Wordigo is a stretch for our 6-year-old, but she can play with a little help. Both the kids enjoy the game, although we set the timer for a longer period for their play.   A big bonus for us is the scoring. Since the vowel tiles are multipliers, you get math practice with addition and multiplication along with more obvious spelling and strategy benefits.  Wordigo is one of our family's favorite word games, and we are definitely a family of game players! We've just ordered the CD-based game and look forward to playing it solo in addition to family time with the board game.

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