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Classic Word Games (Nintendo DS)

by Ubisoft
Nintendo DS
 Ages 3 and Over
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00260GT84
  • Release Date: 26 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,343 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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91 of 92 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Educational? 16 Aug 2009
By Deekay
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I've always thought I had a pretty good vocabulary, but this game certainily brings in words, and alternative word meanings, that I had not heard of before, so from that point of view the game is interesting and educational, and sometimes frustrating when a relatively every day word is used in a different context!
My main critiscism is with the graphics. Although the colours may look pretty, red on black - or black on red - are not practical when it comes to clarity, especially in daylight hours. Many of the other colours used don't work well either. In the wordsearch, 'whiting' out the word once found is ok but it makes it very difficult to see the letters that may be needed for another of the words. Do the compilers and producers ever try the games themselves?
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170 of 174 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love It! 27 Jun 2009
By Mrs C
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game only came in the post this morning and is already highly addictive! At first I though "not another word puzzle game" but I have been pleasantly suprised. Much better than the Puzzler Collection as there is much more choice in the type of games to play. The are traditional games like crosswords, wordsearches and even hangman. There are other games that use synonyms, antonyms, quotes and phrases and themed games to unlock as well. There is plenty of opportunity to save your game and view your progress to date. There are also warm up games before each game which are useful as it gets you used playing. These can be annoying after a while but are easily switched off in your profile settings. Very educational but not sure it would be a game for a 3 year old though! So glad I bought it.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Classic Word Games 12 Oct 2009
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I purchased this for my mother who loves word games e.g. scrabble, crosswords, wordsearches e.g. Unfortunately she found it hard to get started, all she wanted to do is select the game and play. You have a warm up and she could not find a way around this. At nearly 70 she loves her DS and is quite DS capable, really looking forward to this game but this is not one she wants to play.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Disappointing 5 Oct 2009
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I don't generally like to write negative reviews, but occasionally I'll make an exception, if something greatly disappoints me. This game is one of those cases. It should have been good, but poor organisation has brought it over the line from educational to frustrating and boring.

The idea of the game is that we have a passive vocabulary (large and disorganised) and an active vocabulary (smaller but well-organised), and the objective of the game is to move words from your passive to your active vocabulary, so you can use them in everyday speech. You play the minigames for stars, being awarded stars for correct answers and extra ones for fast responses, and once you've collected a certain amount (I think it's 100), you move onto the next level, unlocking new games and (supposedly) adding words to your active vocabulary.

The biggest bug-a-boo I have with the game is that there's no real way to monitor your progress. Although there is a progress file that shows your previous scores from the games, and tells you how many new active words you have, there isn't any way of finding out what those words are - or at least, if there is, I haven't found it, even after much searching. Nor is there any real indication of what level you're on; the only idea you have is the little cartoon that says things like "hanging ten with the surfers", which doesn't really you give much of a clue.

With any learning program, no matter what the subject is, it is absolutely imperative to be able to look back and find out exactly what you've learned, otherwise the learning means very little. I find this poor organisation particularly irritating, because it could so easily have been solved by the makers of the game if they'd been paying attention.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 3 May 2011
By Doc Barbara TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I expected, from the description on the box, to be able to choose and play one of a variety of classic word games but no! The capsule contains a set of exercises rather in brain-training mode through which you have to work in order. The level is quite challenging but the creators get their apostrophes wrong on occasion. Some of the idioms are a type of (pseudo-American?) slang that I simply do not need to know and the quotations are randomly chosen and sometimes seem pointless. It then tries to take me through my mistakes. I still have not reached crosswords or word-finding games and am tempted to take it to the charity shop! But if the format is what you want there is some fun to be had from it.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what it says on the box! 21 Sep 2009
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought classic word games because I, well, wanted to play classic word games. Unfortunately, you can't really with this game. What it really is, is lots of 'vocabulary building' exercises, which are not classic, or games, or very interesting, or fun. And you have to play them before you can unlock any games. All the crosswords have ONLY cryptic clues, so thats one game that's no use to me. Hangman is only amusing for about 3 seconds. All in all, this was a complete waste of money.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed 9 Aug 2009
By Pan-tac
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Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Only two useful games......word search and hangman, the crossword puzzles have cryptic clues only.
The rest of the word games are rubbish and confusing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 3+ I don't think so!! 27 Nov 2010
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I purchased this game for my 8 year old and 5 year old to help them with their words and have fun whilst doing so. I also thought whilst we're on holiday I'd quite like to play with it too. Well, I tried it out and 'oh my god' not being funny but this is not a game for young children so why it's rated 3+ I don't know. I could hardly do it myself and I'm not thick!!! The words used are much too extensive in vocabulary for children and even most adults. I would definitely NOT recommend to anyone. The older generation who want to test their word knowledge then fine, but this should be clearer in the packaging. For me it was a complete waste of money as they most definitely can not play it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars word games
This product was good value for money, and arrived on time with no hassles. There was no hidden costs and overall I am more than satisfied.
Published 4 months ago by T. M. Dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars great assorted games in 1
this is a very addictive game and is hard to put down once playing 1 of the many varied games, they certainly get you brain working as you have to think hard before putting in the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by angel
3.0 out of 5 stars Served it's purpose.
Useful to put on DS light especially when someone you know has the console and they're going into hospital and don't read.
Published 8 months ago by Penelope
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall good section of games
My daughter loves puzzles etc she has played on it such alot since she has had it easy to use instructions easy to follow as well, there is not much we disliked about the game... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amanda Carvell
5.0 out of 5 stars "Head games more like it" !
It's a good job my wife has the patience to do these 'mind games' - I can't even get to the end of The Sun's crossword !
Published 12 months ago by THE TOAD
4.0 out of 5 stars ENJOIY THE PUZZLES
Published 13 months ago by caring Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Four years after its release, number of stars is inversely...
I paid a 1 for this game in mid 2013, so I have to say I got a lot for my money.

Reading this in 2013 it is:

five stars for 2 or less
four stars for... Read more
Published 13 months ago by R. Le Quin
5.0 out of 5 stars ninetendo game
game is ok. Love to pass the time by keeping the brain active and this ticks all the boxes. thanks.
Published 16 months ago by margaret taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Can make a rainy day seem much brighter and can keep the grandchildren amused for hours. Good delivery and great value for money.
Published 17 months ago by Paulipops
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Didn't really understand how this worked, can only assume you have to go through a series of tests before you can actually play a word game, so disappointing.
Published on 4 July 2012 by Dorothy Anne Denniss
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