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Everything right in front of your eyes!
on 7 September 2009
A friend of ours introduced us to this toy. My son (aged 11) thought it was great. So we got one for ourselves. The game experience is no different from the original; however the built-in timer will buzz, so you don't have to keep looking at the clock.
The actual game can be very frustrating of course when other players are picking out words that seem blatently obvious when the answers are called out. However, the simplicity of the game allows anyone from 8 (potentially even younger) to 80 to take part.
Aside from the test of vocabulary, it also forces the mind to see things differently to how we normally read horizontally from left to right. You are actually trying to recognise words with letters jumbled up in different angles as well as directions. Your mind is working out combinations of words that you will immediately write down based on a collection of letters.
We have been playing everyday since we got it. Definitely recommended!