Friday, February 09, 2007

Word Sweep

Santa brought a lot of board games to the children this last Christmas, including Word Sweep.

We've been having fun with this game and it's so educational. In fact, it's based on Merriam-Webster's dictionaries. You're given three definitions of words that appear consecutively in a Merriam-Webster dictionary. You then try to guess the words. It helps knowing the words are close alphabetically, but you're racing the timer. And your opponents can steal points if you miss any words.

There are three levels to the game: Everyday Words, Intermediate Words and Challenging Words. This way, everyone in the family can play. You can adjust the rules so that adults are on the same playing field as their ten-year old.

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