Friday, August 9, 2013
Review: Typecrush: A Puzzling Game of Words
is sort of "Grown up Hangman". Each letter is assigned a color based on
letter frequency analysis (how frequently it appears in the English language).
try to guess what the word is by looking at the enclosed chart showing which letters
are in each color.
I was intrigued when given the opportunity to review this game.
When it came, it was
smaller than I
was imagining, but the letter
cards were bigger than I expected!
kids wanted to play it
as it arrived. I picked a
word and chose the letter cards
that corresponded to the
letters in my
word. I laid it out on the
floor face down, and
just stared at it! I decided
that it was too
to be able to guess the word as a whole, so
modified version of the game. They do recommend
the game for ages 7 and up, though!
I let them try and guess one of the cards. They would point
to the letter card and ask, "Is this a ____" and if it was the
letter they guessed, I'd turn the card over.
Andrew only guessed letters in the blue row
(most frequently used letters). I guess he liked
those letters best! If they thought they knew
what the word was, they could guess on their
turn. Then they would have a turn at picking
the word for the others to guess. I had the
younger kids pick a word out of a book so I
knew it would be spelled correctly!
Besides the way we played and the
way it's meant
be played (guess the word), I think you could also
use this game for "blunders". You could pick
the letters for the word and lay them face up (so you
can see the letters) and the other people try and
unscramble the letters and guess the word.
$25. This is more than I would want
to spend on a game, but I do think the game is a
really nice game. The game pieces are all
and made from 100% recycled material.
I received this game for free in exchange for my
honest review of the game through
. No other compensation
Mosaic Reviews Team
I love how you adapted it for your younger children! Great job!
August 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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