Typecrush Word Game Review
Typecrush is a new game with very simple rules, or rule, really. There is only one rule. Whoever guesses the word gets to choose the next word. That’s it. You can add any rules you want to change it up, which brings me to the first thing I love about this game…
Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.
First, I need to tell you that I received a free game from Typecrush in exchange for my honest, awesome (ha!) opinion. I also would like to tell you that you can see what my fellow Mosaic Review bloggers thought of the game, too.
From the company:
“Typecrushâ„¢ is a word game based on letter frequency analysisâ€”how frequently letters appear in the English language. It’s kind of like a color-coded hangman, but way more entertaining and educational. Best for players age seven and older, Typecrush is as simple or challenging as your imagination decides.”
Each Typecrush game is made and assembled in the United States of America (I love this fact!) AND it is made with 100% recycled materials. Pretty handy dandy. The game costs $25 and they currently offer free shipping.
You can connect with the company several ways to learn more:
How to Play Typecrush
Each letter of the alphabet has been placed on a set of round chips. Each colored circle represents a letter from the corresponding color bar in the chart. They are color coded by how often they are used.
You choose a word (don’t let anyone else see it!) and lay the chips face down. Then everyone else tries to guess, using the charts that come with it. You can print more if you have a lot of players.
We played with just two all the way up the five of us that can read. You can set themes to make the words easier to guess (states, capitals, household items). You can use small, three and four letter words with your beginning readers or longer vocabulary words with older students and adults.
Our Typecrush Review
I first played this with my 10-year-old daughter. She caught on pretty quickly and LOVED it. She regularly breaks out the game and invites others to play with her. Unless she asks a busy adult, she usually gets a yes.
We’ve played using names and random words. The kids will guess letters and flip them over until the others guess the word.
You know that thing I was jumping ahead of myself with before? Well, it is flexibility. This game has it. You can play for as long as you want, when my daughter asks to play, I am more willing to say yes because you can literally play for 5 minutes or 50.
You can use this with any subject. Reading about explorers? Try using explorers names or the countries they came from. Learning about weather? Then use words like clouds, rain, or precipitation. Use it to practice spelling or vocabulary words. I love how hands-on and easy this is.
I do have two minor issues with the game. We found the yellow and the green hard to differentiate in certain lights. And the instruction and chart cards are sort of difficult to get back in the tube with the game.
So tell me, what do you think?