* Erin received a GriddlyGames free of charge to facilitate this review. The review is in our own words and is our opinion.
I love to play games with my kids, and prefer them over all the electronics that seem to distract them from having conversations with each other. GriddlyGames has lots of different choices that are great for home, car trips and even classrooms! We recently had the opportunity to play Words of the Wise and loved it! It’s a use-your-brain game based on using the ABC’s to come up with as many words alphabetically as you can, based on the topic.
You can play individually, with a group, or in teams, which made it the idea game to test out in my 5th grade classroom. I put my students into teams, gave them a piece of paper, and shouted out the first topic, worth 10 points (based on difficulty level). The topic was “Food”, so it was fun to hear them zip through apples, bananas, candy and donuts, but the best part was when they got to “Q” and “X” – then I got to pull up pictures of a quince and quail eggs! We did search for an “X” food and found xylocarp, but since we’d never heard of it, we skipped it. Other categories include “Sea Life,” “Transportation,” “Companies,” “TV Characters,” and lots more with points worth between 10 and 50 points.
The game also has Wise Alec cards that allow you to skip turns, pass, skip letters and several other options as well.
I also had several high school students who volunteer in my class every Friday come in and find the game on my desk. One of the boys took it out of the box, I gave a quick explanation, and they were off – they LOVED it! It’s definitely a bonus when you can find a game that entertains a multi-aged group.
This is a game that I can definitely see joining us on our next car trip to keep everyone busy.
The second game we tried out was Oversight. To be honest, the directions were a bit difficult to follow, so I jumped on the GriddlyGames website to watch a tutorial on how to play. It showed how to set up the game, and had several diagrams that did make the directions easier to follow, but we still haven’t spent enough time mastering it yet.
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Erin received Words of the Wise and Oversight from GriddlyGamesfree of charge to facilitate this review. Giveaway item will be provided by sponsor. Sponsor has the right to refuse filling prize for duplicate winners from other blogs. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.