Games that are quick to play, easy to learn, educational, and
appealing can be difficult to find. 4-Way Spelldown by Cadaco is all
of the above. Up to 4 people can play this game that requires some
strategy and the ability to form words from scrambled letters.
Two, three, or four players each sit in front of their side of
the board. Each player has the same lettered pegs in front of them.
On their turn, players roll the die and use the letters rolled to
form a word with any of their lettered pegs. The word can be as
simple as "jam" or it could be as complicated as "bunch". The goal
of the game is to use up all of your wooden pegs.
Each game is very quick to play--a fact that we like because it's
so very easy to pick up. Kids generally want to play it a few times
each sitting. Because it's self-contained (players roll the die
right inside the board), it's ideal for travel.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy: 4-Way Spelldown Game
Reviewed: July 2005