Word on the Street Junior S$45.90
Designer: Jack Degnan
Artist: John Kovalic & Cathleen Quinn-Kinney
Publisher: Out of the Box
Number of players: 2 - 8
Official Recommended Age: 12 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 8 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Publisher's Game Description:
The Wacky Tug of Words! Word on the Street Junior brings the excitement of Word on the Street to the entire family! ord on the Street Junior encourages vocabulary development, creative thinking and teamwork—and it's fun!
Reviews & Comments:
BGG Trent Howell:"Team up and compete for letters in this great game from Out of the Box. Who knew that spelling words and fighting over the letter "V" could be so fun? You can see our full family review here - The Boardgame Family review (video on the right of this panel)"
BGG Tom Vasel:"An excellent word/party game. Plays very well with two players." See Tom Vasel's video review above - The Dicetower review
BGG Cubsfan31:"Great game to play with kids -- painless spelling practice they'll enjoy! This version includes all letters of the alphabet and simplifies play by allowing the word to be spelled after time runs out. Categories are also geared toward topics that would be general knowledge for kids. Overall a great family game -- especially good for kids beginning around 3rd grade who are starting to get a good handle on spelling, but also good to play with younger kids who enjoy brainstorming words as part of a team. "
BGG Ken from Michigan: "My daughter likes this one more than I ever thought she would. It's a clever game that can handle as many players as possible on teams."
How To Play
Each turn, one team flips over a category card and team members quickly brainstorm words that fit the category. The team agrees on a word before the time runs out and then pulls each letter in that word one lane closer to their side of the street. The first team to pull eight letters off the street wins!
This game reinforces:
Awards: 2010 Golden Geek Best Children's Board Game Nominee
BGG James Fehr:"An excellent game for kids and adults. The kids' version is different in that it uses all the letter of the alphabet, doesn't force the team to move the letters before the timer runs out, and allows a redo if a word is challenged and is found not to belong to the given category. The category cards seem to be slightly easier for younger ages to think of words for, but honestly, this is very similar to the original version and could actually be used just fine with adults as well."
BGG Rick Baptist:"Excellent introductory word game for kids. My 5-year-old has great fun working on his spelling and adults have a great time with it too. "