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The game consists of a three-page downloadable pdf – instructions, 1 player card (there are not enough one-syllable u…e words to have a series of cards) and 1 page of letters to cut up. Print up to six player cards and one or two letter pages on coloured paper then laminate at least the letter pages, before cutting these up to create the playing pieces.
To play, put the pieces face down on the table where all players can reach them. Give a card to each player. Players then randomly take one piece each from the centre, and try to use it to make a word on their card. Players should be encouraged to do this by trying the sound out in the available spots on their board, and moving other sounds around if required. If they can’t use a piece, they put it back into the centre before taking another piece.
The first person to make 12 real words wins, but they have to read all their words aloud first, and if there is any dispute about whether a word they’ve made is a real word, they have to put it in a sentence that the other players can understand.
After each round, swap boards.
Spellings in this game have been chosen and combined carefully to ensure that learners can make many different words, allowing even beginners to quickly succeed and for play to be fast-paced.
Please note that this game is supplied as a pdf file which you download from this website, and print yourself.