Four stacks. Twenty cards. It’s a race against the clock to spell words to move your cards to the center before your opponents.
What You’ll Need• The Ultimate Letter Card Game Deck from FamilyFED.com
How to Play
1. Each player uses a deck of letter cards. They place five cards facedown in four stacks and turn the top cards over. Remaining cards form a stack in their hand.
2. When play begins, players try to form words of three letters or more with the cards in their stacks. When needed, they can flip over the top card in their hand until they find a letter to work with their stacks. When they can form a word, they move those cards to the center and flip over the top card on any open stacks.
3. Players can also form words using cards in the center as long as their cards form words with all letters they touch.
4. The first player to move all cards from their stacks into the center wins.
Play five rounds. After one player goes out each round, players score the number of cards in their stacks. The lowest score after five rounds wins.
This game is easily adapted for single play. Simply time yourself each round and see if you can beat your record.
It’s important to keep your mind active with brain exercises, as with this game. How else can you help your brain build new connections in your daily routines?
Why This Activity Matters
This game blends learning and play in a beautiful combination of fun!
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The Ultimate Letter Card Game Deck
If you want to play a game with letter cards, The Ultimate Letter Card Game Deck (download it here) brings you endless possibilities! The card decks include:
- Seven different colors for multiple players
- Color options for games with color requirements
- Three cards per color with each vowel and two cards per color with other frequently used letters and scoring
- Six double-letter combos to create more interesting game rules
- A scoring system on the cards for games allowing extra points when players use more difficult letters in a word; any letter without a number on it is worth only one point