ReWordAble card game

The Uniquely Fragmented Word Game

by Team Rewordable

 

This is a different review today, my middle grader and I love to play games. From board games to card games we can play for hours. Some of our favorites is Life, One Night Werewolf is So. Much. Fun. but today we played a new one and we love it. Re*W*or*d*A*ble and it is so much fun~

Rewordable is faster than scrabble and a lot more fun. My middle grader said she was done with Scrabble, Rewordable more fun!  It is fast paced and can be as competitive as you want. For our first few games since we were learning how to play we weren’t as competitive. However after we had the rules down pat we got very competitive. I have never played a word game that went as fast as this one. The rules say that if your playing 2-4 players only use half the deck. Well we were having so much fun we played the whole deck. The tokens were an added fun bonus to see who could get the most. We had a lot of fun stealing each others words to make longer ones. This card game is easy to follow and I think it would be a fun one to play in the school setting as well as home. I think from 4th through adults would enjoy it. I can’t wait to play this with my extended family on my birthday when we all get together. I will be adding this to Christmas list to a few of my friends and family that love to play games as much as we do.

Rewordable

The Uniquely Fragmented Word Game

·    The Kickstarter-funded, uniquely fragmented word game
·    Carefully crafted to make it easy to form longer, more common words
·    Intuitive and fun for 2-8 players of all skill levels (ages 8 and up)
·    Includes 120 cards, 16 tokens, and nifty fold-out rules and poster
·    Variable deck with a fresh linguistic experience every game

Every letter counts in a game of Rewordable. Each of the 120 cards has been selected for optimal word crafting. Build a new word and be rewarded. Or add to other players’ words to steal their points. Create the largest lexicon of words by the end of the game to become the Rewordable champion.

 Includes:
·    120 cards with one-, two-, and three-letter sequences, selected through linguistic research, computational analysis, and extensive playtesting
·    16 tokens add different goals, strategies, and rewards to every game
·    Nifty fold-out rules with easy to follow how-to-play diagrams

Thank you so very much Blogging for Books and Team Rewordable for allowing us to play and review this game. All thoughts and opinions are ours and not influenced by the free game.

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Windfall

by Jennifer E Smith

 

 

We have all seen the people on TV that win the lottery and we’ve all thought about it. What would you do if you won the lottery? Windfall is a classic rags to riches story set in modern times. Teddy doesn’t have much and his mom works hard. When he gets a winning ticket for his birthday he goes a little wild, I mean who wouldn’t right? He’s 18 I guess it’s to be expected. I felt sorry for poor Alice who is in love with Teddy and then money changes everything and he turns into a rich snot. I don’t believe the old saying “money changes people”. I have some friends that won the lottery and they won big but you know what they are still their sweet self’s and they didn’t change personality wise. This is a contemporary fiction book which for me can be hit and miss. I have a few authors that I really like so I’m always looking to add a few more new ones to the bunch.  I haven’t read any of Jennifer E. Smiths books before at the library and always meant to grab one but never did. So I was happy to read Windfall as my first novel of her’s. Overall Windfall was OK if I had to grade it I’d give it a good solid C. It’s not a bad book and if you really like contemporary than you would love this one I think. For me I just didn’t get invested in the characters or the story line.

About the Book: Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

Thank you Delcorte Press and Blogging for Books for sending me a copy of Windfall. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.