― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald
Heidi Kay over at PediaStaff asked me to review a couple of games by Blue Orange Games. Of course, I said yes---if you look at my therapy room, it looks like the game aisle in a toy store. I love games, and my kids do too! Even with the current iPad craze, most of my students will choose a game in a box to play when the time is right.
The game we played this week was entitled Speedeebee! The ages suggested were 8 to adult, with 2-6 players in 20 minutes. I played it with five EC 4th graders, adapting it a bit, as I do most of my games.
Here are the company-supplied directions:
Some examples of tasks included:
---Name a word containing the blue letter but NOT containing the other 3.
---Find a word containing these 2 letters (throw the green and red dice).
---Name something you can eat starting with one of these letters.
With the adapted directions, I simply had the kids take turns coming up with words, rather than requiring a competition (some of us have difficulty losing). This worked out fine, and they really loved this new game. After answering a question, each child kept the card--no one lost. I feel this game was great on many levels---
- Following complex directions
|We embellished with both SmartBoard and iPad dice|