Parents are increasingly looking for great family games so why not add some learning to the fun? “4 Way Spelldown” is a portable, self-contained popping, flipping spelling game . Players  press down on the popper to see which 2 letters they must include in the word they formulate. Add on letters from those on your wooden blocks and flip them over. The first player to flip over all his letters wins. Players found themselves thinking in blends to try to make the longest word possible, using up their letters. Kids practice spelling, reading and learn some new vocabulary as they search for that more complicated word. Teachers contacted me after seeing it on my FOX6 TV segment which is a nice endorsement for the game!

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