The “Last Letter” is just what you listen for in this fast-paced classic word game of calling out a word that begins with the last letter of the word just called. Here’s the twist. Each player is drawing from the word bank pictured in the five cards he has just drawn to begin the game. Each of the 61 cards illustrate an edgy scene with perfectly offbeat scenarios that fascinated kids–a man deserted on an island with an entire mermaid castle depicted underwater below him, an animated cheesy moon watching an astronaut leave his space module and chop away on his surface, a boxing match between robots attended by excited patrons waving money, or kids turning a city street into a swimming pool after opening up the fire hydrant. A great vocabulary builder, “Last Letter” forces players to think outside the box, processing a picture to gather words that describe it, coming up with nouns, verbs, adjectives, emotions, and category words. We did find some letters easier than others, as I heard a little groan (was that me?) when we got “e” again. Finally a friend yelled “edge” and we were off and running again!
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