Yep, I'm at it again, but this time with a new game that I think all you writer types will enjoy, and so will teachers and kids--it's for ages 8 to adult. Check out my Kickstarter video below--some of the words are small at this size, but you can go to the Kickstarter page to enjoy it full strength.
Wordzzle is both a fun (and funny) family game and an educational tool for teaching parts of speech. You combine words crossword-style to create sentences. There are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, and conjunctions.
The fun comes in with the wacky combination of words that come about—I call it “The Elvis Ate My Bus Game” because “Elvis ate my bus” was a sentence in a play test game.
On the educational side, the pieces are color-coded and labeled with their parts of speech.
Wordzzle shows when words can be two different parts of speech.
Wild words foster creativity. What verb would you put here?
Write your own words on blank pieces. Names are fun . . .
A middle-school language arts teacher has played Wordzzle, and she thinks it would be a terrific teaching tool—she says teachers are always looking for fun ways to teach “boring” grammar. It could be a significant market.
If you've enjoyed what I do here at FtQ, I hope you will return the favor by passing the link to the Kickstarter page along to other folks and, if you can, supporting the project. Here's a shortened link that you can copy and paste/tweet: http://kck.st/1gbhnrF