GIFT IDEA – 26! CARD GAME
26! is the product of Dan Yovich, the creator of the game Krypto and co-inventor of MathSuey. The game gets its name from the 26 letters of the alphabet and consists of 54 playing cards. Each card shows a letter from A to Z, and a number 1 to 26. The object of 26! is to use six dealt cards and a seventh card from a drawing deck to create a 3, 4, or 5 letter word and then, with the remaining cards, form an arithmetic equation that equals 26, using any combination of addition, division, multiplication, or subtraction. Up to four players can play from one deck of cards.
In addition to its entertainment value, 26! helps international students learn English, provides enrichment for students in science and math and benefits remedial students studying spelling and arithmetic.
26! advertises itself as a refreshing new game created by Daniel J. Yovick for the classroom, teachers, and family. I played a couple of hands with hubby and it was just that. It is definitely educational involves basic spelling and arithmetic skills initially presented in early elementary grades. Up to four can play this game.
This is how 26! works. The dealer deals each player six cards. Each player then takes a seventh from the pile. There are 54 cards in the deck. Two cards are wild; the others have a letter and a number on them. Each player takes his cards and tries to make a three, four, or five letter word AND a math equation equal to 26. The more letters in the word, the more points he scores. Points are scored at the end of every hand. The game ends at 26. This game depends on age and skill level. It is not for advanced students.
26! cost $10.95 plus postage and handling and can be ordered online at http://www.26cardgame.com/.
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