Posted: 7 weeks ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
You play by taking Letter tiles from the shared pile and organise them into words joined correctly together. As soon as you've done this you shout "Peel" and everyone takes two more tiles - whether they are ready for them or not. You then use the new Letter tiles with any left over to add another word to your grid.
As you play, you continue taking letters and adding them to your increasingly complicated grid. You first try to fit them into the words that you already have in place, but often you need to disassemble words and rearrange them to free up letters or to make longer words so that you have space to add in your new words. This continues until all the letters in the pile are used up and the first player to finish is the winner.
It's a game that delivers equal amounts of joy and frustration. No sooner have you felt the joy of completing a word, you are forced to begin the process of rearranging all over again. Combine this with being forced to take tiles by other players when you aren't ready for them and you have a speedy thinking game for those that like adapting, re-doing and fighting to finish first.
The first time you play it's worth trying the following:
- Give all players chance to organise their starting tiles before saying "Peel" for the first time.
Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
7-10 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to have a wide enough vocabulary to be able to quickly fit the Letter tiles together. They also need the resilience to be given more tiles when they are not ready for them.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.
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