Whizz Wordz

LQ: 8

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Brain grade: 8.5
Fun score: 7.4

Game Type: ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: LWK Recommended Age: 8+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:

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In Whizz Wordz, the goal is to spell different words using the limited amount of letters the game supplies, all within two minutes. The player can score more points by spelling words that fit into one of eight categories (like “5-letter words”), and will need to use her time wisely in each round in order to achieve a high score before time runs out. A small amount of reading is required to learn the game instructions, while writing skills (mainly spelling) are required throughout the entire game. Whizz Wordz does not contain any inappropriate content but due to the academic skill requirements, it is recommended for players ages 8 and up.



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This Game is Good for Kids Who Need Help With:

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of their use of time and effort.

In order to get a good score in Whizz Words, the player must be able to prioritize tasks in a timely manner. To score, the player has to spell as many words as possible within two minutes. After that, the player selects a category to score her points in. If the player focuses only on constructing bigger, more difficult words that score more points, she may fail to rack up the numerous easy words she could have been spelled first, which in turn would earn a higher amount of total points. By splitting her time between basic words and high scoring difficult ones, the player can avoid  fruitlessly wasting time on surveying the board.

Planning

Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

Planning is an essential skill to achieving a high score in Whizz Wordz. The game is divided into several rounds and players will be scored in different categories each round such as three-letter words, four-letter words, etc. At the end of each round the player may only pick one category from that round to add to her final score so she will need to choose wisely. She may have a better four-letter score than five-letter score in one given round, but she might choose to take the five-letter score with the hope of getting an even better four-letter score the next round. After all, four-letter words are easier to come by than five-letter words. By setting goals before hand, the player can decide the specific kinds of words she wishes to spell.

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