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What are some good games for spelling and vocabulary?

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There are a variety of games to practice spelling and vocabulary; from board games to games for mobile devices. Scrabble, Apples to Apples and Boggle are examples of such board games. Games for mobile devices include Words with Friends, Hangman Free and Guess the Word.

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Scrabble is a classic American board game, in which players earn points by constructing words on a grid. This game helps with vocabulary by testing player creativity in constructing legitimate words from seemingly random letters.

Apples to Apples is played with two decks of cards; one containing nouns, the other containing adjectives. One player lays down an adjective card, and the other players try to find a noun card describable by that adjective.

Boggle is a timed game where players compete to find as many words as they can in three minutes on a 4X4 grid.

Words with Friends is a popular word game playable on mobile devices. Players choose a random opponent, or a friend from Facebook, and score points by creating words in a vertical or horizontal row.

Hangman Free, which derives from the classic Hangman game, tests the player's ability to fill in missing letters from an unknown word.

Guess the Word is a popular word-style trivia game. Players see four pictures that all have one word in common, and they must guess the word.

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