Sunday, December 11, 2011
Price: Free! (99 cents for ad-free version)
Grade Recommendation: 3rd and up
Specific Skill: Spelling and vocabulary
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both
The object of the game is to form words in order to topple buildings and other structures. Words can be formed by swiping a finger across letter blocks or tapping each letter individually. The final letter in each word needs to be double-tapped to 'play' that word.
The letter tiles used to form an acceptable word 'fall', disrupting the building or structure. Longer words cause more damage than shorter ones. The user clears a level by getting all of the blocks below the checkered line (after causing damage) - so strategy comes into play as well as word sense.
I like how the app provides the definition for all acceptable words.
Even the ad version is recommended; this is a fun little word game that students will enjoy.