Last Letter, from ThinkFun, challenges players to think creatively while also testing their spelling skills. Designed for two or more players ages 8 and up, the game includes more than 60 image cards. Each player is dealt five image cards, and the dealer begins the game by flipping one card for the discard pile and and calling out a word that he or she associates with that image. Play continues at random with players racing to discard image cards from their hands by calling out a word that begins with the last letter of the word the previous player called. For example, if there is a picture of scientists in a lab and the player calls out “experiments,” the next player must throw a card that inspires a word that begins with “s.” Play continues in this manner until one player gets rid of all of his or her cards.
The quick-paced gameplay improves reflexes and concentration in kids, while keeping the game fun and challenging for adults. Every single card is different and features very intricate details.Whether it’s a robot playing baseball, a pilot flying a paper airplane, or a UFO landing in a small town, the images inspire creative thinking and imagination.
Last Letter is definitely a game of “stealth learning,” as our Toy Insider Mom likes to say! The images are so silly, the fast-paced nature of the game gets the whole family involved, and the ease of it all makes kids forget they are learning at all. Not to mention, it helps teach spelling and vocabulary skills without ANY reading! It’s great to see a game that combines so much into a simple, affordable package.