Word on the Street calls itself “The Hilarious Tug of Words”. In this fast-paced word game, team members frantically brainstorm words that fit the category on one of the Category Cards, while the opposing team tries to sidetrack them. The team must agree on a word and pull each letter one closer to their side of the street before the time runs out. The opposing team then has their chance to pull the letters back with the next category card.
A game that is designed for kids ages 12 and up could be a scary proposition. We’ve seen plenty of games come across our desk that have rule after rule, and instruction after instruction – and in too many cases all of these rules are just too difficult to understand, and therefore make the gameplay too difficult. We are happy to report that this is absolutely not the case with Word on the Street! Kids age 12 and up will be able to get the feel of this game quick – and that for sure adds to the fun. The Category Cards are simple to understand, and the game moves fast – easily!
The game board, Category Cards and word tiles are all made well and should last just fine with proper care. And as a game targeted towards kids that are a bit older, there should be no problem with lost pieces.
Word on the Street isn’t the brightest, or the most colorful game around – but it doesn’t have to be. The game is fun, and is sure to draw a crowd – that is more than enough to keep this on the high-end of our Visual Appeal Category.
By the design of the game alone, Word on the Street is packed with functionality. Each time you play, the game will be different. Between unique Category Cards and a unique mix of letters, every time you turn the timer the play will be fast, different and fun!
With a retail price of just under $25, Word on the Street is not the least expensive game you’ll ever buy for your family. However, it is fun – and fun for older kids. And at the same time as being fun, it gets older kids working on words, spelling and creativity. Is that priceless? No – but paying a few extra dollars is reasonable.
We’ve certainly seen word games before…and we’ve certainly seen games challenging the creativity of players and teams…but we really love the way Word on the Street brings them both together. The play is fast-paced, and really requires the players to think. Oh – and while they are thinking – they are laughing and having fun! If you can put all that together you’ve definitely created something original!
It’s not often enough for our liking that we get games designed specifically for older kids – and it’s even less often when they are this much fun to play. Learning the gameplay literally takes just a few moments, and within minutes the laughing and fun begins! No durability issues – and plenty of functionality. If you are looking for a game that will challenge, entertain and keep your older kids engaged – this is it!
Recommended Age: 12 years +
Retail Price: $24.99
On the Web: www.otb-games.com
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