Saturday, October 27, 2007


Subject: Language Arts
Category: Vocabulary
Ages: 8 and up
# of players: 2 to 4
Time to play: 45 to 60 min
Mechanics/Game Type: word game

Ratings (1 to 5)

Educational Value: 5
Gaming value: 3
Aesthetic value: 3
Price value: 2
Ease of play: 4
Younger adaptability: 5

My comments: Blurt! has a simple design with a 4-color playing board, playing pieces, a die, and a box of cards. One player rolls the die and reads a defunition (as they call it) while the other players try to be the first to blurt out the correct word and move ahead. There are also 1-on-1 challenges that can lead to players switching positions on the board.

The game moves quickly, though the board is long--use two dice instead of one to shorten the playing time. The rules include several variations, including some for younger players. For my 6 year old, I just read him the definition and let him answer without competition from other players.

There's also a Bible Blurt! available at Christian Book Distributors

Blurt! and Bible Blurt! both have card game versions that are less than $10 while the board game will cost anywhere between $25 and $30. link to this game:

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