Words are the currency of all communication—listening, speaking, reading and writing. Want a vocab that will inspire the perfect combination of awe and fear in both friends and foes? Well, to continue on with our top 10 lists, the following is enough to make a world-class word wrangler out of anyone!
Marbles Top 10 Gifts for Word Nerds
Appletters -Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, movies and popcorn, Sonny and Cher. When you combine dominoes and Scrabble, you get the smart and delightful game of Appletters. Part wordplay and part matching, Appletters challenges players to make words and then build off of them using either the first or last letter of the growing chain.
Snatch It – Snatch-It happens to be one of the all-time favorites of Lindsay Gaskins, our brainy leader, president and CEO. She’s one smart cookie so, naturally, we can recommend it without equivocation. This competitive and fast-paced word game challenges players to think quickly while putting their vocabulary skills to the test.
Smart Mouth – So you fancy yourself a word nerd, huh? Well here’s your chance to put your smarts where your mouth is with a game of Smart Mouth. This quick-thinking word skills game reveals two tiles with letters on them and challenges players to be the first to come up with a word that begins and ends with the letters.
Bananagrams – Fun for the whole family” doesn’t do this awarding-winning word game justice. So how does “fantastic fun for generations of wordsmiths, game freaks and spelling bee champs in training,” sound? Much better, we think.
Super Scrabble – Most of the time, we’re not proponents of messing with a classic. New Coke, anyone? However, in the case of the Super Scrabble Deluxe Edition, we’re big fans of the enhancements. But don’t worry. Just like the classic version, Super Scrabble Deluxe Edition will boost your memory, problem-solving, vocabulary and planning skills.
World’s Largest Crossword Puzzle – With a whopping 28,000 clues and over 91,000 squares, the World’s Largest Crossword Puzzle is a massive undertaking for even the most ardent puzzler. It’s a challenge that can take up to a year to complete, which means this humdinger will be recharging your brain and helping ward off memory loss for quite some time.
Build Your Power Vocabulary - The average 30-year-old has a command of 30,000 words. The average 80-year-old? Only 10,000. Build Your Power Vocabulary can help you raise your number whether you’re a senior looking to slow an aging vocabulary, a foreigner learning English or a native English speaker out to become a world-class word slinger.
Rory’s Story Cubes – Rory’s Story Cubes contains nine cubes with 54 images. Just roll the cubes and come up with a story that links together all nine face-up images. So, say you get images of a bumblebee, a turtle and a crescent moon. Your story might go like this: Once upon a time, there was a bumblebee named “Turtle,” which was a very unfortunate name for a bumblebee. However, his parents wished upon a crescent moon for a turtle and got a bumblebee instead…. Hey, don’t laugh.
Hink Pink – The classic classroom game comes to life with this smart and portable party game. For example, what’s a Hink Pink for fun mind stimulation? A Brain Game, of course! Or how about a Hinky Pinky for an improved written communication? A Better Letter!
Konexi – You fancy yourself a real wizard of words, virtuoso of Scrabble, king of crosswords. That’s all fine and dandy. But can you match your word wits with the hand-eye coordination of a surgeon? Because to win Konexi, you’ll need the perfect combo of both.