First up we R A C E to M A K E words the F A S T E S T in Wordical

Next we mind map our way to solving crimes in Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

And lastly we struggle to remember that Lyric that’s right on the tip of our tongue in Songburst: 70’s & 80’s Edition


Designed by: Linda, Rich, Mike, and Robin
Published by:
Educational Insights (2013)
2 – 8
8 & up
Playing time:
~ 40 min

In Wordical, The radical dice-rolling, word-building race game, one player rolls the vowel dice and then all players race to combine the letters with the consonant cards in their hands to build the highest-scoring word.

But you’d better hurry—the last word made scores only one point.

The game ends when the deck runs out, and the winner is the player with the most points!

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

Designed by: Ignacy Trzewiczek 
Story by: Przemysław Rymer & Jakub Łapot
Published by:
Portal Games (2018)
1 – 5
16 & up
Playing time:
2 – 3 hrs

In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, players take on the role of investigators, solving mysterious crimes while working for the Antares National Investigation Agency.

The game will challenge you with five different cases, that are played in order. Seemingly unconnected at first, they will unveil an immersive meta-plot based on facts and fiction alike.

You will gain access to the online Antares database that contains data about suspects, witnesses, and documentation from arrests and trials related to your case. Use every tool at your disposal to solve these crimes – consult the Internet, check the facts and constantly discover new clues. You are not playing a detective; you ARE a detective!

Songburst: 70’s & 80’s Edition

Designed by: Brian Hersch
Published by:
Hersch and Company (1992)
2 – 3 Teams
18 & up

In Songburst: 70’s & 80’s Edition, players in two or three teams attempt to complete lyrics from popular songs.

Players are given the year, the artist, the song title and the first two or three words; if nobody can get it, then more words are revealed.

A correct answer awards that team a disc that looks like a vinyl record, and a number of spaces based on how few words were given as the hint.

The team with the most discs when game ends is the winner.

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