The included instruction booklet gives other game ideas too. Matthew and I thought of a few "adjustments" to even the playing field a bit when we play together. If I call out "Peel!", he only has to pick up if he has less than 5 tiles he is trying to use. This way he doesn't get overwhelmed with tiles. Also, we determine the winner by who has used the most tiles. We also thought of different ways to use this game along with our language arts and spelling lessons and/or to make it more challenging. Here are some of those ideas.
- Only certain parts of speech can be used. For example, play a game where you can only have words that are adjectives and verbs.
- Only certain subjects can be used. For example, play a game where you can only have words that are related to food.
- Lay out your child's spelling list and challenge them to spell as many of their words as possible with their tiles. Whenever they spell one they can yell "Peel!" (even if they have tiles left over) and their opponent has to pick up....but not them!
- Set a timer for a pre-determined time (say....5 minutes) and each time the timer goes off you have to switch places with your opponent and play on their tiles.
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