Saturday, October 27, 2018

Allegro: Words Unleashed! is a Fun Word-Building Game Families Will Have Fun Playing Together -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

The game that pits brains against hustle! 

I have shared many times how my family loves having game night each week.  Everyone gets to pull out their favorite board or card game to play and we each take turns playing the games after dinner.  Now that the girls are older and can read, we have more of a variety when it comes to fun games the whole family can play.  And, I have to say, it can get really competitive in our house, and sometimes there are tears shed when someone losers. But, in the end, we always end the night with a great big hug, and go to bed thinking our strategies for the next game night, and what other great games we can play and enjoy together.

If you follow my blog, then you know that I homeschool my two girls.  I have also shared how games and hands on learning are big in our house, as that is how both of my girls learn and excel.  So, I am always looking for fun games that we can play not just for family game night, but that can be used during our school during the day. One game that I was recently sent and has become a favorite of the girls (and mine) is Allegro.  

Build words that start or end with the letter shown. Use up your cards first to win.
But think fast because playing out-of-turn and card stealing are encouraged. 

As you can see in the photo above, there is a dog on the front cover.  When my oldest daughter, who is dog-obsessed, saw this, she couldn't wait to play.  And, then we she started to read the game instructions and saw it was a word building game, she grew even more excited.  Like her mom, she loves to read and write and build upon her vocabulary, and spelling games are her favorite.  So, when she saw that the object of this game was to spell words - the longer, the better -- she couldn't wait to try it out.  

My oldest is all about reading and writing, while my youngest loves to learn about history and important figures in history, as well as science and art.  But, when it comes to games like this, they both are out to win and be able to walk away bragging. :-) And, while it can get competitive at times, it is great seeing my girls eager to play this game -- which is not only fun to play, but is educational at the same time.  We have the dictionary handy in case someone comes up with a word or needs to check a spelling of a word before playing it.  This game is similar to scrabble, but without the tiles and need to count the points after each word played.  If you want to win this game, you need to use up all your cards first. 

Here is more about this game, including a quick video that shows you how the game is played...

About this Game:

  • Big words dominate, but quick plays rule!
  • The word-making, card stealing game that’s fun for all ages.
  • Flex your brain and raise your pulse as you use your cards to build words of any length.
  • Take turns or cut the line? You decide! With Allegro, you’re always in the game.
  • Stumped? Just match the letter on the discard pile.
  • Includes 71 Alphabet cards, 4 Wild cards, a turn token, and complete Game Instructions.
  • 2 or more players, with an option for Team play
  • Gray matter not included.
  • Play time is under 15 minutes

Doesn't this look like a fun game to play with your kids?  It really is!  We have only had this game for a month and it has become a staple of our weekly "Funday Fridays" for homeschooling, were the girls get to play games, do arts and crafts, and other hands-on learning, instead of workbooks, worksheets, etc. that they do during the rest of the week. And, when Saturdays roll around -- our family game night -- this game is always brought to the table by one of my girls, to be played. 

We really do have a blast playing this word game made especially for children ages 7+, or if you have an early reader who can spell, this game can also be played.  My youngest is almost 7, but hasn't had any issues playing the game.  And, if she does have a question about a word, she knows how to use the dictionary and can look to see if it is a real word, or if her spelling is right.  I am personally seeing stronger vocabulary and word-building skills thanks to this game.  And, when it comes time to study 10-12 new vocabulary words each week for school, the girls don't fight me anymore as they know that these could be new words they could use when playing Allegro that may let them play the "big word" and use up their cards quicker. :-)

If you have child who loves word games, or needs a little extra help with their spelling, then Allegro is the game for them.  A single game can be played in under 15 minutes and with 2-6+ players.  So, even the most reluctant word builders will not get discouraged with a long drawn out game, like you may see with scrabble. Instead, they will be asking to play again, and again, in hopes of being the champ, all while strengthening their word building skills.

This game would make a great stocking stuffer idea this year, or added to a book bundle gift you put together for your child.  Then, get ready with dictionary in hand, to sit down and play this fun word building game with your whole family.

To learn more about Allegro: Words Unleashed, which has also won a Parent's Choice Award, visit today.  You can purchase this card game directly from their website, as well as through Amazon for only $19.99.


Thanks to the the creator of Allegro, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a copy of this fun word game to share with their children.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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