Best Literacy Game

Created by: Shaun Delaney
Game duration: 25-35mins
Number of players: 2-2
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Rules link: Rules on 2 Way Games site, Video link: YouTube

2 Way Words a unique fun and exciting new approach to producing thrilling duels between friends and family.

The centrepiece of our 2 Main Games (Words and Shapes), 2 Way Words is an impressive unique graphic designed upright ‘Battle Grid’ which allows many different subject-based contests

Also there are various sets of Expansion Packs available to be played.-each containing... Read More

Alice In Wordland
Created by: Chris Darsaklis & Spyros Koronis
Game duration: 15-25mins
Number of players: 3-8
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Greece
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube

In the party game Alice in Wordland, players take the roles of characters from Alice in Wonderland, each with their own unique abilities and all invited to the tea party of the Queen of Hearts. They have to follow her mad rules of discussion, saying words in particular themes under the pressure of time.

The game includes a plastic music-playing teapot timer. Every round, after the... Read More

Anomia - IG Awards 2017


Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 10-99


Redesigned for 2017. Anomia now has serious shelf esteem – bold, vibrant box that communicates the game play.
 
Normally, it's easy to give an example of a dog breed or a frozen food - but you’ll find that your brain works differently under pressure. Flip cards until symbols on two players’ cards match. Matching players must race to give an example of the category... Read More
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Created by: Abraham Nathanson
Game duration: 10-60mins
Number of players: 1-8
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United States
Rules link: Bananagrams Rules Page, Video link: You Tube Video

Fast and frantic, players race against each other to build crossword grids. And it requires no pencil, paper, or board. In this addictive word game, speed wins, not points. You’ll have a bunch of fun as you race to the finish by using all of your letter tiles first! BANANAGRAMS comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch and is perfect for everyone 7 & up; at home or on the go.


Bananagrams Duel
Created by: Bananagrams
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-2
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Bananagrams Duel Travel Game

The Small Space Word Race!

The small space word race! It’s a head-to-head Bananagrams snack for cosy spaces and on-the-go play! Two players face-off in a race to build their own... Read More

Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Game duration: 1-10mins
Number of players: 2-10
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Easy as 123, BrainBox My First ABC is full to the brim with fantastic images to help children recognise objects beginning with each letter of the alphabet as well as the more common blends.

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die.

If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept, and the person with the... Read More

Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 1-10
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Video link: How to play BrainBox on YouTube

Grammar, punctuation and spelling: let’s face it, important as they are, these have never been the easiest topics to make fun – until now! Let BrainBox English come to rescue, helping you sort out problems from prepositions, adverbs from apostrophes and synonyms from syllables.

Take a card from the box and turn the timer over. Study the picture card until the 10 second timer runs out.... Read More

BrainBox: Shakespeare - IG Awards 2017
Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd

Number of players: 1-10
Recommended ages: 8-98
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Each of these cards, stunningly illustrated by artist Rikey Austin, includes a quotation as well as a caption explaining the scene. Put in order, the captions tell the outline of each story. The plays included are A Midsummers Night's Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Twelfth Night.

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then... Read More
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Created by: Awarebrands Ltd
Game duration: 35-60mins
Number of players: 2-5
Recommended ages: 9-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Rules link: How to Play Video, Video link: Promotional Video

CircleTales the Adventure Storytelling Game is a unique collaborative game that celebrates the imagination of every player, while encouraging active listening, confident speaking, and imaginative storytelling. 

Thoughtful Moon Card questions that generate personal one-word responses are combined with colourful word prompts to help players create extraordinary stories with every... Read More

Created by: Vlaada Chvatil
Game duration: 15-30mins
Number of players: 2-8
Recommended ages: 10-99
Country of origin: Czech Republic

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.
In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to... Read More

Created by: Blue Orange
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: France
Video link: YouTube Video Promo

Cooperate to connect and win!

Can you come up with a clue that is a cross between “Bear” and “Doctor”?

Got one? Then say it out loud to the other players and hope they can figure out which two code words you crossed to make your clue! Consider your clues carefully and think as a team to fill in as much of the grid as you can!

With thousands of combinations of code words,... Read More

Created by: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 3-8
Recommended ages: 12-99
Country of origin: Canada
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube

Communicate safely! Join the greatest Encryptor team in the world! Your mission: transmit secret codes to your teammates without letting the opposing team intercept.

Decrypto is a “scramble communication” game: you must give clues to your teammates that are precise enough so they can understand you, but vague enough to make sure your opponents don’t get the message...


Dice Academy
Created by: Blue Orange
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: United States

Get ready to test your knowledge and your mental agility! Be the first player to match each theme to a word which starts with the letters you’re given! Rolls of the dice will come thick and fast as players’ minds run riot and words fire out!

  • Fun, fast paced game
  • Roll the dice, identify the themes and pair them with the letters dice; the first player to reach the... Read More
Dixit
Created by: Libellud
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 6-99
Country of origin: France

The gorgeously illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale. In this award-winning board game, players will use the beautiful imagery on their cards to bluff their opponents and guess which image matches the story.

One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the 6 cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence... Read More

Created by: Cayro The Games

Number of players: 3-8
Recommended ages: 12-99


Fakes is a game where you will discover interesting personal anecdotes and details about your friends relating to a common theme. But beware, the player with the liar card will tell stories that aren’t true. Discover which player is lying whilst trying to convince the others that your story is false. Each player can ask two questions to try and find out whether the story is true or false. Will... Read More



Number of players: 2-8
Recommended ages: 12-99


Fast words is a word game, with 8 letters and one topic. You must say a word relating to the topic using as many letters as possible, first. A word relating to “something very hairy” … What did you come up with? And something “with holes in”?


Created by: BINCA Games
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-6

Country of origin: India

Fletter is an exciting, challenging and adrenalin-pumping word game.

Shout out words from letters placed before you before other players can. There is no timer, but, you have to think fast, faster than your opponents to claim words. The words you claim give you points. It is played in 4 rounds — starting from 3-letter words to 6-letter words. At the end of each round, points are... Read More

Created by: BINCA Games
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: India

Super-Charge your word building but avoid the Fletter Fuse bombs!

In Fletter Fuse, 2-6 players have to fuse Single, Double and Triple letters together to make words. Everyone plays at the same time, so you have to think fast and act faster than your opponents if you want to win. 

The aim of the game is to make the most points.


FReNeTiC
Created by: Dr. Graeme Fraser-Bell
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 2-8
Recommended ages: 8-88
Country of origin: United Kingdom

FReNeTiC®, is the frenzied word game of the Elements. Players race against the clock to write down as many words as they can create from different combinations of the Element Symbols. The scoring mechanism is the Atomic Number of the Element Symbols being used , eg Ba Na Na = Banana = 78 points. Everyone is playing all the time with the first player to reach 1000 points declared the winner... Read More

Fun Genes - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Omni GENEius Ltd.


Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Learn while you play with 'Fun Genes' - there are 40 wooden blocks with 240 fun, simple but advanced educational images and ideas to create!

These new and exciting revoluntionary wooden block sets promote learning through play, with the aim of enhancing the IQ level of younger generations. These blocks use colourful pictures to introduce new concepts to children as they play, as well as... Read More

I Learn to Read - IG Awards 2017

Game duration: 10-20mins


Country of origin: Netherlands
Video link: I Learn to Read Video
With 'I Learn to Read', children learn to read and spell words in a fun and entertaining way to recognise letters, find letters to match pictures, learn the alphabet and expand their vocabulary. The carefully chosen words consist of a maximum of 5 letters and are part of the vocabulary known by five year old children. The specially designed letter matching system ensures that children... Read More
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I Learn to Write - IG Awards 2017



Recommended ages: 4-6
Country of origin: Netherlands
Video link: I Learn to Write Video
With I learn ‘to write’ children learn to write letters and words in a fun and entertaining way. All the exercises have been carefully chosen and are in line with the curriculum of four-year- old children.
 
The specially designed lightbox writing system ensures that children can practise writing with the ‘I Learn to write’ independently. The instructions that are... Read More
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Number of players: 3-8
Recommended ages: 12-99


Secretly write down words relating to a topic and use your imagination. During the game you will have to pass 5 tests: coincide with other players, try not to coincide with other players, avoid forbidden words, uncover secret topics, and be the player to find the most words in 30 seconds. 


Imagidice - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Emily Daly
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-12
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: France
Rules link: Imagidice Rules, Video link: Imagidice Video

Imagidice features 12 dice with pictures from popular categories. You can use Imagidice as a conversation starter, a language learning tool, or for telling stories. You might even have some clever ideas we haven't thought of for Imagidice! Imagidice are a great way to fuel your creativity and get people talking.

Imagidice is a fun, orignal way or giving free reign to your imagination... Read More
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Junior Atlas
Created by: Tactic Games
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 4-8
Recommended ages: 5-99
Country of origin: Finland

Guess the drawing and keep on scoring in this frantic family favourite. While you describe the drawing on the card, other players guess what it is… But you can’t say certain words! Ideal for younger kids, Alias Junior lets children learn a little and laugh a lot! Helps make connections between words and pictures… While being laugh-aloud-fun for everyone! Complete with 300... Read More

Created by: Ludovic Roudy & Bruno Sautter
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 3-7
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: France

Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled! A complete game is played over 13 cards. The goal is to get a score as close to 13 as possible. In case of a right answer, the players score 1 point. In case of wrong answer, they lose the... Read More

Created by: Marcus Ross and Cara Ryan
Game duration: 25-35mins
Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 14-99
Country of origin: United States

Each round, players write words on their whiteboards using the available letter cards, but they only score points for the cards they are able to claim before their opponents. Words only score if the player follows the ever-changing and zany Letter GO! rules. The player who scores the most points at the end of five rounds wins.

Players write words on whiteboards using letters from a... Read More

Letter Jam
Created by: Ondra Skoupý
Game duration: 45-60mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 10-99
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube, Video link: YouTube Channel
Letter Jam is a cooperative game for 2 to 6 players. In each round, every player has a letter that everyone else can see. But no one can see their own letter!
 
Players try to find words that can be made with the letters they see. The player with the best clue spells it by marking the letters with numbered tokens. Your letter’s position in the clue helps you guess... Read More
Created by: Daria Prokhorova
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 10-99
Country of origin: Russian Federation
Video link: You Tube Game Video

Do YOU think you have a way with words? Then this is YOUR chance to show off your vocabulary! Lexit is a word game with a twist! Do not bother looking for words on the cards — you won’t find any! Instead, turn the top card of the deck over and take a close look at the picture: everything that you see can be put into words. Easy, right? Now it is time to change them up! Write these words down... Read More

Created by: Scorpion Masque
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 12-99
Country of origin: Canada
Rules link: Rules on YouTube,

Are you as clever as a fox? As dogged as a bloodhound? Do you have an eagle-eye for details?

Pool your team’s resources together to seek out the Master Word!

Master Word is a co-operative word-based deduction game in which players have to work together to try to find a secret word from a single starting hint.


Created by: Cayro The Games

Number of players: 4-8
Recommended ages: 12-99


Mimic is a frenzied game of mime and sound in which a member of each team will take it in turns to depict as many words as possible. The dice indicates the number of words that you should interpret, guess and form a sentence with in one minute. If there is time left over you can take the risk and roll the dice again to gain more cards. But beware, if you run out of time and you have not... Read More

MindMaze: Crime Stories - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Dmitry Kibkalo , Created by: Timofey Bokarev
Game duration: 10-40mins
Number of players: 2-19
Recommended ages: 12-99
Country of origin: Russian Federation

Description: Solve mind-boggling mysteries by asking only yes-or- no questions. Play anytime, anywhere. New game format allows players to match up their deductive abilities. Perfect for parties and road trips. Train your brain: play MindMaze!

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MindMaze: That's Life - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Dmitry Kibkalo , Created by: Timofey Bokarev
Game duration: 10-40mins
Number of players: 2-10
Recommended ages: 10-99
Country of origin: Russian Federation

Solve mind-boggling mysteries by asking only yes-or- no questions. Play anytime, anywhere. New game format allows players to match up their deductive abilities. Perfect for parties and road trips. Train your brain: play MindMaze!

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MindMaze: Young Detectives - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Dmitry KibkaloTimofey Bokarev
Game duration: 10-40mins
Number of players: 2-19
Recommended ages: 12-99
Country of origin: Russian Federation

A moderator picks up a card and reads the perplexing tale.

The other players try to fill in the missing pieces by asking precise ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions. Simple!


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Created by: Martino Chiacchiera , Created by: Benedetto Degli Innocenti
Game duration: 15-25mins
Number of players: 3-8
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: China

Mood X is a storytelling and lateral thinking game in which your playmates' personality is part of the game.

The game is divided into turns, and on each turn a different player acts as the protagonist of a short story, and a clever mechanism helps the other players to generate a range of stories in little time. Amusingly each story will be about at least one of the players at the table... Read More

Created by: Cayro The Games

Number of players: 3-8
Recommended ages: 12-99


On the top is a game that will test your knowledge of your teammates and your reaction times. First each player must be given a nickname, each player will then take turns to read out a condition such as “has the longest tongue”, “has the most siblings”, “has the most holes in their belt” … then you must all point to who you think it is whilst shouting out their nickname. Do you really know... Read More

Pass the Bomb - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Los Rodriguez
Game duration: 10-60mins
Number of players: 2-10
Recommended ages: 9-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

You will need all your brain cells firing as you frantically try to think of a word containing the letters on the card and pass the infernal ticking Bomb on to the next player. As you hold the Bomb, there may be only seconds to come up with an answer and beat the variable timer!

1. What does the game... Read More
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Pass the Bomb Junior - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Los Rodriguez
Game duration: 10-60mins
Number of players: 2-10
Recommended ages: 5-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Children will easily recognise the familiar scenes on each card and taking it in turns, they must say a word that would fit into the picture and pass the Bomb to the next player before it explodes! Turn over a picture of a sandy beach and ‘bucket and spade’ would be a good answer. With a random timer, children will squeal with excitement as they frantically think of an answer before the... Read More
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Created by: Edward Chan






Created by: The Creativity Hub
Game duration: 5-55mins
Number of players: 1-9
Recommended ages: 3-99
Country of origin: Ireland

These are the latest themed sets from the world famous Rory's Story Cubes, ready to mix with any existing sets or even each other. Replace three cubes from Original Rory's Story Cubes with one of the new mix sets. Swapping a few images will totally transform the theme of the stories you tell, it's just like adding spice to a meal

With Rory’s Story Cubes Score, your tales are sure to... Read More

Created by: John Adams Leisure Ltd
Game duration: 20-40mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: Israel

Whether playing with family or friends, the Rummikub Word experience is always fast paced, stimulating and loads of fun. Outwit your opponents with cool strategy and sharp moves. Each game is as different as the combination of melds (letter combinations) you choose to play! The object of the game is to make the longest possible words. You score according to the length of the word. Clear your... Read More

Created by: Ignacio Sanchez Usera , Created by: Jorge Pinan
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Spain

Creatures from outer space have arrived on Earth and they want to communicate with us, but… they need to learn our language!

 With SBLAP you have to say words so that the aliens can learn to communicate. This game requires speed, a sharp eye, creativity and memory to succeed!


Smarty Genes - IG Awards
Created by: Omni GENEius Ltd.


Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Smarty Genes brings advanced imagination and learning through play. Comprising of 38 blocks with 184 colourful, simple yet advanced educational images! Smarty Genes from OmniGENEius, is a brand new wooden block playset that allows children to learn, grow and explore while playing. The blocks are decorated with imaginative images that breathe life and logic into every block, introducing... Read More
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Created by: Jeff Ochs , Created by: Patricia Kaufman
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: China
Rules link: How to play Snake Oil, Video link: Game on YouTube

In the Old West, the medicine “entrepreneur” had the amazing talent of getting even the most skeptical customer to buy his cure-all product, and in Snake Oil, that’s exactly what players get to do!

Laughter is the best medicine and the laughter erupts as each player gets to pitch their crazy item to comical Customers. The player that persuades the most customers wins!

Believe you... Read More

Created by: Treo Game Designers
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Israel
Video link: You Tube Game Video

This fun, fast game starts with a card showing a category, such as Country, Animal, Profession or Food. A second card is then flipped over, showing three letters, each in a different colour. Players must shout out a relevant word beginning with the letter whose colour matches the colour of the category card. The first to do so wins the card and the player with the most cards at the end wins... Read More

Spell Smashers
Created by: Christopher Chung
Game duration: 45-60mins
Number of players: 1-5
Recommended ages: 12-99
Country of origin: China
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube

Harness the power of your vocabulary in this exciting, monster-battling, loot-collecting word game. In Spell Smashers, you combine your letter cards to spell words, smashing fearsome monsters and their even more fearsome adjectives!

When you deal damage to a monster, you gain precious coins. When you defeat a monster, you collect that monster as a trophy … and gain a new letter to use... Read More

Sproutword
Created by: Sprout and Gherkin Ltd
Game duration: 30-120mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 11-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Video link: YouTube - Sprotword in one minute, Video link: YouTube - Basic game play, Video link: YouTube - How the game was invented

Sproutword is a new word strategy game for 2 - 4 players that you can play on any flat surface. The aim is to take control of the longest word by having more of your colour letters in it than any other player. This word is called the Sproutword. As the game progresses, different words will become the Sproutword as players jostle for strategic control. 

‘Sproutword’ involves... Read More

Story Cards Adventure - IG Awards 2017
Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd

Number of players: 1-10
Recommended ages: 3-5
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Story Cards have been developed to help young children wih their imagination and story-telling skills. This adventure set includes pirates and wizards, volcanoes and explosions, dinosaurs and magic potions. Endless unique stories can be created using these flashcard-sized cards.

StoryLine: Scary Tales - IG Awards 2017

Game duration: 15-30mins
Number of players: 3-8
Recommended ages: 8-99


Continue your own fanciful adventure stories with the spooky addition of Scary Tales, the second installment of StoryLine! In this simple, beautifully-illustrated card game, three to eight players create a story together, with each player contributing characters, places, objects, and events to the narrative. Two narrator decks and over a hundred story cards are included to provide ample... Read More
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Created by: Marie Fort , Created by: Wilfried Fort
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 5-99

Rules link: Rules, Video link: Youtube

“Once upon a time, when adults were small children and loved adventure stories, Wilfried and Marie found a magic story book. The kids could visit its different stories and soon befriended its funny animal characters…”

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