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Chalk Up!

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Unique and challenging word game makes you think visually.

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At its heart, CHALK UP! is an anagram game -- you get a bunch of letters and you see how many words you can make out of them within the time limit. But only a few of the letters will be written out as actual letters of the alphabet; the rest will be represented by pictures. A picture of a cloud for "C," for example, or a train for "T." So, to spell "man," you may need to select "MONKEY"-"APPLE"-"NEST." It's more challenging than it sounds, and forces you to think in a whole new way. Don't worry, though: You can choose the image sets you want and browse them beforehand, so you won't be confused as to whether a picture is supposed to be a "branch," a "twig," or a "stick."

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