LearningRx Reviews Spellbound Game

Reviewed by Wendy

What it is: The Washington Post hosts this free word game on its website.

Brain Benefits: attention, visual processing, sound blending, segmenting, processing speed, memory

What I love: When I was grade school, one of my favorite exercises in class was when the teacher would write a long word on the board and tell us to create as many words as possible from the available letters. Of course, the longer the word, the better. Spellbound uses the same premise with a 1.5-minute time limitation. The counter tells you how many possible words are possible and you accumulate and you can add “s” to any word to make a second word. If you fill the bar completely, you’ll earn extra time, so longer words are better. Words range from three to seven letters.

What I would change: It’s difficult to remember which words you’ve already created. It would be nice to see a running list next to the screen to help you avoid duplication.


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