A few days ago, another surprise awaited the girls at home. It was a box of mystery word game called Hidden Hints by Learning Resources. The girls’ angel had sent them another mystery gift woohoo!
Since it was the last day of Alycia and Sherilyn’s final exam, they could start playing this game, yay!!
Hidden Hints is a game that develops reading comprehension and vocabulary using context clues.
Targeting ages 7-12, players practice making inferences and drawing conclusions based upon context clue question cards. While proving their word-sleuthing skills, players earn chances to solve a mystery.
The publisher, Learning Resources, describes the game this way:
“Wrangle your way through word-sleuthing challenges to earn a shot at solving a mystery. Figure out what words mean by clues in the text around them. “
Basically, the game reinforces vocabulary a player might already know and challenges them to learn new vocabulary. Reading comprehension cards are also a part of stretching the player’s contextual understanding.
Hidden Hints can be played by 2-4 players and includes:
43 double-sided context clue question cards
7 double-sided game play cards (take an extra piece, lose a turn, etc.)
40 self-checking hint cards
16 game pieces
1 activity Guide with answer key
1 durable cardboard briefcase with handle and latch
This game is just perfect for my girls – aged 6 1/2, 9 1/2 and almost 11.
They spent their night yesterday playing with this game. I was really surprised that Cass being the youngest could answer most of the question cards, except for some synonym cards that contain pretty hard vocabulary like defunct, insidious, etc.
Overall, I think this is an excellent learning game for kids. It is fast moving, interesting, and challenging. The girls’ vocabulary bank has grown a little by picking up a few new words from this game 🙂
Thank you very much Applecrumby And Fish once again for this wonderful game 🙂
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