is a word game that can be played at different levels, accommodating a wide
range of abilities, from young children to adults. It can be used as a
language teaching aid in home, school and further educational situations.
It helps specifically with word appreciation, spelling and vocabulary
Players develop their own individual crosswords, so they are able to plan and construct them to their own vocabulary capabilities.
Individual Crossword Arrangement
The individual crossword arrangement facilitates open play and freedom of expression.
simple handicapping system allows players of mixed abilities to all play
together and compete as equals.
normal game options create interaction between players. The solo option can be
used to focus purely on the task of word creation.
Unskilled players are partnered with skilled players.
Partners still develop their own crosswords but it allows the skilled
players to help the unskilled players.
Instead of taken
turns players develop their crossword as and
when they think of a word, so the game flows quickly.
Players are rewarded each time their crossword covers a
star square, so it is not just the ultimate winner who feels a sense of
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