What is it
Turbo Words Review
TURBO WORDS is a fast paced word game for 2-4 players.
Players act simultaneously to fill individual playing boards with randomly selected lettered game tiles with the aim of creating as many words as possible.
Other game tiles force players to directly interact with each other adding to the intensity and enjoyment of the game.
The timer can also be started by any player… ensuring that the action is never allowed to slow down!
What our team of testers said
"I am going to pretend the question mark is an 'e'." - Boy aged 9
"I am being cheeky, I am going to make you lose." - Girl aged 7
- Encourages children to play together
- Gets children practising their spelling
- Can teach children new words
What our experts think
Children this age love competitive games and it’s great to see one that gets them practising their spelling at the same time! Using the timer increased the pace and excitement of the game.
Playing Turbo Words can also improve children’s vocabulary, as they discover new words by watching the other players. We saw lots of strategic thinking going on, with children racing against the clock to decide how best to use the steal or block tiles, and working out which word would get them the most points.
It would be even better if...
Our testers had a bit of trouble understanding what the timer was for, and how to win a trophy (whether it was at the end of a turn or after all the tiles were used up). The game would support children’s learning more if the vowels were a different colour.
- RRP: £29.99
- Brands: Joluet Games
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: .Toys
Puzzles & games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Learning to read
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Working under time pressure