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Bananagrams — Español
Fast-paced word game where each player randomly selects letter tiles from a communal pool and creates individual crosswords. The game progresses when one player completely uses up all of her or his current letters, initiating a “Peel,” where each player (whether or not their letters are fully integrated into their crossword) takes one more letter. The winner is the first player to complete her or his crossword after the pool is empty.
Sheets containing a grid of randomized numbers are distributed among the contestants. The leader turns a caged sphere of numbered balls which spill out in succession, and correspond to the numbers on the contestants’ sheets. The winner is the first contestant to achieve a straight line of chosen numbers on their sheet and to call out “Bingo!” simultaneously.
There are two Reglas Básicas (Basic Rules) to begin the game. Players take turns drawing one card (Toma) from the deck and playing one card (Juega). There are 4 types of cards: Cosa (Thing), Meta (Goal/Meta), Regla Nueva (New Rule), and Acción (Action). The rules of the game will change rapidly as each card dictates the player’s next move.
Magnetic Poetry Kit: Spanish / Español
“Over 500 Magnetized Words and Word Fragments”
card game manufactured in Colombia; for 2–6 players, ages 8+; contents: 48 cards each displaying at edges of card 4 syllables of 2 letters, syllables ranging in value from 1 to 5 points; objective: to accumulate the greatest number of points while forming words of two syllables; intended to enrich vocabulary, develop mental agility and stimulate concentration; game instructions provided in Spanish.
“The game of international languages” for 2–6 players, ages 8+; contents: one game board, one die, 303 word cards, 48 phrase cards, six pawns; objective: to be the first to reach the top of the tower (imprinted on the game board) and become the “polyglot” of the group; there are three paths to the top: beginner, intermediate and advanced; playing cards: “word cards,” on one side, contain six words in English; the corresponding translations which include phonetic pronunciations are provided on the reverse side of the card in the following languages: Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Yiddish; “phrase cards,” on one side, contain three phrases in English; the corresponding translations and phonetic pronunciations, in the languages mentioned above, are on the reverse side of the card; activities involved in playing this game include: spelling a word, translating a phrase, translating a phrase in two languages; game instructions provided in English and Spanish.