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GROSS-ABULARY

B.E. Inc.

Age: 6 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $24.95

MSRP (USD): $24.95

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EDITOR'S REVIEW

What makes this sentence building game a little unusual, is the choice of words provided - most describing various bodily functions. The idea is to turn what could be a boring school-like activity into something that will grab kids’ attention, by using words many kids still find hilarious at this age.  Whether or not the game succeeds, depends on the kids playing. But anything that makes practicing sentence structure more fun is worthy in our books. We particularly like that since the game includes so many sight word kids get a little extra practice recognizing words that often can’t be sounded out using common phonetics techniques and therefore need to be learned by “sight” (i.e. by memorizing them). 

WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Camilla

7

I really enjoy making sentences. I know there are a lot of pieces and i get mixed up but we work together to make the sentences. the pictures are so funny. we always laugh at them. i like the true and false questions. i learned a lot.

Allison

9

I found that there were too many rules with this game and it took to long to finish. I liked reading the fact cards and playing my own game with the cards. The jokes were actually pretty funny too!

Jillian

6

This game is fun and gross! I enjoyed playing it with my friends and family because I like the words and the sentences that we make. I really like the trivia questions.

John

6

I liked that it was funny. There was nothing that I didn't like. It was funny because there are funny words in it.

Geneviève

12

Making phrases is alright, what I liked was the stuff I learned in the back of the cards... some I now wish I didn't. Our bodies can be so gross! We are big balls of gas.. eugh

Sébastien

10

This is my kind of game!! I get to make phrases with the grossest words, this is too much fun!! My dad played with us and he made the funniest phrase with "boogers"

Mia

9

I'm sorry, I don't get it. I don't understand why using gross words is funny. I don't get the jokes. The questions in the back where interesting but I didn't understand a lot of them either. (note: Francophone child not fully bilingual and playing with brothers who went nuts with the words fart and booger)

Ve

12

Making phrases is alright, what I liked was the stuff I learned in the back of the cards... some, I now wish I didn't know. Our bodies can be so gross! We are big balls of gas.. eugh!

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Orietta M.

Parent

I think there are way too many pieces but the concept is wonderful. You work at building vocabulary and you are reading words and players help players. great for cooperation. the entire family loves the questions. there are really neat facts we all learned about various things in life.

Liz H.

Parent

We tried to play this game a couple of times. My daughter (9 yrs) quickly lost interest and preferred to make up her own game or just ask each other questions from the fact cards. Initially, we found the instructions to be confusing and the children playing the game (M8, M6, F11) commented that there were too many small cards to sort through when making sentences. I also think the suggested age for this game is a little generous. Expecting 6 year olds to read words and generate grammatically correct sentences using prefixes and suffixes seems to be a little advanced for their developmentally level.

Stacie C.

Parent

I found the trivia questions to be too much or too gross for my kids (F6, F4) but did like the sentence and grammar skills of building the sentences.

Jennifer S.

Parent

Great concept and fun too. We all enjoyed playing this game. Kids will definitely learn some grammar/sentence structure and moreso if you discuss things with them, while playing. They will also have some fun, making silly sentences, reading some of the trivia and jokes on the cards, etc. John, 6.5, would still play with this game by himself just to see the pictures, silly words and try and come up with funny sentences to amuse us.

Marie-Lise H.

Parent

2 good aspects of the game, making sentences and trivia. The different aspects appeals to each of my kids. One loved making gross phrases while another was fascinated by the information on the cards.

Teacher

Great concept and fun too. We all enjoyed playing this game. Kids will definitely learn some grammar/sentence structure and moreso if you discuss things with them, while playing. They will also have some fun, making silly sentences, reading some of the trivia and jokes on the cards, etc. John (M6), will still play with this game by himself just to see the pictures, silly words and try and come up with funny sentences to amuse us.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

The Wacky word game of boogers, farts and body parts. A hilarious game for he whole family and easy to play. Players race against the 3 minute timer to form the longest sentence. The word wizard determines who the winner of the round is. That player then gets a chance to answer a trivia questio and tell a joke.

By combining wacky picture and word cards together in crasy sentences, players expnd their vocabualry, learn sight wods and find aout about new zany facts.

The objective of game play is to earn the most Picture Cards. In each round, players get one point for every word used in a grammatically correct sentence or phrase. The player with the most points in each round earns the chance to answer a trivia question on the back of one of the Picture Cards and tell a joke. If the player answers the question correctly, the player keeps the card. At the end of game play, the player holding the most Picture Cards wins!

Year Introduced

2011

Contents

  • 3 Minute Timer