What It Is
What It Is
The English language can be a hard one to learn, especially with so many words sounding alike but spelled differently. Double Duel introduces kids to these sound-alike words, also known as homophones or homonyms. The game comes with clue cards that offer two clues about one word. When kids read clues such as "a drink" and "a golf ball sits on it," they must figure out the two sound-alike words. (Hint: the answer is tea/tee.)
Double Duel comes with 200 double-sided clue cards in two difficulty levels—easy and hard. Also included are four buzzers that make different noises—honk, boxing bell, doorbell, and boing. There is also an activity guide. The game is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
We really enjoyed the challenge of the game and appreciate the fact that it's a fun puzzle that reinforces listening, vocabulary and understanding of words in context. As a game, Double Duel is a fun way to strengthen a child's vocabulary and help him or her understand the difference between words that sound alike. With two difficulty levels, kids can start out with the easy cards and gradually progress to the harder cards. You can also mix the easy and hard cards to allow younger kids to play with older kids. Kids will especially like the funny sounds from the buzzers.
Who It’s For
You need to have a good basic vocabulary in order to play Double Duel, which is why the game is geared toward kids ages 7 and up.
What to Be Aware of
Each buzzer requires two AAA batteries, which are not included. You'll need eight AAA batteries total.