More and more children are addicted to electronic gadgets and devices, indulging in virtual games that might otherwise be detrimental to their health and wellbeing. That is why I am happy to discover JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara for my children. Both these new card games are highly recommended for school going kids as they help to improve proficiency of English language and Bahasa Malaysia respectively.
As parents, we are all worried that our children will be too engrossed in using mobile phones and tablets to play games and watching videos. Such unsavory behavior will lead to addiction and ultimately damaged their eyesight. Unlike tapping your mobile phone screen, playing the JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara are actually really fun and educational at the same time. 2 to 6 players can have endless fun playing these card games while expanding your mastery of vocabulary at the same time. These will definitely be better "toys" for your little ones.
What's Inside of JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara?
JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara contain 133 and 134 letter cards respectively. Besides the colourful letter cards, each pack includes a score card and of course instructions on how to play the card games. I am really impressed by the quality of the letter cards which are very premium and glossy. It feels good to run your fingers on them. Rest assured that the cards will be durable to withstand any wear and tear, allowing the whole family to have countless hours of fun.
How To Play JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara?
Right off the bat, the goal is to form words from the 15 letter cards given in 5 minutes' time. It will be easy to form a few short words. The challenge would be to crack your head, forming a word that consists of as many alphabets as possible. For example if you can form a 10-letter word such as "groundnuts", you will be awarded a whopping 30 points! Likewise forming a word consisting of only 5 letters such as "jelly" will only earn you merely 9 points. That's a huge difference right? So always aim to build a word made up of as many letters as possible.
Another objective is to use all the 15 cards available at your disposal. The more cards you use to form your words, the more points you will be able to score. Do note that there are 2 ways to play JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara. The first is the simpler Line Up method while the latter is the more challenging Crossword method. It is highly recommended that you start with Line Up and move on to Crossword.
10 Steps To Play JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara
- Place all letter cards face down in 2 stacks.
- Shuffle the cards to mix them up evenly.
- Deal 15 letter cards, face down to each player. (For i-Juara: 9 green cards + 6 yellow cards)
- Each player arranges his or her cards the right way up based on "JazzUp" word.
- At the word "FLIP", each player turns over all of his or her cards, face up.
- The timer is set at 5 minutes (for JazzUp Word Game) and 7 minutes for i-Juara.
- Each player arranges his or her own cards to form a few separate words. Each word must have at least 2 letters.
- A star card or wild card can represent any letter of the alphabet.
- Then count your points based on the given score card.
- Announce the winner! 😁
Jordan and Jasmine competed against each other!
So who won eventually?
After playing with JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara for a few hours, I must admit that all of us had a whale of time especially Jordan boy and Jasmine girl. Honestly speaking, both these new card games are not only entertaining but also educational. In order to score more points, both of them have tried their best experimenting with possible words to spell. Some of their "creations" were rather outrageous and funny to say the least. Ha 😂 So we have had fun raking our brains while challenging each other.
6 Benefits of playing JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara
1. Can Be Played Anywhere & Anytime
These card games are compact in size and highly portable. In other words, you can bring them around and start playing no matter where you are be it in the car or while dining in a fancy restaurant. Since no battery is required, these card games can be played all the time.
2. Great Teaching Aid (for Parents and Teachers)
Being a parent, I must say that I am really happy that I have chanced upon these amazing card games. Finally we have something to keep our children occupied for hours instead of being glued to the TV, using their laptops or tapping on their tablets. On top of that, both JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara serve as brilliant teaching aids for our children to learn more words. So parents can play these card games with their little ones to help them learn better. Teachers and schools should also invest in JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara to help their students learn better while playing.
3. Help to Expand Vocabulary
Like I have aforementioned, to become the victor of the game you need to obtain as many points as possible. Hence children will do their best to form longer words that will earn them more points. They will then start to attempt forming different words to garner more points. This trial and error strategy will also make them be more intrigued to look up for more words in their English and Bahasa Malaysia dictionaries. Eventually their command of vocabulary for both English and Bahasa Malaysia will be expanded.
4. Develop Memory Power
In order to score more points, our children have started to learn a lot of longer words as they want to form these words while playing JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara. They have even gone the extra mile by memorizing certain words, hoping that they could "replicate" these words in their games later. Some of the notable words I have overheard them discussing were, homecoming, technology, government, university and renovation just to name a few. Obviously their extra effort also means that they are honing their spelling skill at the same time. Talking about killing two birds with one stone huh!
5. Suitable for People from Any Age Group
6. Foster Better Relationship
Besides challenging each other, Jordan and Jasmine also have the knack to take on both my wife and I. They want to do better than their parents-us. It is really touching to see our little ones striving to do their best to improve themselves in order to form better and longer words. Indirectly we are also spending more quality time with each other as a family. We also play with these new card games of ours while waiting for our food to be served in restaurants. It is apparent that our relationship and bond is now even stronger and closer than ever.
Watch How We Play JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara!
VERDICT-Should You Buy JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara?
All in all, I highly recommend that parents invest in both JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara for their children. I can guarantee you that your kids will be having lots of fun while learning tonnes of new words at the same time. Teachers should also consider these two card games to assist them in educating their students in school. Moreover both JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara also make wonderful gifts for our little ones (and everyone) especially for birthday and of course this festive season-Christmas! Currently both JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara cost only RM26.50 each, which is really affordable. For more information about JazzUp Word Game and i-Juara, please head over to their official website.