We was sent out these new board game called ‘Frenetic‘. It looked really hard at first, but it’s really easy to play. The board is actually the Periodic table and you have to make words using the chemical element symbols.
FReNeTiC™ is a fast and furious new word game for two or more players that uses element symbols of the Periodic Table! Players race against the clock to form as many words as possible using the element symbol tiles, and score points equivalent to the atomic numbers of each tile used to create the word. For example Ba Na Na = Banana = 78 points. The first player to 1000 points wins!
Amazingly there are more than 10,000 words that can be created using combinations of the carefully selected element symbols of the Periodic Table! The highest scoring element symbol is ‘Og‘ (Oganesson) with an atomic number score of 118 – it is also one of the 10 red element symbols on the board which allows players to achieve a double word score if they can use it within a word, for Example :PrOg Re S S = Progress = 225 x 2 = 450 points !
I played this with Caitlin (8) and Aaron (7). They both really enjoyed playing it but did find it a little tricky, especially Aaron. But saying that they were both better than me (hangs head in shame). You have to be really quick as the time only lasts a few seconds, so we made it longer by turning the timer around for a second time.
The game get easier each round as more tiles are added, making it easier to find a word. There are also 4 Frenetic tiles that can be used in place of any other tile you want, but if you get one of these tiles only you can use it.
Overall this game is pretty good and it’s really helping the kids with their words and also logical skills. The game is suitable for children 8+ and cost RRP £22.99.
I also have one copy of this game to giveaway!
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