By Bananagrams

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2010

This game may ring in at less than $10, but you'd never guess it with its pleasantly thick, durable letter tiles and adorable apple-shaped carrying pouch. Like dominos with letters, Appletters challenges players to build words by linking them to the first or last letter of words already played. A great vocabulary builder and spelling skill booster, Appletters is sure to please word game lovers young and old. And since there's no game board to hassle with, you can play it anywhere, anytime. (Bananagrams, $8.74)