By ZimZala Games

Reviewed for 2010, High School

Put the classic games of Scrabble and Jenga together and you get...Konexi: a three-dimensional word-building game that will have your teen defying gravity as he plays the wordsmith. Players take turns hitching their letters onto a tower of words. Make a word up, down, or sideways without knocking down the tower, and add points to your score. This is a simple, yet innovative game that's a blast of a challenge, in addition to being great spelling and vocabulary practice. These attractive playing pieces can also double as decor for a desk or bookcase. (ZimZala Games, $24.95)