I VERY rarely write reviews. But for this, I have to make the exception. My daughter and I have a blast with this Riddle game. It's easy to set up and offers us the ability to infuse some silliness into "reading time". The handy dandy riddle writing guide has given us ammunition to try tricking mom with our own expertly written riddles! Our favorite prizes are pillow fights and silly jokes. Lots of Fun...lots of laughs...learning has never been so much fun! Get this game...seriously...well worth it!
Richard T - Parent - Member Since November 2016
Fun, funny and educational!
Nov 06, 2016
I have 3 boys that play the uKloo early reading game. But, my oldest needed a bigger challenge so we tried this riddle version. I am very happy that I did! The riddles are clever and funny...but simple enough that they don't frustrate. We mix in a few riddle cards with the early reader game for extra challenge for the younger boys. And, a bonus is that all three of them have loads of fun working on writing their own riddles to stump me and my husband! Creative writing, reading and fun all rolled into one! Highly recommend uKloo Riddle!
Ginny B - Parent - Member Since November 2016
This got my son Reading AND Thinking!
Oct 31, 2016
After great success with the uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt game, I decided to try the uKloo Riddle Edition for my 9 year old son. He absolutely loved it! Not only did the game get him reading, but it improved his reading comprehension and gave him a confidence in problem solving. Now my two sons can play the two games together for each of their reading levels and even mix up the cards from time to time. I love the Riddle writing guide that encourages them to come up with their own riddles! It takes the learning fun beyond the box! We play uKloo on a daily and they never tire of it!
Dina A - Parent - Member Since October 2016
uKloo Riddle Edition - An Educator's Review
Sep 28, 2016
I am a school-based speech therapist working with K-5. I usually have a ton of students working on either inferencing or listening comprehension (or both), so I am always on the lookout for great materials to use with this population. Since it is always more motivating for students when an activity looks like an actual game, I was fortunate to stumble across uKloo Riddle Edition.
uKloo essentially consists of 75 cards, each of which contains clues about a secret item. Players have to listen carefully and use their critical thinking and inferencing skills to figure out the mystery item. This is very similar to speech therapy activities where you give three clues and have students figure out what object is being described. However, uKloo takes it a step further by only providing only a simple sentence, thereby making this activity more challenging. The game box also contains a little paper pad for you to create your own riddles, which would be an excellent extension activity once students have mastered the clue cards.
Another great aspect of this game is that there are three difficulty levels (25 cards each). That way, you can tailor this activity to different students' needs. Here are some sample riddles:
Level 1: Always white, sometimes brown, builds your bones when it goes down.
Level 2: Isn't it a curious thing, to fight cavities with a string?
Level 3: Poke your fingers through my eyes, while I cut things down to size.
The respective answers were milk, dental floss, and scissors. I played this game with my 4th and 5th grade language students and most of them were challenged enough with level 1 or 2.
Obviously you don't need to be a speech therapist to enjoy this game at home -- this game can also serve as a treasure hunt where players find the mystery item in their home. The next clue card is then hidden with the item.
uKloo Riddle Edition reminds me of that chapter in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", where Gollum challenges Bilbo with riddles. All in all, it's an awesome game that you can use to target multiple skills.
Viola D - Teacher - Member Since September 2016
Excited to try it!
Aug 01, 2016
We LOVE scavenger hunts around here and I was so excited to find a resource already created so I don't have to come up with it every time. Fun!
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