The Goblins & Pixies fantasy-themed game is made to look and play like a card game – with the benefit of learning! SpellCasters VS: Goblins & Pixies uses 42 words from the Dolch sight word list. Children also use greater than/less than and single-digit addition skills. Though the game is geared toward 1st grade, the cards do not contain any indication and can be used by those above or below grade level.
For 2-4 players. Contains box, instructions, 49 cards, and sight word list.
Support this game so we can release the planned games in the series for kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grades! The only difference between the decks are the sight words, and the variety of included “spells” based on age.
Recently I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of a card game that is right up my oldest son’s alley. It’s called SpellCasters VS: Goblins & Pixies, and it’s a War-type card game that includes sight words and wild cards in the mix.
We only had a chance to play it once or twice, (and I lost badly) but it was a fun time. Basically, you each have a stack of cards, and you take turns flipping them over one at a time, just like War. You read the sight word at the top, and the card with the most hearts on it, wins that “battle.” Every now and again, you turn over a SpellCaster card, and you must follow the directions on that card. The person that ends up with cards after the decks have been depleted, wins.
Ian had no problem picking up the game and playing right away, and he read the words very well (again, not a surprise as he reads very well to begin with). He has asked to play it again, which is a good sign that it’s a fun game.
Aesthetically, the artwork looks nice, it’s on par with a lot of other kids’ card games out there. Certainly done professionally.
The rules seem pretty clear, again, it works well because of its simplicity. The SpellCaster cards have sight words, and they tell you what the card is all about as well.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend SpellCasters VS: Goblins & Pixies for anyone with early learners. It’s a quick game, it’s fun, and anyone can win, so that guarantees the little ones have fun too.
– Geoff Munn
I’m a teacher for a private education company. I mostly work with kids under the age of 7 and I am constantly looking for ways to get them more interested in their lessons (especially when it comes to English!) Spellcasters VS: Goblins & Pixies has been an amazing addition to my classroom and has become one of my most popular activities with my students. All of my students have improved their sight words. I also noticed that it has especially helped some of my students that are anxious when it comes to reading aloud.
I’ve been using the game for a few months ago (I was fortunate enough to be able to test it) and I still get regular requests to play it.
The art is fantastic, the rules are easy to understand, and the game is fun and fast-paced. My students all love the concept and have heated debates over who gets to be goblins and who gets to be pixies! It’s definitely a resource I will continue to actively use!
– Cari George