Summary: The games are fun - I do enjoy playing. But I bought this with the hope of increasing my vocabulary. Unfortunately, I know most of the words already. And my 11 year old also knows most of them, so I can't even say it will help my kids. Overall it was a disappointment as I was hoping for education as well as entertainment.
Summary: I have been playing Word Coach everyday for over a month and I find three very annoying error. Did anyone else have these bugs. 1. The EP does not go any higher than 59%. It moved steadily up and has stayed at 59% for the last three weeks. 2. The word "Abbot" comes up every day almost every game I play for the last three weeks. I know what it means please retire the word. 3. In Word Shuffle the target time is 3 minute but they end the rounds before that time is up.
Summary: I think this game is enjoyable in the early stages, but as your expression potential goes up you run into problems. In some case, very obscure meanings of words are used for definitions, ignoring more common uses. Foreign words like 'oeuvre', or 'the rank below captain' being 'subaltern' are more common that I appreciate. In the worst cases, the definitions are not to be found in any Websters dictionary.
Summary: It has potential, but falls way short. It needs pronunciations with the words - much like My Spanish Coach. It should also include part of speech in the definition, and at some point, should give you an example of the word being used. They need more games - some are just too tedious to do very often. It focuses more on spelling than on learning definitions.
Not for people who are serious about actually learning the words
Adam "Adam", Amazon
18 January 2008
Summary: I don't know if I've ever seen any game come down in price this much this quickly. Maybe it's because no one wants to keep it for very long! At first, I thought this game was great. After playing it almost every day for about 5 weeks, I have a very different view. Pros- Most of the games are actually fun at first. You'll probably learn some words and their spelling. Easy to pick up.
Summary: For me this game is ruined by the use of the American spellings of words. For example: 'jewelry' rather than 'jewellery' 'program' rather than 'programme' 'traveling' rather than 'travelling' ...and so on. Also the game includes several stereotypically American words such as 'condo'. This wouldn't be so bad, but it doesn't explain that it is actually an abbreviation.
Summary: Consists of various games to increase your vocabulary and general spelling. Good but not comparable to the general Brain training series as this amount of games are limited. Some games require you to turn the device sideways. As with other games this one however doesn't ask whether you are right or left handed and assume the first. It is therefore a real struggle to play a time based game with the information behind your writing hand. If you are lefthanded, avoid!