You never know what you are going to come across in the clearance isle at the book store. I paid 12.00 for this game and in less than a week it has become the favorite game in the house. I originally bought it with the elementary students in mind - to use for practice in spelling and critical thinking. Grace got introduced to it and loves it.
The premise of the game is very similar to Boggle or Bananagrams. You get points for how many tiles you use, subtract points for the tiles you do not use, using the "Gecko (wild card)" tile gets you extra points, person spelling the longest word gets extra points, and so on. There is also a book that comes with the game not only explaining the directions but also added worksheets for unscrambling and word games.
I thought I was getting something that would be played a couple of times and then discarded. So wrong! The "Littles" and Grace ask for it almost everyday now.