Many years ago, I had to choose my options at school. Happily I made my choices until it came to Science. Physics was out as I am not into formulas, ratios etc. Biology was out as some of the experiments we were told we would do were out of my comfort zone. This left me with Chemistry. I was so pleased to be asked to review a new game called Frenetic which was something that was well within my realm of scientific knowledge to review.
Going back to my schools days, I used to race to my chemistry lessons, held in the newly built science laboratories. I would sit eagerly awaiting what we would be doing that day. I would do detailed drawings of the experiments and yes I was a neat freak. The one thing that daunted me was learning the symbols of the elements we would be using. These were on the periodic table. Ba – Barium, Rh – Rhodium, Lu – Lutetium.
Frenetic is a fast and furious new word game with a scientific twist. It uses the element symbols of the Periodic Table.
Not only is this a fantastic way of learning symbols on the Periodic Table it is a fun and fast way to learn words and spelling too. Players race against the clock to form as many words as possible using the symbol tiles. Players score points equivalent to the atomic numbers of the tiles used.
The tiles are placed on the relevant spaces on the board. With the tiles I had chosen I made Silver which gave me a score of 314. The winner is the first one to reach 1000 points.
My two grandsons enjoyed playing this with us. One is 10 and the other 6. Although it does say from aged 8 upwards, the youngest Grandson was able to manage words he knew and score well. It helped with his phonetic learning too as words are split down. Amazingly there are more than 10,000 words that can be created using combinations of the symbols.
Highest and Lowest Scores of Individual Words
You can try and better the highest word score of 834 or the lowest score of 9. I will not tell you what these are as that will ruin your fun.
This game, which I am sure will become a family favourite, combines skill, strategy and an element of luck.
As a family, we loved playing this game. Frenetic retails at a price of £22.99 and well worth buying.
I was sent a copy of this game to review and all opinions are 100% my own.
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