Word War (Fun Online Game)

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  1. janis

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    There's a really cool game online for elementary students called Word War. Each player gets a tank and tries to spell words from a set of 12 letters, each have a "damage" value. Once the word is formed, the tanks shoot the letters (as cannonballs), damaging your opponet's tank for the same value of the letters of the word. My kids love it. It's found at www.roomrecess.com/pages/WordWar.html
     
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    I just played... what fun!
     
  4. janis

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    It's simple, but fun. I put it up on my Smartboard and had them play in teams (boys vs. girls). At least it encourages them to try and form bigger words.
     
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    I'm playing it all the time.. what fun!
     
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    I LIKE IT!!!!
     
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    Yeah, it's great for word work centers. My boys in class finally like working with words! (for now...)
     
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    I have a feeling that I will be too.
     
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    I played against the computer in front of the class.

    I lost.
     
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    Fun! I don't quite understand what the green "restore power" cannon means though. Is restoring power good for me or the opponent? And I wish the computer's word would show up and not just get shot out. But definitely a fun game, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I think the green ball restores your own power. Yeah, it would be nice to know what word the computer chose. I thought of that too, but I did notice the computer never uses the "extra" cannonballs.
     
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    LOL! Great stuff!
    :woot:
     
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    Ok, I am lost- how do I get it to start playing?
     
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    Click on "1 Player"
    Click on the color tank you want
    Click "Go"

    Enjoy! :)
     
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    RIght... it bumps up your point total.
     
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    When I click on the link all I get is RoomRecess.com at the top and an orange screen. If I click on RoomRecess.com and get other choices and pick Word War, it goes back to the same screen. Can you play it on an iPad?

    Thanks!
     
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    I got it to play on my laptop!

    Hope it isn't blocked at school.
     
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    Very fun! I played it. :)
     
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    That comes up first, but then it should start loading the game itself. If it doesn't that might mean it won't work on you iPad.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the games on this site run off of Adobe Flash like most other el ed type of sites. iOS does not support Adobe Flash yet, but there is a browser called Photon you can download for the iPad that will allow Flash to run. I wish they'd turn these games into apps tho.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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