The Sesquipedalian Word Game

Marc Mones, Illustrator The Sesquipedalian Word Game

Designed to get kids speaking and writing with the rhetorical gravitas of a William F. Buckley, if not to bloviate (“to speak or write over-elaborately or pompously”), this title comes with a “Sesquipedalian Dictionary” plus a foldout gameboard and game pieces. The game challenges players to draw, act out, classify or otherwise define a specific word; any type of vocabulary list can be used to furnish the choices (think SAT prep). The dictionary isn't organized for stand-alone use (although it is indexed), and not all the definitions are entirely reliable in their exact connotations, but it's fun to browse, especially for the epeolatrous (“worshipful of words”). Ages 12-up. (May)

Reviewed on: 04/07/2008
Release date: 05/01/2008
Genre: Children's
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