Movement for letters


Recognizing terms and initial sounds for letters. Terms are also represented by self-selected movements or sounds, guessed at by other players and talked about.

In the basic game for 2-4 players, ages 5+, you need to guess as many letters correctly as you can and find gold pieces. A letter board is selected, and the corresponding images are laid out. For each letter image players agree on a movement or a sound for the initial letter. Those movements and sound are used by the speaker to describe the four-letter path to the treasure spots according to the treasure card that is only visible to him, starting with the letter next to the adventurer. When players name the correct letter and term and place the treasure chip on the correct letter, a treasure chip for gold or blank is turned up. After four treasure cards, the game is scored: When ten of the maximum 16 gold pieces have been found, the trip home on the ship is paid for and win together; surplus gold fills the treasure chamber or yields a place at the captainís table.

In the version for players ages 6+, players assemble four words of four letters each. You use word cards with four letters each for two words, the speaker selects a term and again uses the agreed-upon movements or sounds; players guess at the letters, take the tiles and form a word with four tiles. If it is correct, four treasure chips can be revealed. Again, all win, when the mandatory ten slots on the ship are filled.

A very nice and felicitous game, where learning happens playfully, creatively and jointly, a game that trains initial sounds and letters as well as creativity, cooperation and memory.


Players: 2-4

Age: 5-8

Time: 30+

Designer: Jens Merkl

Artist: Joachim Krause

Price: ca. 14 Euro

Publisher: Ravensburger 2018


Genre: Initial sounds, letters, guess terms

Users: For children

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: no



Nice cooperative mechanism

Simple terms

Attractive game concept


Compares to:

Educational games for letters


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 2

Knowledge (yellow): 3

Memory (orange): 2

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0 †