A great, fast-paced word game that's fun for families and friends! Take the Tapple challenge and compete to beat the timer. The game includes a portable Tapple wheel, and 144 categories on 36 topic cards. The first player draws a topic card and starts the timer. In the next ten seconds, that player must come up with a single word that fits within the topic, press down the letter key on the Tapple wheel of the first letter in that word, and restart the timer. The next player must then think of a word for the topic that starts with a different letter, press down the starting letter, and restart the timer. Players who run out of time before they can think of a word are out for that round. If only one person remains at the end of a round, that person collects the topic card. The player who collects the most topic cards wins! There are gobs of variations to this that can be played (or made up); it just gets better. Great for the holidays! Takes 2 AA batteries (not included). A surprising way to learn! For ages 8 and up.