1) They are educational
2) Set-Up is quick and easy
3) They work on turn taking
4) They are small, compact, and you can store everything inside them!
How the game works: Kids spin the spinner on top of the container. They pick a card with the corresponding color and try to answer the question. If they get it correct, they get a token. If they get it incorrect, no token. The kid with the most tokens at the end wins!
The three I own are Sight-Words, Comprehension, and Word Families. Here are some sample cards from the "Word Families" version. This is an example of a "Missing Beginning" card:
"Missing Ending" card:
"Using Word Families" card:
Here is a picture of what the tokens look like. Each card specifies how many tokens a student can get for answering correctly. Most cards are worth 1 token, but if a student gets a harder question correct, it is worth more tokens.
Here are some pictures of the cards from the comprehension version of the game, which covers using making inference, context clues, and reading for details: