Cross Up is game that was created by Milton Bradley for ages 9 to adult. The game was originally released in 1974. It is very hard to find this game now but if you can find it you will enjoy the game. The game comes with 108 red and blue cards. Each card has a letter of the alphabet on it. You also get a rack that has six places to place the cards. You also get a score sheet as well. This is a spelling game.
Cross up is like scrable without the tiles. You simply shuffle cards and place them on the six spaces in the rack. Once all the cards are dealt out face down. You will then turn one up on each pile. These are the letters you will use to make words. You will get points for the words just like in scrable. You can use a dictionary to help you with the words if needed.
I was not a good speller when I was younger and this game helped me a lot. When my daughter was born I found this game to be just as popular with her. She increased her vocabulary while having fun.
All in all this game is worth a little trouble to try and find. I think once you played this game you would find that it has great educational value. Kids will want to learn to spell so they can play.