Tap the Tapple Wheel!
How to Play:
"Tapple raises heart rates and heightens senses in a brief but exciting way...A constant reminder that time is passing could help kids practice tuning out negative or meandering thoughts." - Forbes
"The game is so simple that you feel that you’ve played it before but the centerpiece is so satisfying that you’ll want to play it again." - The Game Aisle
"What a great and fun game. I can use this in my classroom to help students expand vocabulary use and categorize. This game is such fun - fast paced, great for your brain!! " - Five Star Amazon Review
"My wife and I got this game and loved playing together. It is a really fun game to play with two people. On Thanksgiving, my family joined in and the game became even better!" - Five Star Amazon Review
"I took the game over to my daughter's house on Christmas Eve, where six of my grandchildren (ages 10 to 19 ) were. I set up the game and we started playing. It was so much fun. They were still playing when I left to go home, and my daughter said they played for 3 hrs. Unbelievable. Needless to say I lost a game. LOL." - 5 Star Amazon Review
Did You Know That...
Tapple is originally based on the German game Pim Pam Pet
The Tapple Wheel has 20 Letters. The six missing letters are: Q,U,V,X,Y,Z. These letters are the least commonly used letters to start a word in the English language.
Once the buzzer is hit, each player only has TEN seconds to name something in his/her category.
How to Win at Tapple
Here are a few tips on how to become a better Tapple player
1. Remain Calm - A calm mind is a mind that can think under pressure. Practice meditative breathing before the game begins... or just relax to some sweet jams.
2. As soon as the Category card is selected start making a list of words that fit that category in your head. Go into the round with a plan and feeling confident.
3. While your opponents are going - start thinking of more words. Try to think of at least two in case they take your letter.
4. In contrast, press the timer as quickly as possible after you answer so your opponents have less time to think during your turn.
5. Move your feet while you're playing. Movement helps brain flow.
6. Start breaking down things into categories in your every day life to work your category muscle. What colors do you know? What can you find in nature? Who are your favorite actors?
7. Have lots of fun.
How to Use Tapple as an Educational Tool
Reading & Writing: Turn off the timer! For kids who are still learning to read and write, pick a category, and give them time to think of a word that starts with a letter in each category. Have them go around the whole wheel and think of a word for each letter.
Spelling: Try to spell a word in 10 seconds! Pick a word and have your student or child try to spell it within the 10 second time frame. If spelling is still new, turn off the timer and have them press down the buttons as they spell for more interactive fun.
Quick Thinking: Try to think of two words in a category that start with the SAME letter everytime you push a letter down.
Teamwork: Play Tapple in tams. Seperate your group into two teams. When one player from a team wins a round, the whole team gets the point. Give everyone a chance to work together and promote good teamwork & sportsmanship.
And of course, you can always play Tapple classic style since it's already fast word fun for everyone :)
How To Use Tapple as a Party Game
Use Tapple as an icebreaker - have all players pick an adjective, using the available letters on the Tapple wheel, that describes them. This can be done with our without the timer.
Give Prizes - Every time someone wins a round he/she gets a prize (For Kids: stuffed animal, fun munchable treat, etc; for adults Mardi Gras beads, party hats, etc)
Give Party Time Consequences - Every time someone gets out in a round he/she has to do something 'bad' (For Kids: do a silly dance, tell a Joke; For Adults: take a drink, run a lap, etc)
Special Events - If it's someone's birthday, wedding, baby shower, etc have everyone in the room use the Tapple Wheel to describe all the great things about the person using all the letters of the wheel.
Party on Tapplers!
Additional Tapple Categories
Used Up all your Tapple category cards? Here are some Category suggestions from our fans!
Easy: Colors, Items of Clothing, Things in Nature, Items in a School, Pets
Difficult: Chemicals on the Periodic Table, Animal Taxa, Types of Trees, Dead Languages, Computer Engineering Terms
Portable Tapple Wheel, 144 fun categories on 36 cards.
Requires: 2 AA Batteries
Top 10 PAL (Play Advances Language) Award Picks, 2014
Creative Child Magazine Awards: PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD -Word Games category, 2013
Games Magazine – 100 Games 2014
Major Fun Award, 2013
Mom’s Choice Gold Award, 2013
National Association for Gifted Children – 2013 Toy List
The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, 2013
National Parenting Publications Awards – Honors, 2013
Tillywig Toy & Media Awards– Top Fun Award, 2013
The Toy Insider 2013 Holiday Toy List – Featured in Nov. Woman’s Day Magazine