NTC Tablanette – Word on the Move is played by similar rules as the popular Tablanette, i.e. Its Serbian version – Tablić. 72 cards are marked with the 30 letters of the alphabet, as follows:
A, E, I, O, U, R – 4 cards each
Other letters – 2 cards
4 cards are NTC Jokers (2 blue and 2 red). The blue Joker can be used as a replacement for any vowel, while the red joker replaces any consonant. To start, the 76-card deck is shuffled and 4 drawn cards are placed on the table face up. Then, each player is dealt 3 cards and the game may begin.
The player has a hand of cards with, e.g. the letters: A, N and P. The following letters are on the table: U, M, F and V. The player may use their letter N card and collect U and F from the table, saying the word FUN. The word is created and the cards are collected solely with one card from player’s hand and the corresponding cards from the table. At the end of the game, the cards are counted and the player who collected more, wins.
Developmental benefits of the game – dr Ranko Rajović
While playing the NTC Tablanette – Word on the Move, a child activates their thought processes by which they analyse, connect, classify, determine the length of words, combine and thus develop mathematical-logical thinking and create strong grounds for the development of functional knowledge. Moreover, the child acquires basic knowledge about analysis and synthesis of words, as an introduction to formation of words and sentences.