What’s Gnu? Well, I will tell you. Its the coolest thing I have seen at Target in a long time. I was shopping for some new toys with my 20 month old son, and saw a spelling game for kids called “What’s GNU?”
The game’s website describes it as this… “What’s GNU?” The three-letter-word race game that spells FUN! The object of the game is to spell more three-letter words than the other players. Up to 36 Word-Starter cards, which have one letter provided and two blanks, are spread out for everyone to see. Players slide the clever Letter Getter to magically reveal two letter tiles. Kids then must look at these tiles and try to make three-letter words by filling in the blanks on the Word-Starter cards. The player with the most three-letter words when all the tiles run out wins! Building your vocabulary is three times more fun with What’s GNU? For 2 to 6 players.
Unfortunately my son is just a little too young for spelling, so we went home with a Mr. Potato Head instead. I should have bought it anyways and put it in the closet until he is old enough to appreciate it.
It is also unfortunate that the “What’s GNU?” website is written in ASP.NET which is not a GPL language. Oh well! It is still cool, and everyone should run out and buy it for their 5-8 year old!