Spanish - English Zingo! Review (ThinkFun)

What It Is

Spanish-English Zingo! is a bilingual Bingo game. The game comes with six double-sided game boards. One side of the game board has pictures and English words and the other side has pictures and the Spanish words. There are also 72 double-sided Zingo! tiles with a picture and English word on one side and the same picture and Spanish word on the other side. Players try to fill their boards with matching tiles from the Zingo! Zinger.

Load the tiles into the Zingo! Zinger. If playing in Spanish, load the tiles with the blue side facing up. If playing in English, load the tiles with the black side facing up. One player serves as the dealer and operates the Zingo! Zinger. Slide the Zinger forward and back to reveal two tiles. When a player sees a tile that matches an image on his or her card, the player calls out the image name, takes the tile, and covers the printed image on the card. The first player to cover all nine spaces on his card shouts, "Zingo!" and wins.

Is It Fun?

Spanish-English Zingo! is a fun way to help children develop Spanish vocabulary as well as image and word recognition, matching, and concentration and memory. Because the Zingo! tiles and cards feature both images and words, this game is great for pre-readers and early readers alike. For those who don't speak Spanish yet, they can play with the English side of the game boards and learn a few Spanish words until they are comfortable playing with the Spanish side of the tiles and cards.

Who It’s For

Spanish-English Zingo! is for ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The instructions include several game variations for shorter or more challenging ways to play.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy