Topi Cubes by Blue Orange Games is a quick dice game that is lots of fun to play. It is for 2 to 6 players ages 7+.
Topi Cubes consists of 10 dice. It comes in a portable little box that is very well designed. As you may have guessed, this is a language arts game. Children are old enough to play as soon as they can recognize what letter different words start with, and think of those words by looking only at that first letter.
On your turn, roll the 5 picture dice and line them up. Refering to the rules, go over what category each picture is referring to. Once everyone understands the categories, roll the 5 letter dice. Now it's a race to win as many dice as possible.
To win dice, you have to be the first to shout out a word that starts with one of the letter dice and fits into one of the categories shown on the category dice. For example, the bird die refers to birds/flying animals. I could shout "Raven!" and take the R die and the bird die, gaining 2 points. Once all the dice are taken, the round is over. Count up your points to determine the winner. Play as many rounds as you have time for.
My students 10-13 year old class loved Topi Cubes! We played it as our final game when we had only 10 minutes left of class. They were sad when we had to stop. I'm sure it will be one that gets chosen often. You can purchase Topi Cubes from Amazon. Enjoy!