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I created Spellarama back in 1990-91
The reason why I built Spellarama was to teach my self how to spell. I grew-up with a condition know as Dyslexic...
I tried using games like Scrabble but found it to be very cumbersome. You really had to be a good speller in order to play it... I also tried shopping around for other types of games on the mark to help me out and found none...
My first deck design worked excellent and my friends told me to manufacture them because their was a need for them in schools...
I first sent in the card game and rules to the Canadian Innovation Centre back in 1990 before ever manufacturing the deck...

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The Innovation Centre found only one letter card game at the time.
Lexicon is the predecessor of modern Scrabble: instead of tiles it had cards, and no board was used to spell words, but the basic rules were the same: the player had to create the longest possible word by using the cards he held and those already on the table, earning points according to the value of each letter (shown in the corners). A "Lexicon" card acted as a joker.
The deck used to be manufactured by the UK firm Waddingtons; it is long since an obsolete product. 
My conclusion was that my design had a very unique card play rules, methods and card layout, in order to properly use it as a teaching aid for dyslexic kids.
   

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