Banagram letters (talk about multi purpose game pieces), my star students spell the word for the number I write on the white board.
Our game is not a race. Everybody 'wins' and everybody gets fed when the word is spelled correctly. Extra credit is awarded to the player who can tell me which letter combinations make the specified sound.
The added challenge is that these aren't even our weekly spelling words. These are just words that sometimes creep in and give us pause. This is a fun portable game that can be used for so many different spelling options.