The Whizizzle Phonics Series teaches the building blocks of reading — phonetic sounds — with an easy game that uses sight, sound and color to help kids learn. The three-deck series advances in level as skills improve. Two to eight players can participate, and play takes five to 15 minutes per game. Addition and Multiplication varieties are also available. “Most educational phonics and math tools available are flashcards. Whizizzle … takes learning to a new level with games that help kids retain what they learn while they have fun,” Director of Marketing Jean Rivaldi of Wiggity Bang Games told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2008.