I use this game with my reading groups to practice common long vowel patterns. All of the word families have 2 vowels together to make the long vowel sound: -oke, -eed, -ail, -ow, -ine. I created this game with I was a literacy specialist, and used it with students in grades 1-5 with great success. Directions and a colorful "backside" for your word cards is included. Common Core State Standard (CCSS) referenced. I hope this helps your students as much as it helped mine. For more ideas, visit my blog at http://hellomrssykes.blogspot.com.
This game is also available in the "Short Vowel and Long Vowel Game combo pack of 3."