This is a game I use in my literacy centers at the beginning of the year. Students can play by themselves, with a partner, or with a group. Students take turns flipping over letter cards and matching them to the first sound of the picture on their game board. First one to get a whole row or column filled is the winner, or continue to play for a blackout! This game is easy and can be played independently. Always a favorite for my kindergartners. There is a black and white version and a colored version with 12 different game boards each so at least two small groups can all be playing with different game boards.