Pairs in Pears is a game where the players race to use the four included alphabet sets in four distinct patterns to make words with similar matching patterns. As they play, children learn letter recognition, patterns, vowels, rhyming and more. Advanced players can use semi-palindromes and palindromes to win extra points. All pieces are contained in the handy pear shaped cloth pouch. Great for travel. Recommended for ages 6 years and up.