If memory serves (and I’m getting old, so don’t take my memory as gospel) the tagline for Word Nerd was: The Game Where It Pays to Think Ahead (or maybe it was Plan Ahead).
I don’t remember whether I was any good at Word Nerd (I kicked butt in Boggle!) but the lesson to always think ahead (or plan ahead) was deeply ingrained. I’m ALWAYS thinking and planning ahead (as evidenced that I just signed up for my first 5k of 2013!).
What games did you play as a kid? What games do you play now?
I play Scrabble, Bananagrams, Sodoku, and Password.