I have a confession to make: I'm a terrible speller. I know what you're thinking, "how can someone who writes for a living be bad at spelling?" Honestly, if it wasn't for spellcheck, I probably wouldn't have this job right now. So, thanks for spellcheck, um, spellcheck inventor!

Considering how many times a day Chrome has to correct stupid spelling mistakes (like mine), I think Google realized an intervention was due. It was time for someone to step in and help me and the rest of the country with our spelling quandaries. Since people generally pretty much like fun, a game makes the most sense. Spell Up was born.

This is really just another one of those quirky little Chrome experiments that Google has been cooking up lately, and it works on all devices that are capable of running the Chrome browser. The concept is stupid-simple: spell words with your voice to stack the tower of words as high as possible. Check it out:

Simple enough, right? Yeah. Unless you can't spell. Also, each letter has to be spoken and detected individually, so it's kind of tedious. And if you're in an area with a noisy background, kiss this game goodbye. But really, it's about doing something fun and unique with Chrome, all while helping people become better spellers. And it's probably great for kids, so it gives you an excuse to finally get your little one an Android tablet.

See, these things can be fun and edukashunal.

Thanks, Google!

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Spell Up; Google Blog