Games are a fun way for children to practice specific reading, writing and spelling skills. They can spark interest, increase confidence in young readers and writers, and change the pace of a tutoring session.
Some things to keep in mind when selecting or creating games: words for the games should come from the books the child is reading, or has read recently.
Games should be chosen or designed to promote the child's sense of competence and success. If necessary, you should "rig" the game so nobody looses, or the child wins.