Our standardized test (CTP from ERB) asks students to identify beginning, ending, and vowel sounds and I was surprised that even our better students were missing the trickier ones.
This also practices paying attention to details and we talked about not falling for their tricks (i.e. answers have same beginning sound but you were asked to find the matching ending sound.)
This game is fun and great practice regardless of what assessments you use. You can find it in my store if you interested.