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Fun & Interesting Twist on Scrabble
on October 15, 2007
Anyone who loves regular Scrabble will enjoy playing this cute little game in its well-designed, tidy, round carrying case. Perfect for a fast lunchtime game, but it will never replace Mama Scrabble. The game includes a board which unfolds into a cute cardboard miniature, a high quality fuzzy little bag for the letter cubes, concise directions, a 1-minute optional timer, a notepad & pencil. There's no "Q", but rather "Qu" which is probably a good idea, but there ARE some great Q-words that don't use a "u" such as Qi, Qat, etc. so just make a rule "qu" can be substituted with just "Q". The unfolding game board will wear out over time... it'd be a good idea to laminate it, but I wish Hasbro had done it. There's a bit of a problem getting the board to lay flat. Only two plays are ever on the board at one time... once player #2 makes his word and records his score, player #1's word is removed for the next person's play. This makes for some interesting opportunities and creates quite a different strategy than real Scrabble. There are four triple word squares and so far, while I've played, no one has ever reached one of them. When playing you must look directly over the board because the cubes are high, and at an angle you can't see the color squares. Rolling the dice can be a bit noisy. Over-all I rate this a 5-star because I enjoyed it and adore Scrabble. Sometimes it'll be fun to play this quick (IF you use the one minute "hour-glass") version. Great for people who can't stand the length of time it takes to play regular Scrabble. I think I'll try the Monopoloy Express game too.