If there is one thing I enjoy reviewing it is games. You would think with the ever evolving game industry we would have no problem choosing games for the family. However it is one area in which it is hard to find games to challenge us all.
When Scrabble Flash arrived in the mail Nick was the excited one. I’m not sure what it was about the game that captured is attention but he asked, (and did not receive), this game for Christmas. I guess what surprised me about his enthusiasm was that both of my boys, my husband, and myself DO NOT spell. I’m not a great scrabble player by any means and though I do play Words with Friends I rarely actually win.
When the game arrived the boys opened it and began playing before I could read the directions. As boys the directions are really not important you know. They played for quite some time before they realized there was a two player version.
Scrabble Flash has 3 different game plays.
Game 1: Scrabble Flash
Object: Find a many 3-, 4-, and 5-letter words as you can before the time runs out.
Game 2: Scrabble Five-Letter Flash
Object: Score as many points as you can by finding a 5-letter word for each letter mix.
Game 3: Scrabble Pass Flash
Object: Players take turns forming 5-letter words with the letters on the tiles. Players drop out as they run out of time before forming a word. The last player in the game is the winner.
The game is for ages 8+ and this is one game that it is hard to try to involve Honey. However when we all sat down to play together I helped her by telling her which letters to place to spell a word and she seemed to have fun.
The boys have really enjoyed the game most. Night after night I’ve seen them sitting at the table together yelling out words to each other. They play it not so much as a competitive game but together to get as many words as they can before the time runs out. For the most part they play Game 1.
When we played together my only complaint is that they do not give you enough time to think of a word. I love the concept of players dropping out as they are unable to think of a word but I found the time frame to think of a word was WAY to short for me. Or maybe that is just my lack of spelling skills rearing its ugly head.
I too prefer Game 1 in which you have to think of as many words as you can in the allotted time. Reminds me of a game I use to play on Pogo.
I could see this game being quite entertaining among adults. Though I would be quite embarrassed at my lack of skills, with the kids they know no different.
Disclaimer: I received Scrabble Flash at no cost to me by the company or representing PR agency. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.