You already know how much I love word games. I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to play with me so we can do all of these games together! A new game I got to try is Scruble Cube- its kind of Scrabble meets the Rubik’s Cube, and its a pretty neat concept.
The makers of this game promise that if you can spell ‘cat’ you can play. I think this is true for those who are older than 5 who can spell cat- my 5 year old has tried to play but gets a bit overwhelmed with all of the letters going in different directions (mind you, the packaging clearly says 8+ and I agree with that age recommendation) but she wanted to play so we tried. I like that you can play with or without someone else (which for me usually means without, because as I’ve told you before, my husband won’t do word games with me…)
Another thing I like love about this game is that there are almost limitless word combinations- so it’ll never be the same twice, and never get boring (well, I guess if you don’t like word games you could get bored, but if you don’t like word games, I’ll guess you aren’t going to read about them and won’t be reading this anyway!!). The small size of this cube makes this a very easy to transport game that you can take just about anywhere- and without losing valuable space in a bag or carryon.
Word games are consistently in demand because they are typically fast-paced, nearly anyone can play and they offer consistent brain stimulation. Word games are not only fun and amusing; they are definitely splendid educational tools. These games challenge the mind and can help to improve one’s vocabulary if played often enough. There are many games to be enjoyed and this type of skill game is universally popular. Most people like to do word searches, crossword puzzles in magazines and newspapers plus cryptograms as well.
Games with recognizable play patterns are often very popular because players feel comfortable when they see strategies they recognize.
So what if you took the known playing patterns of some of the most popular word games and puzzles in history and combined them in a brand new, unique format to create the World’s Greatest 3-D Word Game? Well, you’d have the “SCRUBLE Cube™ a patent pending game with over 7.4 x 1045 (that’s 7,401 septillion) possible configurations that anyone who can spell can play. And all in a portable format that can be played anywhere- anytime.
In SCRUBLE Cube™ there are 96 individually rotating letter and premium scoring pegs inserted onto a 4 x 4 x4 cube. The letters rotate to aid in pattern recognition when players are creating words. The cube offers a stimulating single or multi-player environment for spelling words of at least three letters on a single plane or over several faces: 3-Dimensionally. All of the letters have point values and scoring occurs at the end of each player’s turn. Bonuses are awarded for words that have a letter on at least three faces. And that’s the fun and challenge of SCRUBLE Cube: thinking in 3-dimensions!
SCRUBLE Cube can promote the development and exercise of key brain functions- logical deduction, analytical processing and word development skills in a unique and challenging way. And although you can challenge yourself on a variety of levels- if you can simply spell ‘CAT” you can play SCRUBLE Cube.
But what if you prefer the challenge of a puzzle? Although primarily played as a word game, the SCRUBLE Cube™ can be played as a challenging puzzle with a single solution that returns the cube to its original configuration. That configuration spells “Scruble Cube” in two directions across multiple faces using specially colored letters. The instructions provide the original configuration of all of the game tiles to assist in solving this mind bending puzzle. You can view the starting configuration by downloading the instructions on page 2 above or visiting “SCRUBLE Cube University” on this website.
The SCRUBLE Cube™ combines letters on the cube in proportion to their frequency of occurrence in the English language. Frequent two and three letter combinations are also factored into the configuration of the letters on the cube. These letters are coupled with special premium scoring tiles and combine to provide endless hours of mind bending entertainment for 1 to 4 players. The SCRUBLE Cube™ is a word game and a puzzle- on steroids!
SCRUBLE Cube™ can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, select Learning Express Stores, FAO Schwarz and other specialty retailers.
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I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed within are my own. [ad#glam between posts][ad#glam between posts]