Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scruble Cube - Review

I know I have mentioned before that I have a poor speller in this house. He is a voracious reader so I am hoping the spelling will come. However, I do often look for new games and activities to encourage some spelling skills.

We were recently given the opportunity to review a new "3D Word Game" that can best be described by saying it combines Scrabble with Rubik's Cube. Here is a great YouTube video that explains it better than I ever could.

As the promotional video says "If you can spell 'cat' you can play". And that is very true. It is very easy to pick this "cube" up and play, and I can see how it could truly be quite addictive. Even Molly tried to play. However, my kids never really got into it. They would play it if I asked them to, but it wasn't something they just truly loved. Perhaps it's because their spelling skills aren't great so it was very much a challenge to them. Typically Paul really likes a challenge but for some reason he didn't enjoy this one. He also has never enjoyed a Rubik's Cube or Scrabble so I guess I couldn't expect him to enjoy this combination. But, if you have a child who loves Scrabble and puzzles this is the game for them. It would make a great educational Christmas or Birthday gift for a word-loving kid.

The Scruble Cube can be purchased here for $24.95

The Scruble Cube has received two toy awards, so it is truly a hit for many kids, just not mine.

There are some great acitivities and lesson plans to go with it available for download here

And don't forget to take a look at what other TOS Crew Members thought about it here.

Disclosure-This product was given to me for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinion. No other compensation was given for this review.

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~Jamie~ said...

Great review! Neat idea on using the video!

Modest Mama said...

This review is really great! I like how easy it is to play.

Home Sweet Home(school) said...

Excellent review! Thanks for sharing how it didn't work for your family, while considering who the product might work for. You're right -- kids who love words and puzzles (like one of ours) really get a lot out of this toy.

(stopping by from the Crew)