Remember a few weeks ago we were playing Ratuki as a family? I’m a very strong proponent for playing games together as a family, even when the game may drive me insane. Family time makes strong happy families. As long as you are spending time together you know what everyone is up too. It’s easy to sneak in conversation while playing a fun game.
Now I received a new game from Hasbro, Scrabble Slam when I was at BlogHer last year and I’m just not getting around to writing about it. I put it in the Christmas Present box, I was going to give it to my husband in his Christmas Stocking, but then we decided not to do adult stockings, so, it was still shelved until last month.
Scrabble Slam game directions and instructions:
Scrabble Slam is a fast paced word card game. To play, you put four cards down to spell out any word that the players can all agree on. Then you deal out all the remaining cards to 2-4 players. The more players playing the fewer cards you have to hold in your hands.
Then you place one card down at a time spelling a new word until all of your cards are played. There are no turns you just play as fast as you can. The player that discards all of their cards first is the winner. Each Card has two letters on it, one on each side of the card and it is up to you to decide to choose which letter you want to play. See the example below.
It is a very fast paced game and I had the advantage at first when I was playing against my husband. He was overwhelmed by having so many cards in his hand at one time, as soon as he was down a few cards, he caught up and won the game. Scrabble Slam is for ages 8+ for 2-4 players.
We had a lot of fun playing Scrabble Slam, it’s a quick game and easy to play if you don’t have a lot of time to spend together. You know, Monopoly takes a long time, if you don’t have time to play Monopoly, my personal favorite game, then play Scrabble Slam!
Scrabble is happy to announce the launch of their new Facebook page dedicated to all things Scrabble. Whether you’re a fan of the classic board game, or enjoy Scrabble Flash, Scrabble Slam or Scrabble Junior (or all of the above!), this page will be a one-stop shop for word lovers. Find daily word challenges, words of the day, coupon offers, Scrabble news and tips, online gaming, and School Scrabble info, with more exciting features still to come! Visit www.Facebook.com/ScrabbleNA to “Like” them.
We received a sample of Scrabble Slam at BlogHer 2010.