Suggested age range: eight years and older.
How many words can you make with seven tiles? If you use all seven
in one word you get fifty points!
if you can get away with it make one up! Having an ivy
league vernacular is not a requirement in this race to earn the
most points. Since each letter is worth a certain amount of points,
strategic placement and quick thinking are more important in the
long run. Spelling is made fun and competitive. Just make sure
you have a dictionary handy!
all the years this game has been around, the original is still
a family favorite. With tiles made of wood, even the tiniest hands
can hold onto the letters and learn all kinds of new words. My
children loved collecting all the letters in their names. I could
always tell when they had gotten into the game closet when I would
find scrabble versions of my children's names in different places
around the house.
of the game: Score as many points as you can by putting words
together from the tiles you are dealt.
play the game: Each player is dealt seven tiles. Take turns,
making a word each time, trying to earn as many points possible
per turn. There are special squares on the board, double and triple
word score, that can make a huge difference in your efforts. There
are strict rules, no names or slang, that make this simple game
sometimes quite controversial. One of the basic staples required
to play this game seriously is a sense of humor!
Why parents love this game:
taking and waiting for turns
creativity and quick thinking
learn how to spell different words
Scrabble on the web: