Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review of Scruble Cube

With a name like Scruble Cube, it has to be good...right? For the past month, my children have had the opportunity to play with a Scruble Cube, which we received free in exchange for my honest review.  The premise of Scruble Cube is simple: imagine the game of Scrabble and a Rubik's Cube having a baby.  You would get...
Just as in Scrabble, each letter has a value.  Just as with a Rubik's Cube, you turn the cube to create a pattern (in this case, words!).

Scruble Cube looked fun from the outset.  It arrives packaged in a way that shows its dynamic possibilities, complete with rules and a score pad.
I thought my kids would love Scruble Cube.  They love all kinds of games and puzzles, especially word games and word puzzles.  For some reason, though, they haven't really taken to the Scruble Cube.  I have several ideas as to why this is so.  It is entirely possible that my kids dislike the idea of mixing their games; that is, they would prefer either a word game or puzzle game, but not both together.  Alternatively, the cube itself feels kind of delicate.  It does not turn as easily as a Rubik's Cube by any means.  Also, because the letters themselves rotate (a really cool feature), it almost feels like the game will fall apart.  I am forever cautioning my kids to be careful and not to break things (I'm beginning to feel more and more that this is actually more detrimental than helpful), so it is entirely likely that they eschewed playing with the cube more simply for fear of injuring it.

The idea of Scruble Cube is wonderful, and I'm sure that there are kids (and adults!) who would really enjoy it.  The fact that my kids didn't should not deter you from learning more about it.  Scruble Cube is recommended for ages 8+ and can be played alone or with up to three friends.  It retails for $24.95.  To read some very different opinions of Scruble Cube, see the Crew blog!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Enjoyed your review! (Just an FYI - it needs to link back to the crews linky page.) Blessings!