I was happy to review a copy of Scrabble Turbo Slam recently. While most of my kids can beat me in regular Scrabble, I thought this new game sounded like the perfect motivation for my youngest who is just learning to spell. I know she’s competitive!
Little did I know HOW much she wanted to win! It took several rounds to explain that to win, you HAD to use real words. The game is a race to spell four letter words and use up your cards. There is a timer and special “action” cards as well.
It was funny to watch her play, because she is a bit too young. The game is recommended for ages 8 and up, but my older kids are so nice about playing games with her so I wanted to use this as a teaching tool.
Two weeks later, she is much faster and better with it. I get a kick out of playing with her. Because the game is simple and all self-contained (everything is stored within the case–no losing cards and such), I like pulling it out for a quick game.
I felt like a great parent when it was me saying, “want to play a quick game before bed?” Usually, I’m the one saying no!
I figured it couldn’t hurt for the rest of the family to have a fun game around. So far, I have gotten a few of the kids to play. It IS hard to get them off the video games to come play. Yet, every time, they end up having a blast. Turbo Slam was no different. The older kids made hilarious (and real) words. They liked the timer action, too.
I really recommend finding games like this, where the pieces don’t get lost and a game can run pretty fast…or you can play more! That way, you as a parent aren’t exhausted and the kids are happy. Very fun.
- For 2-4 players
- Retails $14.99
- Available now
- Requires 3 AAA batteries
I received a Scrabble Turbo Slam game from Hasbro for my review. I have given my opinion.