Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Scruble Cube


What is a "Scruble Cube", one might ask. Well, that is what I am here to talk about.  It looks similar to the "Rubiks Cube" of yesteryear. Well, maybe that thing is still around. That is a moot point. Why would anyone want that old thing when there is something as awesome as the Scruble Cube to play with?  Oh yeah, you are probably still wondering what I am talking about.

Well, I am glad you asked. The "Scruble Cube" (Scruble, pronounced as a combination of "Scrabble" and "cube") is an educational game. "If you can spell, you can play", is what the folks over at  Scrubble say. Here is a little excerpt from their site:

What if you took some of the known playing patterns of some of the most popular word games and puzzles in history and combined them in a brand new, unique format to create the World’s Greatest 3-D Word Game?Well, you’d have the “SCRUBLE Cube™ a patent pending game with over 7.4 x 1045(that’s 7,401 septillion)possible configurations that anyone who can spell can play. And all in a portable format that can be played anywhere- anytimeThe SCRUBLE Cube™ is a word game and a puzzle- on steroids!
The SCRUBLE Cube is a word game and a puzzle on steroids! The game engages students and opens their minds to learn, create and discover while having fun. Whether you are looking to meet a Common Core Standard or purely to entertain, Scruble Cube offers a rich and engaging experience. 


The "Scruble Cube" is a game for 1-4 people, and guess what? Age is not really a factor. If a person can spell, they can play. The game comes with detailed instructions and a score card (as well as the Scruble cube, of course). There are link on their website to more educational ideas and lesson plans. I honestly think the folks over there at Scruble Cube have come up with an amazing product that is fun to use and truly educational. After all, the best educational tools are the ones you use without realizing you're learning. At least it's that way with my children.

Now, to my review. When this game arrived in the mail, it was a "fight" between the kids of who got to touch it first. Seriously. It was crazy. Once they got it out, they jumped right in "spelling" things on it, no reading instructions. I then sat down with them, and read the instructions for gameplay. They were super excited that they could "compete" with it. Sometimes I think that is all the kids care about, competing. Anyhow, they played for hours. Do you want to know the thing I loved best about Scruble Cube though?  No one can keep their hands off it. If it is laying around, someone is going to pick it up and play with it. This goes for my new reader who can only spell a few small words all the way up to older adults who want to tinker with something. Everyone picks it up and tries to make words. What more is there to say about an education product that begs to be played with by everyone? I am giving Scruble Cube 5 highest rating. I have no wonders why it has won awards! It is great. Get one. Today.

They cost $24.95, and you can buy them at their website, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers as listed on the Scruble Cube site. & their Facebook Page.

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 I reviewed this product as part of the Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I received the product at no cost in exchange for an honest review.



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