We have been an a Scrabble kick lately, so when I saw that I could review a Scruble Cube I jumped at the chance!! This is a cross between Scrabble and a Rubik’s cube! This 4×4 cube has 96 individually rotating letter and premium scoring pegs making it have “7.4 x 1045 (that’s 7,401 septillion) possible configurations”!!! It is recommended for ages 8+, and 1 to 4 players.
The Scruble Cube website says this: “SCRUBLE Cube can promote the development and exercise of key brain functions- logical deduction, analytical processing and word development skills in a unique and challenging way. And although you can challenge yourself on a variety of levels- if you can simply spell ‘CAT” you can play SCRUBLE Cube.”
At first, we found forming words on a cube a little challenging. It’s very different than having flat tiles in front of you. Our scores got higher with each turn we took, so it didn’t take us too long to get the hang of it. We were able to easily begin to add in double and triple letter and word score squares. We found a quick way to add points is to build on to the previous players word “crossword style” and get points for both words. Bonus points can be added for the number of letters in a word and the number of “faces” your word goes across. Can you tell we are a wee bit competitive here? It was all about the score from the beginning!!!
The Scuble Cube comes in a great package for gift giving! It also comes with directions, a sand timer and a score pad. The directions and a score template are also available on their website. They also offer lesson plans to add this fun cube to lots of other learning!
Mathematics Trial & Error
Word Building with Rimes
Vocabulary Development Life Skills
Problem Solving Skills:
Higher Level Thinking
This award winning cube is available to purchase online for $24.95. (Replacement labels are available for $4.95) It is also available at Barnes & Noble, select Learning Express Stores, FAO Schwartz, Toys R Us, Meijer Stores. More locations can be found on their Scruble Cube Facebook page .
This is a great “grab and go” educational game, I can see having this in the van, the doctor’s office and other places where we are trying to sit still and quiet. It has been a nice game to have sitting out to pick up and play anytime!
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*As a member of TOS Homeschool Crew I received a free Scruble Cube in order to write this review and have shared my honest opinion.