Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Scrabble Turbo Slam! Game Review and #Giveaway (9/18) @FamilyGameNight

Scrabble Turbo Slam!

SCRABBLE Turbo Slam! Game

  • 2-4 players
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Simple Spelling
  • Speed and Thinking
  • Hasbro
  • $14.99
Scrabble Turbo Slam!

Included with the Game:
  • 55 Letter Cards
  • 12 Action Cards
  • Turbo Slam Game Unit/Storage Unit
Not Included:
  • 3 AAA Batteries

I love to play Scrabble.  It is one of my all time favorite games.  But.. nobody will ever play with me!!  I don't blame them, really.  I'm not obnoxious, or even competitive.  The problem is my extensive vocabulary.  I manage to make some pretty intricate combinations of letters, and my scores start climbing.

Now I have a Scrabble Game that the whole family will play with me!  Scrabble Turbo Slam! There is no score to keep, and the words are only four letters long.  It's about speed and luck - so I have no advantage.

Here you see the game set up for the boys and I to play.  The game unit and the action cards are in the middle of the playing area.  We arrange a  four letter word in the center, divide the rest of the cards evenly amongst ourselves, then turn the game unit on.

Scrabble Turbo Slam!

The players use one card at a time to change the word in the center to a new one.  The cards are double sided, so there are a lot of options. and the game moves quickly.  Gate becomes Game which then becomes Name, which then becomes Nape, to Cape, to Cope, and so on until one player has used all his cards.  The player finished first, wins!  A game lasts about five minutes and the level playing field allows everybody a chance to win.

Scrabble Turbo Slam!

There is a fun twist to the game as well.  As we play, the game unit plays a tune.  Occasionally, it lets out the "turbo" sound, and the first player to hit the slam button is awarded an action card.  Usually it is an advantage, and the player will be losing cards, or giving them to other players.  Occasionally, however, they will gain some cards instead - just to keep it interesting.

Scrabble Turbo Slam!

Scrabble Turbo Slam will make a great addition to Family Game Night.  It could also be used as a teaching tool for little ones.

If you'd like to purchase Scrabble Turbo Slam the Hasbro online store has it for $14.99.  It is also available in the usual places where toys are sold.  Follow Scrabble on Facebook and keep up with all the new ways to play, like Scrabble Scoop and Scrabble Flash.

You can find Hasbro on the web at www.Hasbro.com, on Facebook and Twitter, too.  You may also want to follow Family Game Night on the web, Twitter and Facebook, where they always share news and deals.  Right now there are lots of coupons for toys and a trade in program for the month of September.

Hasbro has very graciously offered a giveaway opportunity, so one of my readers will get their own Scrabble Turbo Slam Game for their family.
[Giveaway Closed]
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I was given a Scrabble Turbo Slam Game to use with my family in order to write an informed blogged review.  I was not paid to write this post and my opinions are genuine.