Without a doubt one of my best memories growing up was games night. Our parents would rotate hosting and we’d spend hours watching and playing every game under the sun with friends and family or my late Stepdad challenging us to Scrabble and the heated debates which made us checking through dictionaries and google to prove that our words were indeed real and him sitting calculating our points after each game. He was good. Till this day it’s a shared memory which warms my heart and one which has since been passed down to our family. For many families, game night is a big tradition and I’m so happy we started this with our kids.
Making the most out of lockdown
When lockdown was instituted Carl and I said that we need to invest in more family games for the home. Our kids absolutely enjoy games night and we love spending time as a family together without devices and distractions of electronics while passing time by. Just good old innocent fun, making memories together and having a great time amidst the chaos of the world, social distancing and mask wearing.
With one of the games high up on our list being Scrabble it was a no brainer to say yes when the offer to review came up. While the year may be slowly drawing to an end there’s still so much hustle and bustle around, work, exams for the kids and deadlines so a break away and much needed games night is a welcomed distraction.
Not only is it fun but improves vocabulary, perfect for young minds – making learning FUN!
Understanding the rules of Scrabble
If you’ve never played Scrabble before this is for you.
- The object of the game is to get the highest score, and scores are given for letter values and boosted by premium squares on the grid.
- Words can read either across or down, and your word must use a letter tile already in play on the board.
- Each player competes by using their tiles in combinations and locations that take the best advantage of letter values and premium squares on the board.
Where to buy
Available to purchase at various retailers online and instore
Just in time for the holiday season, relaxed weekends and plenty of family time spent indoors keeping safe and making lots of memories! If Scrabble is too advanced for younger kids why not check out Fisher Price’s new range of Mega Bloks.