Not only is Scrabble one of our favorite family games, but with Scrabble Scoop even Kiana (5) can play along . . . and win!
Scoop, match, slam and score. Stir up your pot of letters and then take a card. Choose a word and start scooping tiles. If youâ€™re the first to match your letters, slam on the potâ€™s lid to score. Mix up a fantastic batch of Alphabet Scoop fun. Fun twist on the classic word game features a pot for scooping out your letters to form words.
Scrabble Alphabet Scoop contains a red plastic pot with blue lid, 4 orange plastic spoons, 72 word cards, 104 letter tiles, and a rules booklet. To play, everyone gets a spoon and one word card – face up. Each card contains 5 words and each player must decide which word they will be playing with. The words range from 3 to 5 letters with the longer words having harder to find letters. This gives younger players an equal chance of winning.
To begin play, one player yells “Ready Set Scoop!” (which reminds me of The Upside Down Show) and everyone scoops a spoonful of tiles. There are 3 kinds of tiles – letters, blanks, and an orange fly. If your scoop contains letters in your chosen word, place it next to the letter on the card. Blank tiles can be used for any letter. If you scoop an orange fly tile you must return all your tiles including those you were using to build your word into the the pot. The first person to complete their word yells out “Yummy!” End of the first round.
For each additional round, players receive a new card. The player who collects four cards (or builds four words) first wins!
What we really like about Scrabble Alphabet Scoop is that it’s just so much fun to play! I mean, it has a pot and spoons and tiles . . . just the presentation of the game makes anyone want to play. I also like that everything can be kept and stored in the pot. I just would prefer that the lid be able to snap into place just in case it falls over when we’re not playing it.
However, the best part is that it has easy 3-letter words for Kiana, harder 4-letter words for Kacie, and larger 5-letter words for me. This gives everyone a fair shot at winning and allows everyone in the family to play together. I always feel sorry for Kiana because she usually can’t play the kind of games that Kacie and I do. With Scrabble Alphabet Scoop, she’s actually beaten us on several occasions and felt great about it!
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