Sunday, December 18, 2011

Crossword Cubes Game Review & Giveaway!


I really enjoy playing word games. I have apps on my iPad and I often play against friends on the computer. I love the competition against others as well as competing against myself to improve my scores. I find these games relaxing. I can zone out and I have added “word games” to my stress management list.

My family and I had the opportunity to review a new game recently from Marina Games called Crossword Cubes. Essentially, it is a cross between a crossword puzzle and Scrabble. Each player takes turns placing all the cubes in the cup provided, shaking the cup, and then pouring the cubes out. The player arranges the cubes into words in order to build their score. Each of the words needs to be built off of the other as you do when you are completing a crossword puzzle. The player to score 300 points first wins.

This game was a huge hit with both my family as well as my elementary school students! The game moved quickly. Even though we were playing against each other, my daughter and I were helping each other because it was exciting to point out when we saw a word in the cubes. I did need to assist my elementary school students a little bit more because many of them have issues with reading and spelling. However, this did not deter their interest in the game. They appreciated the help and were still challenged to try and beat me!

I think this game is wonderful. I also like the fact that it is in a really small container; therefore, it takes up no space at all. It can be brought on trips to pass the time. I am looking forward to bringing Crossword Cubes on our trip to Florida in the spring!

Marina Games has been very generous to offer one Tidbits From A Mom reader the opportunity to win a Crossword Cubes games of their own! Please complete the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

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*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post.  I received a free product for the purpose of this review.  The opinions expressed here are my own.
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  1. Frogs on a Lily Pad looks fun.

  2. Skunked looks like a great game

  3. Since I LOVE the game Shut The Box, I would be interested in trying the Take-Out game!

  4. I'm interested in Farkle.. I think I've seen it in walmart before :)



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