Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Review - Scruble Cube

Scruble Cube

Age - Not specified, but does have small parts

Cost - 24.95

Web Site -

I LOVE the idea of Scruble Cube.  That is because I’m a Scrabble/Crossword junky.  Words are my passion, so the idea of a cube that lets you make words as part of a game really appeals to me.

Scruble Cube “includes a 7cm cube with 96 individually rotating letters, a sand timer, scorepad and instructions.”  In addition, the company offers an educator’s web page  with numerous options for using the Scruble Cube as an educational tool.
My youngest son (12) and I started playing with it as soon as it arrived.  I found it to be complicated.  I’m not very dexterous and the rubix revolution passed me right by, so making creative words wasn’t coming easily to me.  I couldn’t grasp how to get the letter I wanted turned to the right row or column to fit the word I was making.

My son thought it was fun to work with and enjoyed making words using the bonus tiles on the cube.  Unfortunately, at one point, he dropped it.  When it hit the floor, it broke into many small pieces.  I contacted customer service, and they were wonderful!  They immediately shipped us a new cube. 
The new cube ended up in my oldest daughter’s (20) hands.  She too loves word games.  She and her friend spent the night playing with it trying to trump each other’s highest word score.

I love the innovation behind this cube.  Getting kids excited about letters and spelling is a fundamental concept in the younger grades.  I can see elementary aged kids really enjoying trying to come up with quick three letter words.
SCRUBLE Cube™ can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, select Learning Express Stores, FAO Schwarz and other specialty retailers. 
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***  I received this product free of charge as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I enjoyed reading your review! This does look like a fun~and challenging~game for word lovers.

  2. This was a fun review. I agree; it was easier for the kids than it was for me.


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