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Fall 2015 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Hasbro, Inc.
Price: $19.99

Scrabble Twist is a fast paced electronic pass and play word game, with three modes of play, solo practice, knockout party and turbo challenge. The device has lights, sounds, auto-score and word validation functions. Recommended for ages 8+, 1-8 players use five letters to compete to make the most 3-5 letter words possible. Scrabble Twist requires 3 AA batteries, which are not included.

The game offers a new spin, or twist, if you will, on word games. It's all the fun of scrabble, boggle and other word games rolled into one, without the need to set up tiles or keep track of small pieces. The Scrabble Twist device displays five letters at a time, and players press the letters to create as many 3-5 letter word combinations as possible. The device fits well into an adult's hand and the twisting motion comes pretty naturally, although some testers commented that it is a bit awkward in smaller hands. The device is noisy - even before competition begins. Happily, neither gameplay nor fun is affected if the sound is turned off.

Andrea Hess   ©2015 Parents' Choice

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