Friday, October 7, 2011
Scruble Cube/ TOS Review
You may be wondering what a Scruble Cube is, as you have probably never heard of one before. I know I hadn't.
Well, it is like Scrabble on a Rubik's Cube. That's the best way I know how to describe it.
How it works is pretty simple. You try to make words on the cube in a certain time limit. There are wilds and double/triple letters scores too, just like in Scrabble! Anyone who can read and spell at a reasonable level can play this game. It is great for kids and adults. My daughter always beats me though. :)
The following video gives you a good idea of how you play, and how the points work.
I'll be honest and say it is a little complicated for me. My brain can't think that fast anymore. lol
My daughter, on the other hand, really likes playing it. I think it helps her with her spelling too! That is a great bonus of this game!
If you would like to incorporate this into your schooling, there are several free downloads to help you do that.
Scruble Cube Points
(Language and Mathematics - Grades 3 to 6) (PDF of Lesson Plan and PDF of Worksheet) This lesson plan goes with the worksheet below.
Scruble Cube PDF Worksheet
(Language and Mathematics - Grades 3 to 6) (PDF of Lesson Plan and PDF of Worksheet)
Scruble Make a Sentence
(English and Spelling - Grades 3 to 5) (PDF of Lesson Plan)
Scruble Vowel Math
(Language and Mathematics - Grades 3 to 5) (PDF of Lesson Plan)
Scruble Word Logic
(Spelling and Mathematics - Grades 3 to 8) (PDF of Lesson Plan) Periodic Table of Scruble Fun
(Science - Grades 5 to 10) (PDF of Lesson Plan)
I think that the Scruble Cube makes a great addition to your home and school, and I think there are many benefits to playing it.
If you are interested in purchasing Scruble Cube, you can do so here for $24.95.
And if for some reason, you lose any parts, you can get a replacement set of all 96 labels for $4.95.
We have had no problems with ours though. I was a little worried at first that it might break if we twisted it too hard, but it has been just fine.
If you would like to read my fellow Crew Mates reviews of Scruble Cube, you can do so here.
*I have received one Scruble Cube, free, as a member of the TOS Crew in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been given to me.*
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