My husband and I love the game scrabble! Speaking for myself, I like words. I like knowing about words–where they came from, what they mean. When I heard about the new game Dabble I thought it would be right up our alley.
Dabble, the hottest new word game in 2011! Dabble is the kind of game that is as simple as it is challenging. It rewards players with quick wits, a large vocabulary, and perfect spelling. You have to be on your toes, since the goal of the game is to spell out five separate words with just 20 letters as quickly as possible. The trick is that the five words must be comprised of a two-letter, three-letter, four-letter, five-letter, and six-letter word.
When I play a game, I’m not generally very interested in super strategic games that take hours to play. Dabble is the perfect game if you are looking for a fun, challenging, slightly competitive game that takes just a few minutes per round to play. My husband and I sat down for a game of Dabble on a Sunday evening after we’d put the kids to bed. Though there were quite a few rules, they are all quite simple and are picked up very quickly. We each began by drawing 20 letter tiles out of a bag. We flipped the timer over and got to work. I was surprised at how challenging the game was. I very quickly spelled my 6, 5, 4, and 3 letter words, but was left with 2 misfit letters at the end. I worked frantically to find way to switch around my words so I could make my blasted two letter word! Time ran out before The Husband or I were able to finish our words so we exchanged a few of our unused tiles and set off to complete our words in round 2. Well, we both finished, but the hubs totally kicked my trash with his word score (scored similar to scrabble, just without any of the score multipliers).
For round 3 we picked all new letter tiles. The Husband must not have shaken the bag very well because here are the tiles I pulled out…
Meanwhile, here is what the hubs spelled that same round…
I demand a rematch!
Maybe next week.
Dabble is recommended for ages 10+. If you have school aged kids this would be an awesome game to have! It enhances learning and reading at all levels and is ideal for building vocabulary, spelling and quick-thinking skills.
P.S. This is also a great game to play with friends!
If you think Dabble looks pretty cool you can purchase it for just $24.95 at IveNeverGame.com (really I would have expected to pay $29.99 for this game). Also, you can click this link and get Dabble – The Fast Thinking Word Game on sale at Amazon.com for just over $19!
If you’re looking for a fun game to play on facebook, Dabble has it’s own facebook app! Cool beans!
Disclosure: I received the above-mentioned product, at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. All opinions expressed are honest, and are entirely my own.