I love to play board games. Well, probably not as much as some of my friends do, but I love to play games like Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.
The love for Scrabble is kind of a new found love. A year and a half ago, probably, my mom gave me the Deluxe Turntable Edition of Scrabble and I started playing Scrabble again. It was not the first time I played it, but I believe the last time I did before that was in the 6th or 7th grade, and online.
This is a great game to keep our minds active. The fact that we need to think two or three plays ahead and have so many factors considered when playing makes this a really good game. I’ve played it in Portuguese and in English and I think I prefer playing in English. Maybe it’s because I’ve been playing Crosswords and Word Games in English for so many years, don’t know. But I do play it well =) In Portuguese, don’t know why, but I loose most of the times.
Well, in general, this is a game that is suitable for “Ages 8 to adult” as the box says and I think it’s a good game to play with the kids. It’s a good way to train their mind, without them even realizing they’re doing it.
And I believe it’s a well spent time. I usually play it while sipping a cup of hot tea, specially now in the cold weather. Try it!