Scrabble

 
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Classic word game plus extra modes and a full dictionary.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This game encourages language development through playing a game.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This is a video game extention of the classic Hasbro Scrabble game.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that though rated "E" by the ESRB, Scrabble may be too challenging for players under 10. This pocket-sized edition of the beloved (and ubiquitous) game, encourages vocabulary development.

What's it about?

SCRABBLE, from Electronic Arts, brings the classic word-building board game, which is available in dozens of editions and played both in living rooms and in high-stakes tournaments, to the Nintendo DS and PSP. The game makes an easy transition into the electronic format with almost no change in the fundamental look, feel, and play of the original. The reason is that Scrabble is elegantly simple, endlessly challenging, and consistently fun.
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This pocket-sized package contains the original or \"Classic\" game, complete with a very cool dictionary feature that confirms (or denies) that your play is an actual word and gives the definition. There's also a speed mode and a new variation called \"Slam\" that using cards. Also included is a tutorial, training, and minigames.Plus, up to four DS owners can play via Wi-Fi.
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Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

As sophisticated as the game engine and range of play modes are in Scrabble, there's simply no substitute for hanging out with friends and family playing face to face. But for travel and times when there's no opponent available, this reassuringly familiar and mentally challenging game will please any player (and parent).

It's also noteworthy that Scrabble is available on Face Book and at Pogo.com for free. Though these online games don't offer the variety of training and modes, they can satisfy the casual Scrabble player.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about new words they've discovered playing Scrabble. They can also discuss whether some of the high-scoring words they've used in the game are applicable in any other situations. Would you ever actually use some of these crazy, consonant-heavy constructions?

Game details

Platforms:PSP, Nintendo DS
Price:$29.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:Electronic Arts
Release date:March 17, 2009
Genre:Educational
ESRB rating:E for (No Descriptors) (Nintendo DS, PSP)

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Kid, 8 years old March 29, 2009
 

ABOUT THIS GAME

ANY AGE PEOPLE SHOULD PLAYN THIS GAME BECAUSE ITS NOT A BAD GAME
Kid, 0 years old March 27, 2009
 

How long did pearl Harbour last?

scrabblpeis a nice game and it do not tack that long to play scrabble it is a short game to play and i would love to play more of scrabble
Adult Written bydenaja March 24, 2009
 

GOOD GAME

IT WAS SO GOOD PLAYING THIS GAME THAT I'M ABOUT TO PLAY IT AGAIN.

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