I was provided a Scrabble Board Game to facilitate this post. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
The 2014 National School SCRABBLE Tournament Is April 26th and 27th, and the 1st prize winner will walk away with $10,000!
Since 1992 Hasbro has worked with teachers and the National SCRABBLE Association to bring this popular game to schools through the National School SCRABBLE Program. Since then, more than a half million kids have SCRABBLE in over 20,000 classrooms nationwide.
This program offers teachers a specially-priced School SCRABBLE Kit at a cost of $95. It includes 6 specially designed wooden SCRABBLE boards, 12 racks, 6 sets of tiles and 6 tile bags plus the most current word source, The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition.
In addition, National School SCRABBLE Program has a tournament for grades 4-8. Teams from the USA and Canada are invited to participate in the multi-day event that includes 8 rounds of competition and fun on-site events. For more information about the tournament visit schoolscrabble.us.
Thanks to Hasbro, my family also got an opportunity to enjoy the game. We were sent our very own Scrabble to play, and facilitate some fun quality time together.
This was actually the first time my kids had been exposed to this game, and my hubby admitted that he had never played before.
I have been a fan of Scrabble for years and like how it requires strategy, is challenging, and educational all at the same time. I was happy to introduce this classic to my bunch.
We split up into 2 teams, Team M for Mom and Team D for Dad. I then gave everyone a tutorial on how to play, and we went right to it.
It did not take too long for my husband to catch on, and he was racking up the points. My daughter isn’t quite spelling yet, but that didn’t stop her from trying and cheering on Team D.
However, my son and I were sitting with a Q and X in our row of 7 and we ended up pulling in some large points. In the end Team M won, and my son now has another game that he likes to play.
I look forward to playing again and trying out the Power Tiles, they look fun.
Do you have a Family Game Night? What is your family’s favorite board game to play?
Scrabble is intended for Ages 8 and up and is for 2-4 players. It retails for around $14.99 and can be found at stores nationwide.
To learn more about this Hasbro game and the National School Scrabble Program visit hasbro.com/scrabble.