Thursday, November 29, 2012

Scrabble Catch Phrase Game

B52C3C675056900B10F67A2FE67E258A Scrabble Catch Phrase Game
From Hasbro Canada

About the game

Think fast! The SCRABBLE Electronic CATCHPHRASE game challenges you to come up with words and then pass the game fast so you don’t get caught holding the bag! Give your teammates clues so they can guess the word or phrase on the game unit’s screen. But no rhyming, first letters or parts of the word, or the other team gets a point! Once your team has guessed it, pass the unit fast to the other team. When the buzzer goes off, whoever has the unit loses a point to the other side, so move fast! When your team gets to 7 points, you win!

Game unit comes with instructions.   4 or more players.  Requires 3 ""AAA"" batteries (not included).

My Thoughts

This game is perfect when you are going to parties this Christmas season.   Why not spice up the gathering by making team and having fun at the same time (No need to spice it with alcohol if you see what I mean.  Be wise and don’t drink and drive!).  This fun electronic game can easily be put in a bag or purse and taken out anytime during an evening of fun among family or friends.

Essentially the goal is to guess the word your teammate received while he/she gives clues.    You can make a physical gesture and/or give almost any verbal clue that you might think.   However, you cannot say a word that rhymes with the word to find, five the first letter of the word, or say a part of the word in the clue.  When your team have guessed the word, you pass the unit to a member of the other team and so on until the buzzer sounds.   When the bbuzzer goes on, the team that is not holding the game unit gets 1 point.     If you are caught doing something illegal, the game is stopped and the point goes to the other team.    The first team to reach 7 points win the match.

The categories are: Variety, Entertainment, Everyday Life, Fun & Games, and The World.   Let’s see some examples of words to guess.   I’ve selected the Fun & Games category and here’s some of the challenges: handstand, scuba dive, jump shot, tropical paradise, bike trail,….  You get the idea.    Without using words in the challenges, you have to get your teammates say it.    Let’s take Scuba Dive for example.  I would do the gesture of swimming, put on a mask, strapping oxygen bottle, pinching my nose and go under the water, looking everywhere, a fish face….    Hopefully they would yell Scuba Dive at some point.

I think it is a fun game that will help people to work together to find the word.    There are literally thousands of words and phrases in this game unit.  Part of me wish that the game unit would be bilingual so I can have the choice of playing either in English or in French.    I hope that one day Hasbro decides to do so.  It would be so fun to get a bilingual game unit I think.  

Scrabble Catch Phrase is the perfect game for get-together during the Christmas season.   It would also make a perfect gift to bring for a Chinese gift exchange at a party you are invited.

Scrabble Catch Phrase is available at your favourite toy store and on

Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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