Playing board games with the family is about as Kiwi as it gets so to celebrate The Warehouse Toy Month happening 27th June – 21st July, we gave one of our resident Junior Toy Analysts the task of reviewing the Kiwi Scrabble board game.
Meet Emma, our Junior Toy Analyst
Age: 11 years old
Favourite colour: Rose Gold
Favourite food: Hot chips and chocolate
Favourite toy: Anything LOL
Emma is a 11-year old intrepid traveler who loves having adventures with her family and making up fun games to play with her friends. Her favourite toys are LOL’s and she loves giving forever homes to the FurReal Friends range. She enjoys using her imagination to play with miniature toys and has a big heart for animals of the real and toy variety.
A bit about the game
Kiwi Scrabble™ board game is just like the classic brain-teasing word game, but features a twist designed especially for the Kiwis. Using the slang one can only learn by being a proud New Zealander.
Just like classic Scrabble™, players earn points by forming interlocking words, cross-word fashion, using letter tiles with various score values. In a fun twist, the specially designed Kiwi Scrabble™ game board features “YEAH NAH” spaces — if a player forms a word crossing one or more of these, they’ll get to draw a “YEAH NAH” card that offers an advantage over their opponents.
Also included is a Kiwi Word List, displaying heaps of Kiwi-specific slang and definitions to help you get creative with your word play. Play any word on this list to earn extra points that could help you win the game! Includes game board, 100 letter tiles, 36 cards, 4 racks, cotton tile pouch (Which is Black only for the Kiwis), word list and rule book. This fun family game is great for 2 to 4 players, 10 years old and up.
Emma’s parents have continued a tradition that they had growing up which is Sunday is for family time. In Emma’s home, that means going for walks, checking out local events and creating memories through play. Somewhat champions when it comes to board games, Emma, her brother Caleb and her parents have a a few go-to family favourites and after testing out Kiwi Scrabble, they’ve added it into their rotation of must-play games.
How did Kiwi Scrabble fair?
Simply put, it was a massive hit! A fun twist on your classic game, you can earn massive points on some of your favourite Kiwi slang words such as ‘sweet as’, ‘cuzzy’, ‘chur’ and more! The handy book of slang words added a few extra laughs to their game night and as the competition turned up, Emma’s mum reports that everyone was in good spirits and having a blast!
Emma’s rating: 5 stars
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