Hasbro Gaming Scrabble Teen Board Game

Last updated date: June 5, 2020

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Hasbro Gaming Scrabble Teen Board Game

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Overall Take

Ideal for two to four players, this well-loved classic board game is perfect for kids, teens and adults. It comes with a convenient drawstring bag to house all of the letter tiles. It also includes 4 tile racks and a game board. In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Hasbro Gaming Hasbro Gaming Scrabble Board Game placed 3rd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Teen Board Games for a detailed review of all the top teen board games.

Expert Summarized Score
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
3,788 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Scrabble will continue being a popular choice of board game from the word game genre for many years to come yet I think, and for good reasons too. It’s well known, and keeps younger people learning. It also enables adults to show off their word skills, and may just keep the cogs oiled and turning for the older generation.
- Board Games Wizard
Scrabble has long been embraced by parents and teachers as a fun way to flex spelling and visual learning skills. Because you have to calculate your score, kids can also boost their addition skills, and you can even encourage them to do mental math for each round.
- Chicago Tribune
The game can be played with two to four players (or four teams) and lettered tiles (with varying points values) are combined to form words, crossword-style, on the game board. Although it's designed for those aged eight and up, it's the most fun when it's played among those with similar reading, spelling, and skill levels.
- My Domaine
But I do recommend it for people that like to test their language skills, children that already have a small vocabulary and even English students that need to remember the new words they’re learning and build their vocabulary.
- Board Game Reviewed
What experts didn't like
Waiting between turns can be a a little drawn out at times for some people.
- Board Games Wizard
Quality of the board and tiles could be better.
- My Domaine
Some people think Scrabble as a boring board game as it’s not as dynamic as other board games can be (for example Ticket to Ride)
- Board Game Reviewed

From The Manufacturer

Classic Scrabble game has the letter tiles and game guide for a wordy showdown Store the tiles In the drawstring bag Every letter counts in Scrabble Includes 1 game board, 100 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks, 1 drawstring letter bag and game guide Includes 1 gameboard, 100 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks, 1 drawstring letter bag and game guide Store the tiles In the drawstring bag Classic Scrabble game has the letter tiles and game guide for a wordy showdown

Overall Product Rankings

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3. Hasbro Gaming Scrabble Teen Board Game
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Teen Board Games

Board games are a great indoor activity for teens, kids and adults alike. When it’s raining outside or you’re stick indoors, board games provide entertainment, friendly competition and camaraderie. Traditionally, board games have a pre-marked surface or “board” where players move counters and pieces based on the rules of the game. However, you can also find board games that don’t include a board at all, but have cards, chips or other ways to play.

There are many different types of board games – some are about strategy, while others are more about chance. In some board games, players compete against each other, while in others they work together as a team. The goal of most board games is to accrue the most points so you can win the activity.

When you’re searching for the perfect board game to get for your teen, consider how many players the game has. If your teen has a large group of friends or you have a large family, opt for a game that accommodates many players. Keep in mind that some games are made for two or four players, and won’t work with more people than that.

Another element to keep in mind is the playing time of the game. Strategic games typically require more time than games of chance or luck, running several hours. Other games can be completed in around thirty minutes. Consider your teen’s attention span and how long you think they want to dedicate to a board game. If you pick a game that is longer than your teen will want to play, then the game will not get used very often.

DWYM Fun Fact

Board games have been around for thousands of years. While the first board games didn’t have the brightly colored artwork and intricate pieces of today’s games, they did keep their players engaged and entertained. The first known board game that includes an actual board is called the Royal Game of Ur, which was created by the Sumerians 4,500 years ago. It is a kind of race game like Backgammon, with simple rules but complex strategy.

Mehen is a board game from ancient Egypt, and is from 3,000 BC. It is played on a round board that resembles a snake or a snail shell. The playing pieces were shaped like lions and the game also used marbles to play. This game survived many dynasties as it was very popular.

The Teen Board Game Buying Guide

  • One of the most important things to look into when selecting a teen board game is the concept. Be sure to get something that engages your family and friends and is age appropriate for the people that will be playing it. Classic games like Monopoly and Scrabble appeal to players of all ages, and are familiar concepts that most people will be interested in. Games that use cards or numbers are another safe bet and appeal to wide audience. Strategic games such as Risk also have a wide audience, but may appeal to older kids, teens and adults more than younger children.
  • Many shoppers want board games to have an educational aspect to them as well. Games that focus on language help players to develop their spelling and vocabulary, while games that deal with patterns help build mathematics skills. Wherever money is involved in games is a great way to improve numeracy as well. For games that have a strategic aspect, players work on critical thinking, problem solving, communication, negotiation and teamwork skills.
  • If you want to take your game around to your friends and family’s houses, consider how portable it is. While most board games come in a convenient box that fits all the pieces, some can have dozens of pieces to keep track of.
  • Note how complex the rules of the board game are and whether your teen will able to understand and apply them on their own. Also consider the other people who will be playing the game, and whether they will be able to follow the rules if they are highly complex. If a game has an overwhelming rules list or dozens of different components, players may be put off by the complexity and not want to play the game.