Thursday, November 22, 2012

Scrabble Catch Phrase


Publisher: Hasbro
Players: 4+
Ages: 12+

Scrabble Catch Phrase Rules: http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/electronic-toys-scrabble-electronic-catchphrase-game
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This morning I woke up...

- famished like smokey
- starving like panda
- empty stomached like Yogi

"Hungry as a bear!"

That is a perfect example of how Scrabble Catch Phrase should be played. When it is your turn, you look at the screen and your task is to get your team to guess the catch phrase by acting it out or giving clues - without using any of the original catch phrase.

Here is an example of how Scrabble Catch Phrase is actually played in the One Zillion Games family:

OK... I got this... this is, ummmm... this is when you are really hungry - Oh crud I said "hungry"!

I may be exaggerating a bit, it didn't always go like that, but there is a sense of impending doom when you play this game. It is not just that you are timed, it is that the timer clicks as you try to complete your task. The closer you are to the buzzer, the faster the clicks get! It adds a bit of chaos to your rational thinking about how to say "Substitute Teacher" without saying "Sub", "Substitute", or "Teacher".

This is a fun party game. I have played it with the recommended 12+ only and I have also played it with a mix of ages.

The 12+ recommendation is in place due to the words and phrases themselves. Getting someone to guess "Churchill Downs" takes A LOT more steps ("Church", "Hill", "Down") when the other person has no idea what the Kentucky Derby is. This is also the case when your partner is not up to date on pop culture - I had to say baby goose to lead her towards Ryan Gosling.

We were able to create some house rules in order to include my 11 year old daughter.  She was allowed to skip words as many times as needed to in order to find a word or catch phrase she knew.

We really enjoyed this game. It was quick and full of energy.

One Zillion Games was provided with a review copy of Scrabble Catch Phrase. The fact that a sample copy was provided, in no way influences our opinion of the game.
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