What It Is
Scrabble Slam is a fast-paced card game. The game includes a deck of 55 cards with letters on each side of the cards. To play, pick out any four-letter word and place the letter cards that make up that word in the center of the table. Deal out the rest of the cards to the players. The object of the game is to be the first to get rid of your cards. The way you do that is to play a card from your hand to change one letter in the four-letter word to create a different word. (So if you start with the word "TIME", one person could play a "D" card and make the word "TIDE.") There are no turns. Everyone plays at the same time, and you must shout out your word as you play your card. Within the deck are blank cards that can be any letter. If someone plays a questionable word, yell "Time out!" and play stops until the dispute is resolved. Basic Scrabble word rules apply. The winner is the first player who is out of cards. If everyone is stuck and can't make a new word, the winner is the player who has the fewest cards. Scrabble Slam is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
We like this game for its basic simplicity and fast-paced play. It's a great family game for people of different ages to play together. Because it's just a deck of cards, you can take Scrabble Slam with you anywhere.
Who It’s For
Scrabble Slam is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The upper left corner of each card tells you what two letters are on your card, so you always know what letters you have in your hand.