My husband and I are very competitive, especially with each other. We like to one up each other in just about everything, all in good fun – of course! Competition keeps us on our toes and brings about laughter (and sometimes a few arguments – ha!). Obviously, we love games and our favorite are word/spelling games. The hubs is usually the victor but when it comes to words, I can give him a run for his money. XOOM CUBES Word Race Games is perfect for us.
When I was asked to review XOOM CUBES, I knew immediately I wanted to host a game night, combining my love of entertaining with some friendly, competitive fun.
I invited my dear friend, Jasmine, and her family over to play. I put together a taco bar, allowed for some time to eat and chat and then the real fun began.
This game is awesome! We had four adults and a teenage boy playing and the laughter was continuous throughout the night.
The concept of the game is easy to understand and there are a few different ways to play. Basically, each player chooses their own color of lettered dice, which they roll and try to quickly spell words within a chosen criteria (i.e. four letter words, word that begins with an “R”, etc.) with them. A flag is placed in the center of the players and the first person to spell a word grabs the flag for the game point.
We played a few rounds that way and then tried a “potluck” round where we all placed our dice in the center and gathered around trying to spell as many words as possible. The competition got a little psychical as we all jockeyed for position, trying to grab the most letters and spell the most words. The scene must have looked hilarious and our neighbors must have wondered what the commotion was with all the hoots, hollers and laughter. Good times.
You can play the game with a minimum of two players but it’s most fun played with a group. Each game set comes with four different colors of dice, meaning four players per game set. There are two different color sets available (Set A & Set B). If you buy one of each, you will have eight different color sets of dice, allowing up to eight players. That would be maximum fun!
With the holidays coming up, this is a perfect gift for a family, a teenager or anyone who enjoys games. Or bring XOOM CUBES with you to a Christmas party, it’s entertainment and a hostess gift all in one.
I do have to say that although the package says the game is good for ages 6 +, we did try to play with a 6 year-old and an 8 year-old and the game was a little too advanced for them; their vocabulary range and spelling ability just isn’t there yet. They tired quickly of the adult antics and went about coloring and making forts while we carried on playing. If it was a group of only younger children playing than I think they would enjoy it.
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I was given two sets of XOOM CUBES to facilitate my review and was not financially compensated to write this post. All opinions and photos within this post are entirely my own.