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You might be wondering what Scrabble Flash Cubes are – we did wonder ourselves! They are NOT a handheld gaming version of the Scrabble board game or a flash game version of Scrabble.
Scrabble Flash cubes is an electronic version of the bestselling Scrabble board game and has 3 different games you can play. In the US and Canada it is known as Scrabble Flash Cubes but outside of these countries, this game is known as BOGGLE Flash.
It is ideal if you are travelling as it is a compact size, very portable and 2 of the 3 games it contains are ideal for playing SOLO – therefore, if you are travelling alone, you can happily wile away the hours by yourself playing this game.
In a word: Scrabble Flash Cubes will give you your Scrabble fix if you are short on time or have nobody to play with. In addition, you can play this anywhere, there are only 5 tiles and it comes in a lightweight storage box. If you love games and puzzles, this one is a great game for sure.
You can still play with other players, as 1 of the 3 games is ideal for playing against partners.
This compact travel-sized Scrabble is the winner of the Oppenheim Platinum Award.
It is perfect for children aged 8 years and above.
Play 3 Types of Games with Scrabble Flash
You can play any one of three types of games with this version of Scrabble:
This is the Flash option and in here players have to make as many words as they can from the same five letters in 75 seconds
This is the Five Letter Flash game and here a player has to find a 5-leter word and then receives 5 new letters and has to spell as many words as possible in the given time frame of 75 seconds
This is the Pass Flash option where players pass the tiles around to each other, rather like pass-the-parcel.
Each player has to make a 5-letter word within the time limit. Once a player has made their word, they pass the tiles to the next player, who now gets five new letters.
If a player does not spell a word within the given time frame then they are automatically eliminated from the game and everyone carries on playing until only the winner remains.
As you can see, for a small game that is compact and portable, it has lots of different games that can be played and enjoyed solo or with friends.
What Are SmartLink Tiles?
The SmartLink tiles are what you get with the Scrabble Flash Cubes version. Therefore, you won’t have the usual number of Scrabble tiles to contend with and potentially lose, especially if you are playing this whilst travelling.
The SmartLink tiles are electronic Scrabble tiles (and you only get 5 of these with your Scrabble Flash Cards game) that are linked to each other using SmartLink technology. Each SmartLink letter has a black and white LCD display that shows one single letter of the alphabet.
What this means is when you play and you line the tiles up in order to create a word, the word is confirmed with lights and sound. These tiles also keep track of the timing and the score.
Scrabble Flash uses 2032 button batteries and you get the first set of batteries already included with your purchase, which means you can get started and start playing Scrabble Flash straightaway.