It's Scrabble, but for the DS..still great game!
I just got this game yesterday (May 19, 2010) and love it. One of my all time favorite board games brought to a portable gaming platform. For some strange reason it only came out last year and has been discontinued from almost all retail stores. So I was lucky enough to find myself a used copy at my local Game Stop. This is very hard to find, and when you do find it, grab it, it won't last long. The colors on the board are a little different then I remember of the orginal game, but with that being said, it still plays identical to the original game. If you tap the board twice you sill see stuff that will help in determining what each color means such as TW for Triple Word Score, or DL for Double Letter, etc. I have not played the SLAM game yet, but am looking forward to some of that this upcoming weekend. The best thing about owning this cartridge versus buying the seperate SCRABBLE CLASSIC and SCRABBLE SLAM on the DSiWare service is, the cartridge allows for up to 4 players to play off one cartridge. Nintendo did this right with a lot of cartridges including this one! I don't think multiple people in the same area should have to buy multiple versions to play together. A great savings on money, and get's an A+ from me! You can use this game for Right or Left handed play, which is another plus for me, since I am left handed. Great game, many many hours of enjoyment will be had from it. I say BUY IT!
Scrabble for the DS
A great game to play that can provide hours of enjoyment with multiple skill levels. Game has a great dictionary that is included and can be included as selectable or you can have it not selectable within the game. Game provides for multiple player or you can simply play against the DS. Tap on the board to make it bigger so you can see the board better or double tap on the board to make it its original size. All around great game. The game as you play it has a background music that plays and it not music that will drive you insane as you play and listen like some others i have played in the past. Another feature to the game is that you can set it for left or right handed player and i think that was a nice touch (feature). I would recommend this game to my friends and family even my 60+ year old mom liked it.
Looking forward to this
I am looking forward to this game and it seems well suited for this platform. for those who enjoy this type of game, you chould also try WordJong, which is some-what like Scrabble and Mah Jong put together in a way that's enjoyable. It also incorporates online battles that make sense and fun, not these faux online games that are only time wasters. I will get this one. I'm pulling for online wifi mode also though.
This is wonderful scrabble game for the ds
Well it's about time this game is played all the time and the ds is not just for kids. I and my husband and friends are really looking forward to getting out hands on this game as soon as I heard that ds is getting the scrabble game I called about 10 friends. So I can tell you this is going to be a really hot game for all ages you just wait and see I'm going to pre-order it now and I just might be getting about six of them for gifts to have on hand. Lots of Grandparents will be getting this game for grandkids because it's a learning game and we want our kids to learn. So thanks great game can't wait.