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Educational Insights Surfside Scramble

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Surf's up! Race to slide and swap your letter flip-flops, lining them up to make as many words as you can. Go big - make the longest word or finish first for extra points; paddle in last and it's wipe-out city! Grades 3+/Ages 8 to Adult. SMALL PARTS [1]. Not for under 3 yrs.

The nitty-gritty:
4 Game boards
60 Double-sided, flip-flop letter tiles
Letter storage bag
Score pad
2-Minute timer
Guide

How to Play:
1. Each player takes a board and 15 random flip-flop letters.
2. Flip the timer - players race to line up as many connected words on their boards as they can. Each word must begin and end with a letter in the flip-flop lineup and use all of the letters in between, in order.
3. When time's up, players count the number of words on their boards, winning extra points for using all of their letters, building the longest word, and building the most words.
4. The player with the most points after 5 rounds is the Big Kahuna and wins the game!

Additional Info

468727

FC630EA6

086002028709

2870

0.6 pounds

8.0 x 4.4 x 2.1

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Surfside Scramble
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging (5)
  • Interactive (5)
  • Educational (4)
  • Lots of fun (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Older children (4)
  • Entertainment (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Working parent (5)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

A Hit with Word Gamers

By Amelia the Planner

from Greenville, SC

About Me Event Game Director, Grandparent, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

Pros

  • Addicting
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor

    Comments about Educational Insights Surfside Scramble:

    A word game with a twist. Promotes thinking skills and showcases someone with the ability to plan ahead. When you form a word, you have to think about what other word/words you can make that begin with a letter/letters of the previous word. For example, if your first word is CAT you could add TIC to make ATTIC and your word worm would look like CATTIC. Next, add ON to make ICON and now it looks like CATTICON. Add TO to make ONTO, and so on. Having a letter on each side of the flip flop makes it easier to make your words. You can earn points for making the longest word and the most words. We pile the flip flops in the middle of the playing surface for easy drawing. At the end of a round, we give extra points when a player finds a word inside someone elses word worm that was not said aloud by that player. A favorite among word gamers young and old at the events I have planned and directed.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Family Game!

    By Amy

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Working Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Older Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Surfside Scramble:

      My family loves this game! It's fast-paced, a bit frantic, and totally challenges the intellect. Kids can go for smaller, easier words - adults can try for more complex words - and with bonus points for things like finishing first, it kind of evens out. Fun for everyone - and educational, too. Love it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Make Spelling fun

      By Heather the resource teacher

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Older Children
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Surfside Scramble:

        I bought this game to play with my own kids and as a rainy day game in my classroom at school. My kids 10,12,and 15. They loved it. I've also played it with younger kids who caught on quickly to the game play.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Build Vocabulary

        By Mr. Greene the Teacher

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Working Parent

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Surfside Scramble:

          I am an elementary school teacher. I played this game with my 10-year-old son first and he became frustrated that words had to begin with the last letter of previous words, at first. Once he got the hang of it, he had more fun but he said it just made him want to play Scrabble. When I let my 6th graders play, they were confused and frustrated with the game as well. I sat down with them and we played together and then the fun began. They were able to see what I was doing and they caught on rather quickly. Without prompting, they also said that it was like Scrabble but less fun. My students felt that it was a game that was "trying too hard to be educational." I love the concept of the game so I played with a group of other teachers. We had a blast! No one was confused and we were able to have fun with our words and we became very competitive, very quickly. It is a fun and compact game that I would take with me to parties, but the downside to using it in the classroom is that I would need to be actively playing the game with the students in order for it to be utilized.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Fun Game for Adults!

          By Mr. Greene the Teacher

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Education Oriented, Teacher, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Builds Vocabulary
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Difficult For Kids

          Best Uses

          • Indoor
          • Older Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Surfside Scramble:

          I am an elementary school teacher. I received this game from a former colleague of mine who is now at Educational Insights. I played this game with my 10-year-old son first and he became frustrated that words had to begin with the last letter of previous words, at first. Once he got the hang of it, he had more fun but he said it just made him want to play Scrabble. When I let my 6th graders play, they were confused and frustrated with the game as well. I sat down with them and we played together and then the fun began. They were able to see what I was doing and they caught on rather quickly. Without prompting, they also said that it was like Scrabble but less fun. My students felt that it was a game that was "trying too hard to be educational." I love the concept of the game so I played with a group of other teachers. We had a blast! No one was confused and we were able to have fun with our words and we became very competitive, very quickly. It is a fun and compact game that I would take with me to parties, but the downside to using it in the classroom is that I would need to be actively playing the game with the students in order for it to be utilized.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Very exciting game

          By Mimi

          from Apollo Beach, Fl

          Pros

          • You Need To Get This Game

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Educational Insights Surfside Scramble:

              Playing games with grandkids

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              • No

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