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There are many great word board games out there and if all of you Scrabble lovers are looking for something a little different than here are some fun options!

Bananagrams is a fun choice for adults and kids. This is one of those great traveling word board games because it does not require you to have a board. There are letter tiles that are kept nice and neat inside a banana zip lock case. You then draw out tiles and create a crossword of your own using the letters in your hand. Whoever uses up their letters first yells "PEEL" and everyone takes another tile from the banana. This continues until there are no tiles left. Whoever runs out and shouts "BANANAS" first wins!

If you're feeling more outgoing and want a fast paced game, then try Blurt! Similar to its title, players are given a clue phrase and try to blurt the correct answer out first. A clue phrase would be something like: "A flat moving part that sticks out from the body of a fish" and players try to guess the answer, which is "Fin". It can be quite funny what your friends will yell out in the heat of the moment! Whoever can blurt it out the best and move around the board first wins.

Funglish is another word board game that has everyone shouting out answers and uses clues, except that one player uses only tiles with descriptive words to try and get you to guess the right answer. No talking or acting is allowed. If the word is "Bunny" you could grab out the clue tiles that say, "Soft", "Furry", "Jumps", "Small"..etc. until someone gets it right! There are 120 descriptive word tiles to choose from. Each turn is on a timer so you try and get them to guess as quick as you can so you can move on to another word. This makes it a little harder for younger kids, so play this with your tweens, teens and adults. You also need a nice sized table or play area to keep all the tiles on.

And of course you can try out one of the classic word board games like Boggle. Boggle is simple and fun. You have 16 lettered dice that are mixed up and made into a square inside a case. Once they are mixed up, you see how many words you can make out of the letters that are touching. Everyone writes as many as they can before the time is up. Words have to be at least 3 letters long but the longer the better. Always a challenge since the dice changes each time you play. There is even Boggle Jr. for the younger crowd.

I always love word board games because they really get you to think! So if your ready to get your mind working while having a fun time, try one of the exciting word board games above, or try them all!  Or if you are looking for some other board game ideas you may want to look at some on the Top 10 Board Games list. By either playing word board games or not; I hope you will have many enjoyable game nights with friends!

 


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