Jabuka, a Twisting Letter Game
(Jabuka Games $19.95)
If you like word games you’re going to enjoy the “twist” Jabuka gives to the fun. Players use “coffee bean” shaped tiles that are a little like the ones for Scrabble, Bananagrams and such...but here’s the big difference, the letters can be turned so a “b” can become “d” or a “p” depending on how you put them down. There’s no waiting for the other player to finish a turn, everyone plays at once, taking tiles from the central pile and calling out the word they make. Watch out, the other player can add an “s” or a prefix or ending and take the word you made or even change a letter by twisting it and take that word to his word bank. Game play continues until players agree there is nothing more to spell. Winner of the round is the one with the greatest number of tiles. This is not for beginners. We suggest it’s a fun one for tweens, teens and family fun...not for dyslexics.
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2020