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Play On Words

New prose on the block: eight cubes with 1.6 million ways to rock your word.

An ingenious way to give your mind a break and get your creativity flowing, these eight wooden blocks feature an evocative word, creatively lettered on each side to encourage your poetic license. Flip them, shift them, pick-and-choose, and then build poetic phrases to express how you feel, or just play and surprise yourself with what you have to say. Includes eight wooden blocks and tray. 48 words total: 1.6 million verbal combinations possible. Made in China.

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Item ID
18868
Made from
basswood
Measurements
cubes: 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"; tray size: 11.25" L x 2.25" H
Notes
Ages 12 and up. One of the words included is "sex."

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WORDS CUBED
 
4.4

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Thought provoking (53)
  • Fun (52)
  • Entertaining (50)
  • Easy to play (42)
  • Interactive (38)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (55)
  • Family (39)
  • Children (26)
  • Anytime (15)
  • Parties (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (30), Educator (21), Midrange shopper (18), Thrifty (15), Avid gamer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (59), No (14)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (16), Self (6), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (14), Other (6), Anniversary (4), Weddings (3)

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5.0

Much nicer than expected

By 

from Los Angeles, ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Thought Provoking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about WORDS CUBED:

    I purchased this item based on description. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrive. The quality looks very nice and the blocks are bigger than I expected.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Just what he wanted

    By 

    from Bay Village, OH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Thought Provoking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about WORDS CUBED:

      This gift was for a very thoughtful teenager. He very much liked using the puzzle to come up with uplifting sayings. It's well made and will last a long time.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Unique and well-received gift!

      By 

      from St Paul, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Play
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Thought Provoking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Children
        • Family

        Comments about WORDS CUBED:

        Gave as a gift to two poets. They have both put them on their desks and enjoy them!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Nice Gift

        By 

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WORDS CUBED:

              We bought this for my 10 year old nephew, and he liked it. I think the analog father liked it more than the electronic kid, but that's not surprising.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was as promised.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Will be a great addition to our cottage

              By 

              from Wisconsin

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Thought Provoking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family

                Comments about WORDS CUBED:

                Will be fun for guests

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                I HAVE MANY WORDS

                By 

                from NEW JERSEY

                About Me Avid Scrabbler, Old Lady

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy On Old Eyes
                • Easy To Handle
                • Educational
                • Entertaining
                • Large Cubes
                • Thought Provoking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults

                  Comments about WORDS CUBED:

                  I won't know for sure until the gift is actually given and the receipient has a chance to put her talents to work.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Just right

                  By 

                  from WA

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Play
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Thought Provoking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults

                    Comments about WORDS CUBED:

                    Great stocking stuffer for 20 year olds

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Playful & pretty

                    By 

                    from Syracuse

                    About Me Educator, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Easy To Play
                    • Educational
                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Thought Provoking

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Children
                      • Family

                      Comments about WORDS CUBED:

                      This pretty set of cubes leads to desktop inspiration and creativity. This is the perfect gift for budding writers and poets. I could see putting it on a coffee table as a conversation piece as well.

                      I do wish there weren't logos on the front of the wooden stand, but on the bottom instead. I think it would look more elegant without those.

                      Still, it was a great gift.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Mother
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Mother’s Day

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Tap Into Your Inner Poet

                      By 

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Entertaining
                      • Thought Provoking

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adults

                        Comments about WORDS CUBED:

                        I use this toy to get my creative juices flowing while at work. Creators of " Cubed Words" could have given the users a better selection of words from which to choose.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Not Great

                        By 

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about WORDS CUBED:

                              The concept is cool. We both love the word magnets and I thought this would be similar.

                              The real problem with this product is the word choice and placement. It makes it very difficult to construct a sentence. There are 8 blocks total. I think it could have worked better to use two blocks for prepositions, two for nouns, two for verbs and two for random words. Since each block is a random mix, and there's only 8, you always end up with one or two leftover with no way to fit them in. Frustrating and disappointing.

                              I like the light color of the wood and the different fonts burned into them. It's a good idea that just doesn't work well.

                              It was only $15 so UG's pays s/h to return I will otherwise will probably just re-gift or never use.

                              They can't all be winners :)

                              Note: To UG's staffers. Was this a gift? is listed twice in the review section.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes, Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Wife
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Anniversary

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