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Jabuka is a Fast Word Game with an Exciting Twist

Chris Cormier
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Jabuka Tabletop Game Review
by Chris Cormier

There are so many good word games on the market so it's surprising that none of them up till now do what Jabuka does.

Jabuka is a race to spell as many words as you can using tiles in the middle of the table - but the twist is that many of the letters can be turned upside down or rotated to be used in a different way (so a "W" tile can become the letter "M" or an "E and a "T" tile can be rotated to become the letter "X"). There are even double letter tiles that can be flipped upside down.

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If you like games like Bananagrams you will love Jabuka and if you like Scrabble but want the game to be must quicker and involve stealing other players words then Jabuka is the choice for you.

Jabuka's components and packaging are fantastic, with wooden coffee bean-shaped tiles inside a small burlap drawstring bag



The twist is that many of the letters
can be turned upside down or rotated
to be used in a different way


Recommended for ages 8 and up but I think kids a couple of years older would enjoy it more. Jabuka plays 2-8 players (in teams) and is designed by Martin Russocki and published by Jabuka Games Inc. Find out more and how to get a copy at jabukagames.com.


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