Thursday, 28 November 2019

Sproutword Word Strategy Game Giveaway

We were sent a copy of Sproutword last month for review and I am delighted to say that the creators have offered one of my readers a copy as a Christmas Present.

Suitable for 2-4 players, Sproutword is a letter tile game which is entirely plastic-free and utterly beautiful. The tiles are a joy to play with, and the gameplay is so much more than 'make a word'. In this game you can use everyone else's letters and change words, and winning is all about having control of the longest word in play - the Sproutword.


Sproutword is a brand new game and doesn't yet have an official age recommendation, but as long as you are a fairly confident reader then you'll be able to join in, and with luck can even win. You'll have a more fierce and competitive game with players aged around 10+.

Sproutword cloth bags packed neatly into box with instructions

Inside the box are 4 cloth drawstring bags containing the wooden letter tiles (made from sustainable wood in Devon and Dorset). Each player chooses a colour, takes out a number of tiles and places them face up on the table before play begins.

Sproutword Plastic Free tile game wooden pieces cloth bags

Players take turns and you can create a new word, extend a word (let to letting etc.) or change a word by swapping letters. What makes it really different is that you can use any letter tiles from the table that aren't already part of words - including the other player's tiles.

beautiful letter tiles made from wood and painted 4 colours

There are so many options that you always have a move available, and usually there are several. The aim of the game is to have control of the longest word in play, the Sproutword, by having more of your letters in it than anyone else does. Because the longest word can change at any time, the winner isn't decided until the final move.

Sproutword gameplay with connected words of various colours

Sproutword is more like Chess than Scrabble and you can see my full Sproutword game review here. It's brilliant for strengthening logic, problem-solving, spelling and reading skills in younger players and great exercise for your brain. You have to think fast when deciding between a number of possible moves. You can have a relaxing game, but you can also really take this one seriously and satisfy those with a competitive nature.

Sproutword is available to buy now priced £21.99 direct from the manufacturers. For more information and to buy, see the Sproutword website.

The people behind Sproutword have offered a copy as a Christmas Present for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. No entries are mandatory, but each extra task earns extra entries into the random draw. Your personal information will ONLY be used to administrate this giveaway. You can find a link to help with Gleam forms and see my other UK Giveaways here.

Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight MONDAY 9th December for Christmas delivery.

Sproutword Strategy Word Game Giveaway




We were sent our copy of Sproutword for review.

50 comments:

  1. Start shopping early! I start in September and have it all bought and wrapped by Nov 30th so I can enjoy December and know I only need to buy the extra food and drink!

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  2. Preparing in advance means a relaxing day. Many cook books given you suggestions of foods that can be prepare and frozen before the big day. Then all vegetables prepared on christmas eve! Oh and dont forget to defrost your turkey BEFORE Christmas day if it is frozen

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  3. Try the STOP Method. This mindfulness technique to combat stress is a mental time-out.

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  4. Prepare before, i normally do the veg etc the day before, i make the table up and just have everything ready, so all i have to do it turn on the plates and cook

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  5. My tip for men would be find a woman who loves xmas & kids. I have no idea how my wonderful wife manages to cope with everything she does, throughout the year, but especially at Christmas.

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  6. Plan ahead and do as much in advance as you can - I've already done the bulk of the Christmas cooking, it's all in the freezer. Presents are bought throughout the year, when I see the perfect thing for somebody.

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  7. We have Christmas dinner out the weekend before Christmas, then just have a takeaway on Christmas Eve and buffet on Christmas day & Boxing Day. That way there's not hours spent away from the kids by being in the kitchen, and there's no pressure on the kids to sit and eat a big meal when all they want to do is play with their new toys!

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  8. To delegate jobs to other people who are sharing Christmas with you.

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  9. try to get a little bit each month from the middle of the year x

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  10. My tip is to plan as much in advance as you can especially when it comes to cooking ect

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  11. Try and get some presents in the January sale for the following Christmas!

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  12. Margaret Clarkson
    Prepare in advance and keep things simple. If you don't like cooking, then buy ready made made foods.

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  13. Start early, I start in September

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  14. try not to work to strict times because they always add stress and are rarely met

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  15. Preparation is the best

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  16. I try to get my shopping done before December so I can relax and enjoy the celebrations with my children

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  17. Start Christmas shopping early and try not to worry about it

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  18. Whenever you see something that would be a good present, buy it, don't wait until Christmas, and insist on help in the kitchen, it's your Christmas Day too!

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  19. I make sure I have a list in my amazon 'save for later' section, and then I know what I need to buy, the prices, and who it's for, and then I get the presents when and as I can afford them xx

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  20. Find someone to make your Christmas dinner :)

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  21. Do what you can - saying NO really helps !!!

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  22. We visit family these days, far less hassle!

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  23. Choose a couple of quiet days over the festive period and block them out in your diary so you have some protected downtime :)

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  24. Get everybody to pitch in (kids included) can all have little jobs. This means it's not left to one person but also creates connections as everyone is chatting whilst they are cooking etc.

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  25. Lists, lists and more lists keep me and mine relatively stress free at Christmas (and during the rest of the year too)

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  26. I try not to over commit myself over the holiday period

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  27. Share the tasks between family members. Negotiate, as some may like particular tasks, be skilled or just find them easier than other family members do. Use lists. Encourage fairness and cooperation in all interactions within the family when preparing for Christmas.

    Rachel Craig

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  28. Prepare as much as possible in advance and write lists for everything

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  29. Share the load. Each family member having a task to complete. Encourage cooperation and cohesiveness between family members in common aim / goal to have a Happy / Merry Christmas.

    Rachel Craig

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  30. Buy Christmas gifts throughout the year. This helps with the finances too. I also buy a few bits of the Christmas food, such as tinned biscuits from October onwards...although you have to hide them away or they will get eaten before Christmas!

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  31. Our daughter does not like Christmas dinner so we have ours Christmas Eve - she can then eat all the rubbish from her stocking Christmas Day. The one day a year she gets off fruit and veg and everyone is happy!!

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  32. I always plan ahead. I book my food delivery slot way in advance and plan my food. I also start Christmas shopping around September.

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  33. Writing lists, planning and doing as much in advance as possible

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  34. I love to get the veggies all prepared on Christmas eve

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  35. get things done slowly, very early on in the year. buy in sales. start planning September. Start wrapping November. Then all that's left is the Dinner plan and last minute things like the odd last minute guest or neighbour calling in.

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  36. Plan ahead and try to prepare or do what you can in advance rather than last minute!

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  37. Start buying food in the autumn and put it aside for Christmas. If you have a freezer, start preparing and freezing food then, too.
    Register for voucher codes and money back sites before shopping.

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  38. Do your Christmas shop early as possible as you will be less stress and leave you to do other thing like buy at Christmas time.

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  39. i plan ahead so that when it gets nearer the time i have nothing to do

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  40. Start early and share jobs to do so it doesn't become stressful

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  41. Go to someone else's house to eat Christmas dinner so you dont have to cook and then go to someone else on Boxing Day for the same reason lol

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  42. Write a list of things to do and tick off so not leaving until the last minute

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  43. Book all Christmas events as soon as they come out and make sure all presents are bought before December to reduce the financial burden and stress

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  44. Make and freeze as much as you can before the holidays strait less stressful on the day

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  45. Don't worry too much, especially about dinner. It doesn't all need to be perfect.

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  46. Get your timings for Christmas meal organised. Decide when you want to eat and work backwards. Lay table and prep vegetables the day before. Decide who is doing what - share out the tasks in advance so everyone knows how they are helping.

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  47. Going to family so you don't have to host!

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  48. Shop online to save the hustle and bustle and stress of shopping.

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