Having fun with Screwball Scramble – review and giveaway

We’ve been having fun with Screwball Scramble here over the last few weeks.  This is a classic game available through TOMY, and although it’s designed with children in mind, I haven’t been the only adult to try their hand oat it since it’s arrived.

Having fun with Screwball Scramble

I believe the concept for this game has been around for some time, as I know we’ve played with in in play groups when my son was quite small.  Having fun with Screwball Scramble is designed really for children aged 5 years and over and can be played as a single player game, or with friends.

Having fun with Screwball Scramble

There’s minimal assembly required to set up the game, and it comes with a one minute timer to add that extra drama to the game.  It also comes with 2 ball bearings to play the game.

Having fun with Screwball Scramble

The idea of having fun with Screwball Scramble is to try and complete the course, without dropping the ball, and in the fastest time.

Having fun with Screwball Scramble

If you drop the ball you go back to the start of the course in front of the blue tilting walkway and start again, whilst leaving the timer running.

Having fun with Screwball Scramble

The game works on improving hand eye coordination skills as you navigate the eight different challenging sections of the course using the seven yellow buttons to guide the ball bearing along the way.  Sounds easy?  It’s not as easy as it looks.

You place the ball bearing in the start position in front of the tilting walkway, and set the hand on the timer and press the start button on it as the first player begins having fun with Screwball Scramble.

Having fun with Screwball ScrambleIf you can complete the course before the one minute timer runs out, press the button to stop it and record how many seconds you’ve taken.  I have to be totally honest, none of us who’ve been having fun with Screwball Scramble have been able to complete the challenge within this time, and more often than not when we’ve been playing we’ve not even set it.  It’s a fin game to play either way, and I don’t think it really takes anything away from it.  Just completing the course is challenge enough for us.

You use the yellow buttons to help manoeuvre the ball bearing through each section of the game. From crossing the tilting walkway, balancing on the crane, making it across the parallel bars and wobbling across the maze table, we all agreed that the red blind maze was the trickiest obstacle to master.  We’ve certainly been having fun with Screwball Scramble as we’ve tried to get to grips with each part of the course.  As the ball reaches the end of the course you catapult it to hit a bell and then your go is over.

Having fun with Screwball Scramble

Having fun with Screwball Scramble is great for us, as my son often plays it whilst I’m cooking dinner.  It keeps him occupied and doesn’t need someone else to play with him necessarily.  I do wish that the game came with a storage compartment for the two ball bearings, as I can see those getting lost.  But other that, this is a great little game that we’ve all enjoyed playing.  Now to beat that timer!

I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference in case you fancy playing this game for yourself.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’m pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win Screwball Scramble for themselves – complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck.

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The giveaway will close on 28th February 2018 at midnight.

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Screwball Scramble game worth £19.99

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

66 thoughts on “Having fun with Screwball Scramble – review and giveaway

  1. I would love it for my nephew, he has trouble concentrating but I think this would help keep him engaged. I have tried it before and it is harder than it looks

  2. I would love to win for my 5 year old daughter, she loves playing games together and I rather her play real games to computer/tablet ones xxx

  3. I’d like to win this for my older two granddaughters, as they are exactly the ages their Mummy and Aunt were when I bought exactly the same game for them, back in the 1980s, and we can all remember how much fun it was for children and adults alike. In fact I can remember one dinner party where all the guests spent the evening sprawled in the play corner playing with it instead of sitting chatting like real grown ups. I’m sure the grandkids would love it and love the connection to their Mummy’s own childhood.
    Jane Willis

  4. For my Granddaughter, she would love it, her father had one when he was a youngster, so the pair of them would have great fun with it

  5. I remember buying this for my children. They loved it and it would be great to see my grandchildren having fun with the same game.

  6. I remember playing it as a child. Was not quite so colourful then. Absolutely loved it.
    Would be lovely to introduce my kids to this.
    Have already got them hooked on downfall

  7. I would give this to my son because I know he would love it. I had it as a child and it was my favourite game ever, I obsessed over it!

  8. I’d share with my 3 children.. I’d love to be able to play it again one of my favourite games as a kid I’m sure they would love it too

  9. i would love this for my neices and nephews when they come to stay as i remember playing this for hours myself when i was young

  10. I would love to win for my daughter, I always wanted this as a child, so I would love to play this game with my family

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