Q. Is there a Te Reo Maori version of Scrabble?

A.  Ae, there is a Maori language version of Scrabble, called Scramble. I made this prototype in 2013.  Te wiki o Te Reo Maori – tumeke!

The Maori language Scrabble game
The Maori language Scrabble game

The board has a wharenui design and there are NG and WH tiles.

Any Mana group wishing to make up sets to sell for fundraising purposes should indicate in the comments and I can send instructions and pdf.  Kia ora.

The Maori language Scrabble game
The Maori language Scrabble game
  • Joe Trinder

    awesome article Tim

  • paurotahi

    Kia ora Tim, I would be happy to make up some games to help with fundraising. I am the president of Te Waka o Nga Wairua – Canoe of Souls Unitarian Church. Our team would also be happy to make up some games for fundraising for Mana. Could you please e-mail the details to paurotahi@gmail.com
    Ka kite ano, Pauro.

  • Ora Pihema

    just wondering about macrons? how do you include these into kupu? does your ‘scramble’ game have them? Also the board isn`t completely in te reo

  • Roz Thompson-Van Eeden

    Are there sets for sale, or can the PDF and instructions be bought and emailed?