For over 50 years, Scrabble has turned normal families into shouting, squealing, laughing word enthusiasts! Celebrate the fun with this Deluxe edition. Enhanced gameboard features a turntable base that easily rotates the game to each player. The raised grid keeps the letter tiles in place. Includes gameboard, 100 wood letters, 4 plastic tile racks, drawstring cloth bag, score pad and sand timer. 2-4 players. Ages 8 and up.
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397 of 405 found the following review helpful:
A cheaper version of the old Deluxe EditionAug 15, 2003
By Y. Leventhal
We have the standard Scrabble set. But when I played with an old (1980s?) Deluxe Edition Scrabble with raised grids and swivel board, I immediately ordered a Deluxe Edition for myself. But I am greatly disappointed by this new Deluxe Edition.
This item in general is of cheaper make than the older Deluxe Edition. The grids are shallow, so the tiles are not securely anchored in each slot--a major reason for my purchase. The turntable as well as the tile holders are flimsy, made of cheap plastic. (If you use the pedestal for the turntable, your board will rise about 4 to 5 inches above your table!) For [money amount], one'd think that MB would be able to maintain the quality of this classic game, if not improving upon the older version.
That being said, this version still will perform better than the standard edition. So if you want a brand new Scrabble game, this is definitely the one to get. And, if you play on the floor a lot, maybe you actually will like the high-platform game board. On the other hand, if you want a Deluxe Edition because an older set impressed you at some point, this is NOT the one.
One can get the older Deluxe Edition on eBay.
73 of 74 found the following review helpful:
Rather disappointed well below my expectationsSep 30, 2006
I purchased this game believing it was very similar if not the same as the 80's version; it is not even close... I then returned the game rather than deal with its inferior quality... I later wrote the following to the manufactures.
" I purchased a Deluxe Scrabble game and later returned it when i found the tiles tend to slide along the playing board as the grid is not raised high enough to prevent this from occuring. Additionally the board is much harder to read than the previous deluxe version as the newer editions writing seems dull when compared to the older version. Basicly the operation, look and feel of the new deluxe game seems significantly lower in quality. What year did you start producing these newer (cheaper) versions of the deluxe game? I would like to find an older one perhaps on the used market because this one is just way too cheap. Too bad product development had to change what was once a very good product. Incidently, I noticed this evening that I am not the only person who has complained in writing. The Amazon.com reviews of this game overwhelmingly portray the same story; wish i had read them before i made the purchase. Hopefully someone will recognize this at MB/Hasbro and return the game to its older form or sell the rights to another manufacturer with a greater comitment to product quality..."
83 of 86 found the following review helpful:
The adjumct parts are definitely not "deluxe"!Nov 12, 2003
Within 6 months of purchase, the letter distribution strips have become unreadable. The wood tiles are of poor quality, very rough, and the paint on the letters is almost gone on many of the tiles. We have therefore retrieved the tiles from our older "non-deluxe" edition in order to be able to play with readable tiles which feel smooth to the touch. This is extremely disappointing since we paid top dollar for the "best" that Parker Bros. offers in this game. We play in tournaments and are members of the National Scrabble Association, so we expected much better quality.
83 of 89 found the following review helpful:
The heck with chess--this is the game of kings!Jul 01, 1999
My fond memories of Scrabble go back to grade school, when I learned to play cutthroat with my grandmother. This version excells for both the rotating board, which prevents the tablecloth from wadding up around it, and for the little ridges that keep the letters in place. One word of warning: always check to be sure that the "blank" tiles really are blank on both sides! It's amazing how many times my grandmother got away with pawning off a problematic Q or Z that way. And always remember, the dictionary is your best friend.
96 of 104 found the following review helpful:
A Timeless ClassicJul 02, 1999
This is THE edition of Scrabble to own. You'll never have to replace it (just don't lose the tiles!) because it is durable and easy to use. The swivel base makes it easy for everyone to see and use. Rugged and attractive, every home should have this game.
It's educational and fun. And, by the way, I happen to be unbeatable!
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