The object of the game is to compete for the highest score by forming interlocking words in crossword fashion on the Scrabble board using tiles displaying letters with various score values. Higher scores can be obtained by using the tiles in locations and combinations that make the most use of the letter values and premium squares(eg: triple-letter score, double-word score etc) on the board.
The manufacturers recommend that it is suitable for people age 10 years of age upwards which is more or less accurate but slightly younger children could play, especially if there is some measure of supervision.
The contents have all been designed to enhance their look and to increase their function. The large board, 38 cm square, has a rotating base allowing it be turned easily during play, a polished wooden frame, and an embossed playing surface with a raised grid to keep the tiles in place. There are 100 wooden tiles of various values, and 4 storage racks on which players arrange their tiles, and a velvet bag stores and holds the tiles. Also included is an excellent booklet explaining in a straightforward and clear manner all aspects of the game.
"Every word counts when you're playing this deluxe version of the world's most popular word game."--Susan Naylor