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Scrabble, but not "Deluxe",
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Scrabble Deluxe (Toy)
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife who is a long time Scrabble fan. I wanted to give her the best Scrabble set I could find and was lured in by the descriptions of this set. Although my wife was very happy for the gift, I was quite disappointed with it.
* The wooden board is actually a wooden frame with a metal (?) playfield. Re-reading the description, I don't understand why I got the idea that the whole board would be wood, but it does not look as splendid as I had hoped. On top of it all, the nice wood is adorned with a crappy plastic "Scrabble" plate that really ruins the impression. The rotation device works well for us though.
* The letter racks are plastic. That is a downer in a "deluxe" set! Looks and feels cheap.
* The velvet bag is not really velvet! It is "velvety plastic". I would rather pay extra for real fabric than save the money on this cheap stuff. It is supposed to be Deluxe!
I really got the feeling that Mattel is manufacturing these sets for just a little bit more money but charges threefold more. I feel tricked.