Paul Lamond - Super Scrabble
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- A more challenging and rewarding way to play Scrabble
- Double the number of tiles in a unique distribution specially calculated for Super Scrabble, quadruple word scoring spaces and a giant size board
- Nearly twice the number of spaces (441) as a regular board (225)
- You can make more words and longer words than ever before
- Contains 200 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks and a cotton letter bag
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Super Scrabble is a more challenging and rewarding way to play Scrabble, with double the number of tiles. The letters are provided in a unique distribution specially calculated for Super Scrabble. The giant size board has nearly twice the number of spaces (441) as a regular board (225) and even has quadruple word scoring spaces. As a result, you can make more words and longer words than ever before. Contains 200 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks and a cotton letter bag.
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If you've played regular SCRABBLE before then you really have little need to read the instructions, as they are much the same, although some popular misunderstandings that have confused some players have been pointed out in the new instruction booklet. The tiles are wooden, as are the letter-racks, although I would have preferred it if the letter racks weren't curved in the bit upon which the tiles sit, and if the lip that holds them up were bigger; as they currently are it is quite easy to knock them off accidentally. I would also have preferred it if it was a board that only folded in half, like in previous SCRABBLE games, as this version folds into four and has a split on one half to enable you to do this, meaning that you cannot simply halve the board and tip the tiles into the bag when you have finished playing. Also, the game is a little bit on the expensive side, especially as they don't even provide you with a score pad and/or pencils.
However, the game is probably even more fun to play now, and if you liked SCRABBLE then there's no reason why you shouldn't like SUPER SCRABBLE. In fact, if you enjoy it but tend to get really low scores compared to everyone else then you might even feel that you stand a better chance due to the increased number of tiles (I have witnessed such occurrences in actual matches using SUPER SCRABBLE).
I was disappointed by the quality of the set, others have mentioned the folding board and not quite square letters, but it has already paid for itself in hours of entertainment. If we lose any tiles we will simply replace them from an old Original game.
As for scoring we use the travel scrabble to keep score although with just two playing we often both go past the 799 maximum.
I concur with Mr. Whitaker's views on the irritating design faults: the untippable board is a beast to clear of 200 tiles by hand. We just substituted the ugly plastic racks from previous sets to deal with the problem of tiles dropping off the ledges. I also feel that with a fairly expensive set of this number of pieces, the mislaying of one or two tiles down the years is inevitable: surely a handful of additional blanks could have been provided to replace such losses.
Several designs of scoresheets can be downloaded from the Association of British Scrabble Players' website [...] The website listed on the Super Scrabble box barely supports the game at all and the bland blue single score sheet with instructions to photocopy is hardly useful. Another scoring solution is to open an Excel spreadsheet on a nearby computer and save the weary business of adding up those huge scores.
I enjoyed the retro, slightly uneven wooden tiles, though friends have pointed out that familiarity with their characteristics may lead to cheating!
All in all, a great addition to the world of non-battery powered traditional board games.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Far superior to the original game. Far more interesting and entertaining. Would be great on a turntable. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2014 by Daisyanne
The board needs a turntable because the letters fall about when moving the board to the next player and you need a good sized table.Published on 7 April 2013 by JanU
I ordered this as a birthday present for a real Scrabble addict. You can imagine my and their disappointment when we opened the Amazon package and the box was not the one we... Read morePublished on 20 April 2012 by Anika Oehme
Super Scrabble makes basic Scrabble seem tame by comparison. A much longer game,double the amount of tiles gives one more flexibility and the increase in bonus squares produces... Read morePublished on 10 Aug. 2011 by stanEM
If you like Scrabble, you'll really like this! But you need to set aside plenty of time. good quality tiles and tile trays.Published on 18 Jan. 2011 by Mr Keith G Rowland
If you enjoy Scrabble you will certainly like Super Scrabble. It takes longer to play each game and you can make a much wider range of words. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2011 by Angela
We enjoy normal scrabble so this is a good variation but it does take a long time to play. Partly because there are so many more places to go and you don't automatically know... Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2010 by Moani30