Tinderbox Games Scrabble Nostalgia
- Retro version
- A delight to play and display
- Vintage styled gameboard and graphics
- 2-4 players
- Ages 10+
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Evoking the era when Scrabble was first introduced to the UK, this special Nostalgia Edition of the world's favourite word game is a delight both to play and display.
With chunky wooden tiles and a vintage styled gameboard, this retro version will take pride of place at home - a perfect companion for a family game night!
This smart wooden box with its sliding lid and vintage inspired graphics stores all the tiles,racks, bag and board for safe keeping.
Wooden box with sliding lid
Folding gameboard with vintage 1950's graphics
Printed wooden tiles
Rules (printed on underside of box lid)
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Top Customer Reviews
The letter racks are wood, as are the tiles - although I wasn't sure about the font used; it seemed a bit modern for a 'Nostalgia' set, but then I've never seen an original 1940's or 1950's set anyway! The board design definately evokes a older style, and is clean and clear in presentation.
The only gripe I have is that the inside of the box uses a plastic mold to hold the contents (Similar to 'Risk'), and I found this a bit fiddly to get everything back in the box each time (I took a craft knife to remove part of the lipping that held the racks). If the game had wooden partitions - as the 'Monopoly' and 'Cluedo' ones do - this would have been better. The tiles are held in a drawstring fabric bag so wouldn't spill out all over the place anyway.
All in all, I'm pleased with this purchase, and (hopefully) look forward to more Nostalgia editions being produced.
The tiles were all different shapes and sizes (some square, some rectangular, some bigger than others) and didn't fit the board, the board itself was warped and wouldn't lie flat (so even if you were fine dealing with the misshapen tiles, they wouldn't stay in place anyway). The box was badly finished - the slide in lid didn't even fit the box - it was too small. Also as others have commented, there was plastic storage inside of the box which I didn't anticipate would bother would me, but with all of the other problems it just felt tacky.
TLDR: Don't bother buying this game if you actually want to be able to use it functionally.
My set may be a knockoff I suppose. It's that bad. I had a quick look at the pieces inside and they look okay, but I didn't unwrap anything because I'm planning to return this one as defective.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very nice wooden vintage set complete with all the rules under the cover so no more squabbling. The only issue might be that the tiles slide around a bit on the board.Published 7 months ago by Juliet Baur
Really very nice. Far better than the cardborad alternative and not much more in price.Published 8 months ago by dicon rigby
nice box but the board inside is rather flimsy and it spilts so the board is not always even.Published 10 months ago by Bellie