My wife and I love Scrabble - and have played it since the 1960's. Our second set (1980 vintage) was showing signs of wear, (gave them to a family member) and so three years ago bought this 'original Scrabble' set.
After 3 years the tiles are totally unreadable - the printing on the tiles having worn off. (Our earlier sets had the letters painted/printed into recesses in the tile surface.) Frankly, I wonder if it is fit for purpose!
Have looked around for something like our 'original Scrabble' but even the deluxe version only seems to have a fancy board, not better tiles. Mattel & co should be ashamed of themselves.
[PS no relation to another critical review of the same surname]