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Scrabble Express Handheld

by Hasbro
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  • A take-everywhere version of the classic crossword game
  • Features four different Scrabble games, 9 skill levels, a searchable dictionary with more than 100,000 words, built-in scorekeeper and letter shuffler
  • Includes 3 "AAA" batteries
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  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00004TJUM
  • Item model number: TG89201
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,641 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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This electronic handheld version of Scrabble, the classic word game, will help long train commutes or plane journeys pass more quickly. With four games to choose from (two that accommodate two players) and the ability to determine the computer's intelligence, the same game isn't likely to happen twice. Bad: when you raise the computer's IQ level, it uses words like "padri" and "Varna." Good: it accepts words like "vibrio" and "bize." Sound can be turned off, and, if not in use for more than a minute, the game goes to sleep to conserve the three AA batteries (included). --Pam Lauer

Product Description

Scrabble Express Handheld.......A take-everywhere version of the classic crossword game! Features four different Scrabble games, 9 skill levels, a searchable dictionary with more than 100,000 words, built-in scorekeeper and letter shuffler! Includes 3 "AAA" batteries.

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Customer Reviews

I've found a couple of Scrabble words the computer will not accept, but most of them are there.
Richard Stacy
Scrabble, the board game, condensed to a handheld game that can be played against the computer or against an opponent and can be played anywhere at anytime.
Karlena
The length of time for the computers turn is also annoying when on its toughest setting, especially when the computer has drawn one or two blank tiles.
Neil Simonetti

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

148 of 148 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 17, 2001
The game is enjoyable. The sculpted case is a pleasure to hold. The computer's word list is vast, but disallows obscene words. New AAA batteries last for months. I'm hooked on the game, and believe I've gotten more than my money's worth. But potential buyers should know the following;
When the computer player has two blank tiles, it can take more than 40 minutes to come up with a word.
Certain racks of letters appear again and again in the same letter order. This suggests a lack of true randomness.
There seems to be a "vowel shortage" in the game. I was getting tired of seeing the one-of-a-kind letters Q, X, Z, K, and J showing up so often, so I ran two two-player games to quantify the effect. I exchanged the entire letter rack for each turn. Rare letters should have come up 5% of the time, but they appeared 14%. Vowels, including Y, should have come up 42%, but they only appeared 21%.
When exchanging an entire rack of consonants, it is annoyingly common to have Z's, Q's, etc. reappearing instantly.
All in all, Scrabble Express is a great toy to play with while traveling or listening to the radio. If the manufacturer is reading this, please include a way to access the machine's word list in future versions. A feature like that would be helpful in normal Scrabble games.
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153 of 154 people found the following review helpful By J. Cowling on December 3, 2000
I'd been hoping that with the recent influx of new electronic hand-held games on the market, that Hasbro would release a Scrabble game. Naturally, when they did, I was the first on my block to pick one up.
While an entertaining diversion -- and it is definitely entertaining -- the game has some weaknesses. The AI cheats, and obviously. When the game is set on IQ level 1 (the lowest), the human player will be given an assortment of easy-to-play letters, with ample vowels and regular blanks. At the highest level (IQ 9), the human player will get very few vowels and will almost never see a blank. This isn't an increase in the machine's playing skill, but rather a handicap for the player -- although the computer's vocabulary and playing skill is better at higher levels, I would have preferred a better AI system rather than the arbitrary handicap. The menus are a little hard to navigate, too.
The game's 9x9 board (as opposed to Scrabble's 15x15 board) makes it necessary to learn new strategies. Boards are often filled with words very early in the game, and play will seem much more cramped than in a traditional game of Scrabble. This doesn't detract at all from the fun, and helps build strategic thinking for the real game.
At the lowest level, Scrabble Express is a great game for kids. At the toughest level, the machine is hard to beat, even for seasoned veterans such as myself.
The machine has four games: in addition to the 8-turn basic game (Scrabble Express), there is also a shortened 5-turn game, a "racing game" where players try to beat the clock to get the best words, and a "one liner" game where each player tries to make the best score using a single rack of tiles on a field of two crossed words.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 15, 2000
Scrabble Express is good. It is very easy to use, and it recognized 99.5% of the words I've entered. The LCD game board display is beautiful, and the case is sturdy and artfully sculpted. My only complaint is the rack of letters given on the first turn--it seems odd to regularly get a duo of Z,X, Q, or J. When you use a turn to exchange letters, they often come back to the rack. This leads me to believe the consonants and vowels don't come randomly. I still enjoy the game, and it succeeded in being addictive at 1:30 AM.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By G. Rice on September 27, 2000
I am a scrabble addict and am always looking for someone to play. Now I have someone with me always. Yeah, there are pc versions and even one for the PlayStation - but this is hand held and I can take it with me. Waiting in line will never be boring again. The grid is smaller (9x9) but the challenge is still there and it is great practice for real human games. It provides a several differet types of games and levels of play for more interest. Great fun!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 2001
I really love playing it, and I keep picking it up. It does have its downsides, as other reviewers have noted. I pretty much only play the five turn game, as the Scrabble "Express" takes way too long coming up with words. I have worked my way up to the highest level of play, and I am able to beat it sometimes. My main complaint is the number of nonsense words and words without vowels used by the computer. The most frequent is "CWM"...we are also big fans of "SH," "MM" "HM"....etc. I try all sorts of nonsense words when I play just figuring that it might accept them. You start to learn the words after you play a lot. As other reviewers have stated, the uncommon letters to come up a lot on the higher levels. I guess I'm trying to agree that this game is not perfect, but its a whole lot of fun. I got it on sale, so I feel even better about it!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Fefferman on December 29, 2000
I felt almost guilty buying this for myself. But as a 38 year old recently divorced, hard working mom of a wonderful 5 year old...a little tool of diversion seemed to be in order.
I love the game. I was so lucky to have found it too...seems hard to locate in stores (so grab it online if you are interested).
I'm a college grad and have always loved scrabble. I'm not a purist..I just wanted something I could sit down with either at work on break, or after I put my son to bed and I just need a diversion for a little while.
If you are a scrabble purist, then please read the other reviews for insight. I however am just your typical adult who still likes to play games. I work hard all week and any kind of healthy diversion that I can fit into the few precious moments I have available for me, is worth it.
I found this game to be easy to understand and to play. I'm glad I got it for myself...I think it will even help keep me from grazing late at night int he kitchen. LOL.
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