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Scrabble Diamond Anniversary Edition


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  • The raised-grid style of the board guarantees that your words won't slip or slide out of place
  • Organize your tiles on a curved tile rack that provides an optimum view of each letter
  • Store the game pieces in two built-in side trays
  • All new colors and a rotating game board with recessed spaces
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.2 x 3.2 inches ; 4.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0013WLX3M
  • Item model number: 40488
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,479 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Hasbro 4015XXXX Scrabble - Deluxe (EA)

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Sixty has never looked so good! This Diamond Anniversary Edition Scrabble features sleek black and silver tiles, a rotating board splashed with color, curved letter racks of smoky red plastic, and much more. With two built-in side trays for storing game pieces and a raised grid that keeps your letters in place, this anniversary edition of Scrabble will please all players ages eight and above.



The new curved letter racks make it easier to see all your letters. View larger.

Built-in drawers makes it easy to keep everything organized. View larger.
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The Good: Sleek and colorful new look gives this Scrabble set a touch of class.

The Bad: Carrying case doesn't shut.

In a Nutshell: A snazzy improved edition of Scrabble that's both fun and functional.
At a Glance

Ages: 8 and up
Expert Tips and Fascinating History
If you've never played Scrabble before, the Gameplay Guide explains the rules in a clear, easy-to-read way. It also has lots of tips to sharpen your game (a list of "q-without-u" words, for example). The sturdy plastic board needs no assembly and the storage trays cleverly built into the bottom of the board are easy to find, especially with help from the Gameplay Guide. The game also comes with a Gameplay Guide that offers many helpful hints, as well as interesting historical tidbits (For example, did you know the game used to be called "Criss Cross Words?")

A Sleek New Look for Scrabble
The black-and-silver tiles, the smoky red racks, and the velvety tile pouch give this Scrabble set a touch of class. The curvature of the racks help you to see your letters more easily than you could on the old, straight racks. During gameplay, the raised grid will help keep your tiles firmly in place, even when the board spins towards another player. The pouch helps keep all the letters and racks together during play. Put them in the storage trays when you're done, fold the board back up -- and voila -- you have a carrying case that makes this deluxe Scrabble game easy to take with you.

Fun and Functional
We really liked the look of this colorful board, with its cheerful blue, green, red, and orange "premium" squares. We also appreciated the way the set folds up into a carrying case, complete with the storage trays and handle. It's not advertised as a travel set, but you can use it that way. You just have to be careful to hold the set closed when transporting it, since it doesn't snap shut. Also, the storage trays can get a little full when you try to put all the letters and racks in one tray, so make sure you tuck everything neatly into the tray so it will close.

Millions of people around the world love the game of Scrabble, and we're sure they'll be just as happy as we are to see this new, improved edition with features that make it both more fun and more functional!

What's in the Box
Scrabble board with two built-in storage trays, 100 letter tiles, tile pouch, four racks, and gameplay guide.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this board game.
JC
The pouch and letter racks fit conveniently in their built-in storage compartments under the board, and then the board folds up and can be carried easily.
Dennis P. Monk
For us this was the perfect 1st Scrabble game to get the kids to love playing!
lil

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

445 of 449 people found the following review helpful By bluenova27 on September 27, 2008
I'm a longtime Scrabble fan, and a member of the National Scrabble Association, and I've played at clubs and in a couple of tournaments. I'm a bit of a Scrabble collector, and I am kind of obsessed with finding the perfect Scrabble board! This is a really good board for everyday play or for taking with you to play at a friend's house. It's a very elegant design, with many improvements over previous versions, and I like it a lot. But still, it is not quite perfect.

Let's start with the good points:
It folds in half, so it takes much less storage space than previous versions, and there's no cardboard box to get ruined. And the fold is on one of the grid lines, not right through the center of the center column, so it doesn't hurt the aesthetic. The closure is a hidden magnet, which is pretty sleek. And there's even a handle for easy carrying. All the tiles and racks fit into the two slide out trays, so you don't have to worry about pieces falling out when you open the board. There's no clear plastic grid covering the board like the 50th anniversary set and other previous editions, which is great, because I always had a problem with glare on those versions. But there's still a raised grid to keep the letters in place. The entire board rotates on wheels on the bottom of the board, and the wheels are wisely aligned to force it to rotate about a fixed point, instead of rolling all over the table.

I only have a few complaints that prevent me from giving it 5 stars:
1.) They changed the color scheme of the board! They switched the double word and triple word colors, and the triple letter is now lime green instead of dark blue. I guess it doesn't matter that much, but I don't like them messing with tradition in this case, especially on an Anniversary edition board.
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111 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia J. Salim on September 4, 2008
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I love SCRABBLE but I am disappointed with the DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY (60 year) Edition of the game. Perhaps I expected too much based on the wonderful 50 Year Edition of SCRABBLE. I love the 50 year edition and play it often so I jumped at the chance to add yet another SCRABBLE game to my collection. The manufacturer did have an innovative board design which makes the game more portable. The board folds in half to become a hard plastic case with built in handles. Unfortunately, the tile racks are cheap, there is no timer and the colors on the board aren't attractive. I doubt that I'll play with this version of the game unless I am traveling.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By M. Greene on September 8, 2008
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This is a great edition of the classic Scrabble game. I really liked the design of the molded plastic case which opened up to reveal a raised-grid to keep your tiles in place. The unit is rugged and sturdy and would travel quite well thanks to the built-in handle and all-in-one construction. The bottom of the case has wheels to allow for easy pivoting from player-to-player and has two slide-out drawers that hold all of the game pieces. Speaking of game pieces, this inludes snazzy black wooden tiles with silver lettering, a soft velvety bag to hold them in and futuristic rounded tile-stands in clear red plastic (as opposed to the wooden ones of days of yore). The design of the actual playfield is less striking than previous versions as this one seems "candy-coated", but is still nice enough.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Claudia E. Drosen on October 3, 2008
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I have every edition of Scrabble from the 1950s through the present, so I'm kind of a die-hard. That being said, this Diamond Edition is a newly revamped Scrabble game...what could better raise the heartrate of a word nerd?
The new set is very cheerful looking and the board finally moves so all can push it around and really see what's what. The curved racks are great. Just a few down sides. One is, they use the same color in this edition for the double letter score that they used for the triple letter score in the original, and the color that was the triple word score in the original is now the color for the double word score! I love that this set looks more like eye candy, but couldn't they have thought up a few slightly different hues for those spots, instead of changing what we're all used to? I'm not a reactionary - I love change, but this just seems sort of unnecessary. It is annoying for quite a while, but one can adapt. The other minor thing is that there's no score pad. That is greatly outweighed, however, by the fact that this great set can be easily toted around because it folds up into a neat little lunch-boxy thing. You can leave your Onyx edition with the box the size of New Jersey at home.

Thanks, Scrabble. We'll see you at the Platinum Edition??
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By V. Short on November 23, 2008
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While not touted as a travel game, I am very impressed with the case. There are drawers for holding the letters and it closes very nicely. Just the addition of a rubber band or string would keep it nicely together for travel. There are squares to hold the blocks in place and wheels to rotate the board. An excellent value for a fun and classic game!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Tripp on March 24, 2010
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After playing scrabble night after night with my 9 year old and my Mother on the "cheap" $8 version board, we decided to upgrade to a board that would swivel and keep the letters on the correct sqaures. After looking over all of the different Scrabble boards offered, I decided on this one. It is wonderful!! It folds in half with a handle for easy carry/travel, it has two drawers, and it has small wheels to swivel to each player with grooves that actually hold the tiles so they don't slide. It's the little things like these that can make a game so much more fun (especially for the adults). The one and only downside is that the four letter holders only hold 7 tiles, and my family likes to play the version with 9 tiles, so we had to switch out with our old set, which wasn't a big deal, but if you don't have an old set, make sure you're aware of this, because it wasnt' mentioned anywhere. Overall, it's an A+ game board for Scrabble!!
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