CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Scrabble Diamond Anniversary Edition
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- 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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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??
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a great travel set. Love the way the tiles and racks are hidden, and the table spins.Published 1 month ago by May Choi
We love this game and play all the time. The spinning board is awesome.Published 3 months ago by Ashleigh
I'm so happy to have this Anniversary Edition...stores perfectly, rotates perfectly, the letter stands actually stand! No tipping over! Read morePublished 9 months ago by White Dove
Love this game. I have it for a few years now and it was worth the moneyPublished 10 months ago by Kris H