Product Type: Mattel board games
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Mattel Scrabble Original
Member Name: kirstymc
Mattel Scrabble Original
Advantages: Learn what QAT means
Disadvantages: Can be frustrating for word smiths...
If you have never heard of or played Scrabble then I would like to wish you a pleasant stay on planet Earth as you must be from Mars.
Scrabble is a game for those who love word play and can be played by young and old. In addition to being fun it is great for increasing your vocabulary. The game is played with 2-4 players. You have to maneuver your way around a checkered board by linking words together to create new words. Points are scored based on tile value, landing on special squares and the illusive 50 points for using all of you letters in one go so you better get memorising 7 and 8 letter words.
Played right with the right people Scrabble can provide hours of fun. However I would like to issue a warning in my review. Scrabble is a game that can be completely ruined by a mismatched pairing. When I say this I do not mean a professor versus someone who always skipped English lessons at school.
There are 2 types of Scrabble players in the world, those who like to place pretty, eloquent words and those who play for points. If you are the former you probably feel a strong sense of injustice in every game of Scrabble you play against a scorer as your lengthy beautiful words are no match for the point scorers xi and qi on a triple letter score. A scorer will place piddly little words blocking your way an scoring high for it. The thing about a point scorer is that they are hard to spot, they do not have big noses, small hands or any other kind of distinguishing features, they could be anyone, your friend, your work colleague even your own mother. As such you are probably already involved in a game before their Scrabble nature becomes apparent. My advice is to feign illness and end the game.
I'm not bitter grrr
Heed my warning any you will be able to have hours of fun with Scrabble
Summary: Played right with the right people Scrabble can provide hours of fun.
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