Product Type: Mattel board games
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Gets the Brain going!
Mattel Scrabble Original
Member Name: jlaker1992
Mattel Scrabble Original
Advantages: all ages can play, fun. affordable
Disadvantages: Not as good as the luxury version
I have always been a huge fan of board games, I remember when I was younger I would stay round my Grandparents house and they would play scrabble with me. Its a game that I have played all my life and never have got tired of playing it. Scrabble gets your brain going and is basically a word game. You pick up letters on tiles and then have to spell words on the board. You then recieve points for certain parts of the word. Each letter has a different amount of points that it will give you, letter such as vowels will give you less points because they are easier to use, letters such as "z" are hader to use so you get more points. There are also different parts of the board which can give you double word scores, double letter scores and also triples. Scrabble is not hard to get the hang of and after a while you can become a pro! You don't only have to think of words to use, but also have to think about where to place it to get the most points. I have found that scrabble helps me to think of longer words and gets me concentrated.
My old scrabble board was getting a bit tatty,so recently I bought myself a brand new one. I purchased the original scrabble from Argos and paid only £15. I think this is a good price considering how expesnive other board games are these days. I prchased the cheaper version, you can buy a luxury scrabble version and this comes with a roatating base and is wooden. This however was way out of my price range and the orginal cheap version is perdect for me. YOu can get this cheaper if you look around in toy shop sales. I have seen it as low as £9. Also have a look online as online stores may have it cheaper. I believe the £15 I paid was well worth it and I would pay that again.
This game is great for any age. Kids will have a lot of fun trying to make words and score high points. My grandparents love playing this game and they say it keeps there brains working. Its a family game and perfect for family get togethers such as christmas period and birthdays. Up to 4 people can play so it is the perfect game for a family of 4. The younger kids sometimes prefer to help then play by themselves so you can get lots of people joining in. A word game may not sound fun on paper, but believe me this is one of the most entertaining games you can play. Its great for education and fun alike. I would recommend that you invest in the game and get the whole family playing scrabble!
Scrabble will be recieving a huge 5 star rating from me. I can think of no better board game (monolpoly comes close) its such a classic and never gets me board. I could play this for hours. Its not the most competetive game in the world which means we can avoid arguments between siblings and parents! Wel worth the money. Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out.
Josh - jlaker1992
Summary: A classic game!