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If you love the original game of Scrabble then you will most probably love Super Scrabble too. So what's the difference? Well, basically Super Scrabble is just a larger version. It is good but the problem is that it's quite expensive at just under £40 in most places so you may decide to stick to the original.
If you are not aware of Scrabble and the rules associated let me fill you in quickly. It is fun word game that is very educational. It is a board game that can be played for two to four players ideally. At the start of each game a player picks out seven letters from a bag which contains loads of mixed letters all printed on little tiles. You then have to take it in turns to create words from the letters you have or combining them with letters already on the board. Each letter has a value attached and when you place your word on the board you will get the points associated by adding up the value of each letter. You can increase your score by putting letters on the board on triple letter, double letter or triple or double word scores. A word can be placed horizontally and vertically but not diagonally on the board and the rule is that the word must be legitimate and exist in the Oxford English dictionary. After each go you top up the tiles you have used with more up to seven until they run out. The winner of the game at the end is he or she that has amassed the highest score.
With Super Scrabble the board is the same as the normal board, but they have added three more rows of squares all the way round to make it slight bigger and more room to make words. In the extra rows you have some quadruple letter bonuses as the most you could get before was triple. In addition the game comes with a lot more letters meaning you have more chance to create the words you want. The improvements, even though small are a benefit to the game I think, however for £40 there are not that many changes to the original. The alterations made though make things more interesting that's for sure.
As discussed if you love scrabble you will love Super Scrabble but the price may put some off that may prefer to stick with the original.
For those of you who aren't aware of the concept of Scrabble (you must be very few and far between!) this is a word-based board game for two to four players (although I have played with six people before now). Each player selects 7 letters from a bag of mixed letters, and they have to create words and place them on the board. The words have to exist in the dictionary, and they have to be placed horizontally or vertically by using one or more letters from an existing word on the board. So example, if the word SPOT were on the board, then you could create POP by placing a P either side of the O in SPOT. Each letter is worth a given number of points, and the board has bonus squares such as Double Letter or Triple word score. After each turn, you top your letters back up to seven by selecting randomly from the bag. The end of the game is signalled by the first person to get rid of their letters when no more are left in the bag. The winner is the person with the highest score.
Super Scrabble is just a larger version of Scrabble. The board is exactly the same as a normal scrabble board, except that they have added three more rows of squares all the way round. In these extra rows they have included some quadruple letter bonuses and four quadruple word bonuses (one in each corner). The game also comes with lots more letters to make sure the board gets nice and busy. In a one-on-one game you should expect to see scores of up to 800 each, which is incredible.
If you like Scrabble then you will definitely like Super Scrabble. Games on this board can and will go on for hours, so make sure you have an afternoon free before attempting it.
You should expect to pay around £35 for this game. It comes with wooden letter tiles, a green bag for the letters and 4 wooden letter holders.