Among the many board games that have come and gone, Scrabble by Hasbro is one of the games that have withstood the test of time. New to Scrabble? Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game-board marked with a 15-by-15 grid. The game is educational, fun and entertaining. If you suck at Scrabble as much as I do, the prospect of paying 12,000 US just to embarrass yourself may not be too appealing.
Handmade by John Kahn, renowned mixed media artist and creator of colossal pop art this massive board is an exact replica of the smaller, table-top version of Scrabble.
“Meticulously constructed from Russian birch plywood, the 3/4″-deep back board is overlaid with the classic purple-hued background of the original game, laminated with a .023-gauge galvanized steel sheet, and covered by a heavy vinyl print of the playing board which is protected by a satin laminate. Bordered by a 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ birch frame that wraps from the front to the back, the board attaches to a wall with included hardware.
The two 6′ H x 5 5/8″ W x 7″ D birch tile racks are grooved and lined with felt, each accepting 50 of the included 100 tiles. Made from a 3/8″ x 5/16″ rare earth magnet sandwiched between two pieces of birch plywood, each 4 3/8″ sq. x 3/8″ thick tile’s letter is sandblasted to a depth of 1/64″, lacquered in black, sanded, and clear-coated to a finish that will last for generations.”
Source: [Hammacher Schlemmer]
I think I will stick to the classic game of scrabble. How about you?
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