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Every word really is a winner when played on the luxury edition SCRABBLE® game. The rotating wooden game board features a faux-leather playing area, raised grid and gold-foil detail. And, the ivory-look tiles will look elegant on the gold-plated tile racks. All game pieces, including a timer and scorebook, store in a built-in storage drawer. Housed in handsome burled-walnut veneer case, this handsomely crafted game will become a family heirloom you'll enjoy displaying year-round.
In this classic word game, players use their seven drawn letter-tiles to form words on the gameboard. Each word laid out earns points based on the commonality of the letters used, with certain board spaces giving bonuses. But a word can only be played if it uses at least one already-played tile or adds to an already-played word. This leads to slightly tactical play, as potential words are rejected because they would give an opponent too much access to the better bonus spaces.
Skip-a-cross was licensed by Selchow & Righter and manufactured by Cadaco. Both games have identical rules but Skip-a-cross has tiles and racks made of cardboard instead of wood. The game was also published because not enough Scrabble games were manufactured to meet the demand.