, introduced in 2004, is a variant of the board game Scrabble
. In North America Super Scrabble is manufactured by Winning Moves Games
, but licensed by Hasbro
. In the rest of the world it is manufactured by Tinderbox Games under license from Mattel
. At present, Super Scrabble is only available in English
. In February 2007, a Deluxe Super Scrabble was released with a rotating gameboard and interlocking tiles, just like regular Deluxe Scrabble.
The changes from regular Scrabble in Super Scrabble are summarized by the latter's tagline, "More spaces, more tiles, more points—add to your fun!" The board is larger; 21×21 or 441 squares vs. 15×15 or 225 squares, there are more premium squares (going up to quadruple letter and word score spaces), and there are twice as many (200) tiles. The middle 15×15 squares are identical to a Scrabble board, so that regular Scrabble may be played on a Super Scrabble board. All the high-scoring quadruple premiums lie near the outside of the board, with the quadruple word squares at the four corners of the board.
Other than the differences in the board and the number of tiles, gameplay is very much the same as Scrabble. Each player has seven tiles in their rack as normal, scoring is the same, and the same word lists are used. However, the differences are enough to upset normal Scrabble strategies. For example, the fifty points earned from a bingo (using all... Read More