If you suck at Scrabble as much as I do, the prospect of putting your epic three-letter creations on display with this massive 4.5sqm board isn't that appealing. Nor is paying $US12,000 just to embarrass yourself.
That's right, artist John Kahn's ginormous Scrabble board — which has to be mounted to a wall to be played — will set you back just as much as a new car. Constructed from Russian birch plywood and a galvanised steel sheet covered with a vinyl print of the game, the letters stick to the board thanks to the use of rare earth magnets sandwiched in the centre of the wooden tiles.
While it includes equally gigantic tile racks and shelves to store the letters, it looks like the game still maxes out with Triple Word Score spaces. On one hand, if I were spending $US12,000 I'd want the scores to be just as large so playing C-A-T felt like a real accomplishment. But on the other, it's GIANT SCRABBLE, which by itself is still pretty awesome. [Hammacher Schlemmer]