For years, one of America's favorite board games was Scrabble, the Selchow & Righter-marketed game introduced in the 1930s. The game was revised and brought to television in 1984 by Reg ... See full summary »
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For years, one of America's favorite board games was Scrabble, the Selchow & Righter-marketed game introduced in the 1930s. The game was revised and brought to television in 1984 by Reg Grundy Productions. Two contestants competed in the "crossword" round, played on a giant Scrabble board. Host Woolery announces a letter to build on, announces the number of letters in the word and reads a clue to said word (e.g., a seven letter word; "Experts really know how to pick them"; answer: "pockets"). The contestant chosen to go first draws two numbered tiles from the rack; the rack (positioned between the contestants) contained all the letters in the word, plus three "stoppers," or letters not in the puzzle. The contestant indicates which letter he wants to place in the word; if the letter fits, he/she may either attempt to guess the word or place another letter in the puzzle (the contestant draws two more tiles if he/she still doesn't attempt a guess). If the letter tried is a "stopper" or ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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It's the Crossword Game You've Played All Your Life, But Never Quite Like This!

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The bonus sprint was added to the show midway through the second season. Also around that same time, the Scrabble sprint round was changed from the two players playing a series of different words to the two players playing the same set of words. See more »

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Loved this show!
8 January 2003 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show religiously when I was a kid, both from when it was on in the '80s and the reruns on USA. I loved how a letter in the word moved from side to side or up and down and if it didn't belong, it popped like a balloon. I thought that was really funny. I especially liked the "Scrabble Sprint" round, mostly because there were no wrong letters. I hope Game Show Network includes this show in their lineup soon.


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