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Diamond Scrabble

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Feb 20, 2008 • References: abcnews.go and elitechoice.org
The Diamond Scrabble board is absolutely gorgeous, and is more likely to go up on a wall (behind a glass case) than on a table top for family game's night.

The Hasbro designed board, shown at the American International Toy Fair in New York, is so glittery the man showing it off had to wear sunglasses... or at least that's what it looks like from the photo.

The board features all of the ordinary section of a Scrabble board, including the special squares designated for extra word and letter points, only it is coated with close to 30,000 Austrian Swarovski crystals. In the centre is a red tile with a white heart, and the edges feature the "Diamond Scrabble" branding.

It was created to commemorate Scrabble's 60th anniversary. It will be auctioned off in the summer and is expected to bring in around $20,000, all of the proceeds of which will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.