85612Views24Replies

Author Options:

Gigantic Scrabble Answered

Scrabble is an obsession and I can completely understand why a couple would show so much love for the game that they would make an absolutely huge waterproof version for their backyard. Yup, it's lawn Scrabble and there's nothing wrong with that.

He fashioned the board from pavers laid in a bed of sand — 225 of them, to be exact. He installed them all in one day and had the back pain to prove it.

Jane Crane painted the bonus square in the proper colors and made letter tiles from craft-store wood plaques. She took apart shelves and reconfigured the pieces to make tile racks, and pavers and tiles were sealed to prevent water damage.

Now Scrabble games at the Crane house are a physical as well as mental pursuit. The players have to get out of their seats to place their tiles on the board and pick new ones from the selection spread out face down in the grass.

They haven't faced many challenges, other than having to light patio torches when darkness falls or dealing with the few times their dog, Maggie, has run across the game board. If it rains, they just take the game inside — on a regulation Scrabble board, that is.

But you know, Jane Crane said, it's not as much fun.

Link via Neatorama

24 Replies

user
pennyvlamis (author)2009-12-19

I LOVE IT!!
I WANT ONE IN MY GARDEN TOO!!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
ppatches24 (author)2009-09-22

i LOVE scrabble i am make one of these

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Plasmana (author)2009-06-16
user
Ananand (author)2009-05-25

No one in my house EVER wants to play scrabble. Except for maybe my bro.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
bcclear10 (author)2009-05-24

WOW.. I WOULD LOVE PLAYING THAT OUTSIDE

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
tarzioo (author)2009-03-01

lol that looks so much fun!!! I would definitely get into that game!!! x_X

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
robbtoberfest (author)2009-02-17

Giant sized games are always fun, just look at Wizard's Chess in the Harry Potter movie. I want to build an 8 foot long operation game with an air horn for the buzzer. That'll make you jump.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

I've played giant chess! They have (or had) a giant chess board and pieces at the mall. I'm not sure if it is there anymore.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)2009-02-16

I like Scrabble (most of the time) L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
gmjhowe (author)lemonie2009-02-17

haha! you can spelliriirii with that though..

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)gmjhowe2009-02-17

That's non-English, I wouldn't have been allowed it. Although maybe I should have tried and hoped we didn't finish due to arguing... L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
gmjhowe (author)lemonie2009-02-17

The trick lies in quickly thinking up a good description of what it means. that is convincing also. so much so its not looked up, or googled.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)gmjhowe2009-02-17

A big... dumb... hairy, gorilla? L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
gmjhowe (author)lemonie2009-02-17

I would go with the inner stem of a common daisy, specifically different for its slight squatter size, the word iriirii, derived from viri, specifically relates to the family plant type.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)gmjhowe2009-02-17

I was thinking of "quijibo", but yours is much more credible (have to remember it) L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
KentsOkay (author)lemonie2009-02-17

Least it isn't a "q" and a "a"

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
ansanma (author)2009-02-17
user
Goodhart (author)2009-02-16

That is great ! My wife and I both enjoy scrabble.....one would have to be careful not to KICK the tiles though :-)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Jeremia was a bullfrog (author)2009-02-16

this is amazing have you seen the monopoly in the park monopoly in the park

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)2009-02-16

Great idea - I love scrabble, but nobody in the the house does.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
clark (author)2009-02-16

someone needs to do this with risk

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
aleutianwind (author)2009-02-16

Great idea. Thanks for showing!!

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Wafflicious (author)2009-02-16

Thats so cool! thanks for sharing.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer