World’s Largest Scrabble Game


Is there some sort of obsession with the world’s largest, longest, smallest, fastest, object? Are such superlative adjectives really important in determining the value of a particular thing? With the Guinness Book of World Records, that seems to be the case – and the $12,000 World’s Largest Scrabble Game certainly has a strong case going for it. It spans more than 49 feet square, and is nearly 5 times the size of the original. Being the largest wall-mounted Scrabble game in the world, there are only nine in existence, and is handmade by John Kahn, one who is famous as a mixed media artist and creator of colossal pop art.

Carefully made from Russian birch plywood, the 3/4″-deep back board is overlaid with the classic purple-hued background of the original game, laminated with a .023-gauge galvanized steel sheet, and covered by a heavy vinyl print of the playing board that obtains additional protection thanks to a satin laminate. It will be bordered by a 0.75″ x 2.5″ birch frame which will wrap from the front to the back, while the board attaches to a wall with included hardware. I wonder how those who are prone to temper tantrums overthrow the board with this in the living room…

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