Behold the $30,000 high-tech Scrabble board

A glimpse at the Scrabble board to end all Scrabble boards.

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Prepare to witness one of the most expensive board games ever made.

When the Prague Mind Sports Festival kicks off December 1, gamers can play on a high-tech Scrabble setup unlike any other. The festival — which hosts tournaments for the popular word game plus bridge, backgammon, poker, League of Legends, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive — introduced to the world this week a carbon fiber Scrabble system with LED lighting that cost more than 20,000 pounds ($ 31,732) to create.

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For those wondering exactly why this special version of the retro board game costs so much, the Mind Sports organization notes that it utilizes “custom-built RFID technology in order to read the entire Scrabble board almost instantaneously (974 milliseconds), transmi… [Read more]

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