Over the years, quite a few new word games have appeared, but Scrabble still holds it's place as one of the best there is. The gameplay is simple but engaging and there is a great joy in using your opponents words for your own benefit. For me, what makes Scrabble keep it's appeal is actually the board - it adds a dimension sorely missing from most newer word games.
There's a lot of people today who prefer designer games to the old Hasbro/Milton Bradley classics, but Scrabble will never leave my shelf. Not only is it challenging and intriguing but very few people have never played the game.
A must have game to challenge your friends. Depending on who you play with you may need a large vocabulary, but at the same time it is a fun game to sit down and play with friends. Keep a big dictionary close by and enjoy this great classic.