Curated turns us onto this bit of info:
““This is more revisionist classic design than true to life celebration, but nonetheless a nicely conceived product. Exclusive to Restoration Hardware, Vintage Edition Scrabble® is a handsomely produced version of the classic American word game. Invented in the 1930s by architect Alfred M. Butts and brought to mainstream America in 1948 by James Brunot, Scrabble® has since sold to over 100million people. The vintage edition clothes the game in a hard wood cabinet with die wood metal accents and includes embossed wooden tiles.””
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