We have just been checking the archives to see how many designs have been inspired by the classic Scrabble board game. It’s a lot, including the Scrabble espresso cups, Scrabble mugs, Scrabble cushions and Scrabble kitchen tiles to name just four examples. Now those designs are joined by the newly-available Scrabble lights at Firebox.
Yes, you can go down to your local toy store (or online) to buy any of these in modern incarnations, but they are certainly going to be no match for the Monopoly, Cluedo and Scrabble Nostalgia Edition board games by Esdevium Games.
It's not only practical but quirky and fun and combines the retro board game with your drinking needs. It's a lot of fun but is likely to bring about envy in the office kitchen. Also a great present for hard-to-buy people and comes in a lovely gift box.
Get your own online for £8.50 from Not On The High Street.
Scrabble has been around since the 1930s so the design of its tiles are now instantly recognisable and has been finding its way onto an increasing number of products, the latest of which being this set of Scrabble Espresso Cups.
The set consists of four cups which together spell out the word CAFE. Each letter has its Scrabble points value printed below it and the off-white colour of the china is a good match for the classic tile design.
The set costs £24.95 from Graham and Green.