Rated 3 out of 5 by JLoww Not perfection for the price
I picked this out as a family gift using an LLbean gift certificate that we received. For the price, I expected perfection. I ended up exchanging what was sent because of some small marks on the monopoly board - like a key had scraped it - and because the printed covering (with the monopoly streets, etc.) was not laid properly in the wooden board, with a corner coming up that would undoubtedly eventually fray. There was also some clear glue splattered on the monopoly board and on the scrabble board - nothing horrible but definitely not wonderful craftsmanship and would have been eternally distracting. I'll have to wait and see what the new exchanged item is like, but I did see the first time around that the number of little wooden houses and hotels for monopoly is small and would likely need to be supplemented from another set. The set is weighty and attractive and rests on a lazy Susan that will surely be convenient. Overall, however, I was expecting this high-priced item to show a high level of craftsmanship, like a real keepsake, and to have a wooden cover so that it looks like a closed wooden box on the shelf. If I remember correctly, it's one board that you flip to sit on the lazy Susan, - monopoly on one side, scrabble on the other (not two like the photo might imply) - and there is no cover for the set. So, unless you keep it in the original box or find another cover, it will get dusty and possibly damaged easily. Again, I'll wait to check out the new one before casting a final judgment, but my first encounter was a bit of disappointment for such an expensive toy/game. If there's no cover, I'll put it in a nice cloth sack, and I hope to enjoy playing with it with the kids for many years without thinking every time I see it that it wasn't worth the money.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KJRII Exceeded Expectations
Extremely well built; a family heirloom that will be cherished forever; worth every penny
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by susha1956 Scrabble/Monopoly Game
Beautiful set, also had monogramed. Looked at this last year but it sold out so I made sure to get it this year Very nice, good quality. Will definitely be handed down. Very happy with this purchase.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunbeltGirl My son LOVES this game!
Our family has always enjoyed board games. But, with four of us playing, Scrabble and Monopoly are always a bit of a mess when you are either trying to play upside down or turn the board and then the pieces shift.
My 13 year old son loves his video games so I knew this would be something different but I also knew this might be a game he will have forever so I got the engraved plate on the front.
As it turns out, he loves this game. We have played it at least three times a week since he got it and it's sheer quality.
The pieces in the Monopoly game, like the little houses etc. are all wood. Plus the lazy susan style board that you can turn is the best thing ever.
I would say this truly is an heirloom and a piece of his childhood that he will have and enjoy forever.
January 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vette29 Nice but not up to LLBean quality expectations
Our family has 2 things we do together... competition monopoly and scrabble.... this is a perfect set for that and love the lazy-susan part of the board.. ALSO love the monopoly figures, they were heavy and super cool. Not up to LLBean quality: Mine came with the middle square of Monopoly side glues out of square and one of the interior pieces that segregates the scrabble tile holders was not in place. put it back,,, but cannot re-square the main piece.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sophie03 well constructed
The deluxe scrabble/monopoly game is beautiful. I love the lazy susan, making game visible to multiple players. The pieces are stored under game, making them easily accessible and less likely to be lost. The engraving was a nice "touch". Absolutely worth every penny.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tlkmtg Loved it!!
nicely made, arrived super quick, family loved.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gamesforall Quality
The LLBean version of scrabble/monopoly is great. The box is sturdy and nice looking. All the pieces fit nicely inside. Good value for 2 classic games in one.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wetfoot Great Quality
Wanted a board game that would not fall apart. This is excellent for the home. Christmas afternoon was always spent playing new games our children had received with Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles being involved. The quality of the scrabble and monopoly pieces is excellent. This is something that will be enjoyed for many, many years to come.
December 17, 2014