Mind Sports International has developed a £20,000 (about US$31,800) Scrabble board that uses RFID chips to detect each tile and transmit the data online
Aside from the addition of RFID chips, the new board also has a couple cosmetic upgrades in the form of LED lights that change color and a carbon fiber finish
Mind Sports International hopes the upgraded board will bring a little style to the traditional word game and resonate with viewers both at the tournament and online
With its basic game board and lettered tiles, Scrabble is about as low-tech of a game as you can get. But that hasn't stopped Mind Sports International from giving the game's iconic board a 21st century upgrade. For the company's upcoming festival in Prague, a new Scrabble board was built that uses RFID chips in each tile to detect where each letter is placed and transmit the data online almost instantly.
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