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Game's up in shop for Welsh Scrabble; NEWS IN BRIEF.

MOST of us know what it's like to be stuck when it comes to tricky word game Scrabble.

But a bookshop in Carmarthen hasn't sold a set of the game's Welsh version for two years.

The Waterstones store has halved the usual PS24.99 price in the hope of selling its old stock of Scrabble yn Gymraeg, the version of the world's top-selling word game in the Welsh language.

Branch manager Emma Morris said: "We thought Welsh Scrabble would be snapped up in our games section and not linger so long gathering dust - especially in Carmarthen, where we have to order so many Welsh books for our customers.

"But ironically we had one customer come to the counter with the Welsh version - only to ask if we had it in Polish."

Waterstones ordered five of the Scrabble yn Gymraeg box sets for Christmas 2014 and shifted none then or last Christmas.

A spokesman for maker Mattel said: "We are sorry to hear that the branch has not been successful in selling the Welsh Scrabble. We have received a very positive response to the game and the Welsh Books Council, and other retail outlets in Wales, have reported good sales of the game."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 24, 2016
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