I have one of those big families that only manages to rally together during the holidays, so we typically spend the week after Christmas watching movies, baking and playing computer and board games. While Catchphrase was a hit last year, our 2006 pick is without a doubt electronic Scrabble.
Just like regular scrabble, the handheld device is based on the Merriam- Webster's Scrabble Players' Dictionary, and is perfect for spellers and players of all levels. Unlike the old school game, the device can solve those heated disputes by instantly validating more than 100,000 words and providing definitions for the words you suspect Gramps was making up.
The device is large and easy to read, there's an automatic shut-off and adjustable contrast control. Get yourself an electronic Scrabble game for $48.86.