Scrabble Fun Facts
Scrabble Fun Facts
When I was a girl one of my favorite board games was Scrabble. I had always been drawn to word and letter games more than any other type of game so when I discovered Scrabble my only challenge was finding opponents to play!
ABOUT THE GAME:
Scrabble was originally titled, Lexiko and was invented by Alfred Butts. After some time went by he realized the game needed a facelift, that’s when Scrabble came along. Scrabble celebrated its 60th birthday in 2008. Incredible, huh?
The game consists of a board which has been divided into a 15 x 15 grid. One letter tile fits inside one square. Within these squares you can find red, pink and blue squares that have double and triple word or letter scores which can really help you get in the lead quickly. Up to four people can play and each person begins the game with 7 tiles. Did you know that you have a 1 in 8 chance of drawing a 7 letter word? I can tell you that it is exciting when this happens because you earn an additional 50 points!
Some of the most challenging letters to play are: Q, K, J, X, and Z. Luckily they only provide one of each of these letters. Because there is only one of each of these letters you can earn big points for using them.
Curse words are not allowed in the the official Scrabble rules.
Did you know there are over 120 acceptable 2 letter words you can play?
Not only has Hasbro marketed Scrabble in the U.S. it can be found in over 120 countries! and in 29 different languages. Scrabble cannot be translated to Chinese or Japanese but many people from these countries play the game with directions printed in their respective languages.
Since the day of the simple flat board you can now find several special edition Scrabble boards, some are shaped like baseball fields or taylored after a tv show with special tiles. My favorite however, is the rotating board with subtly raised edges so the tiles don't slide around on the board. What a great idea!
If you are new to Scrabble you can find lots of tools to improve your experience such as a beloved Scrabble Word Dictionary which can really improve your game. You can also find tutorials and ideas on how to win. Not only is Scrabble fun it is also quite educational. Every time I play this game with my friends I am thinking and problem solving not to mention expanding my vocabulary. Kids as young as 6 can play Scrabble!
Another thing I like about Scrabble is that it's available on my phone and on applications like Facebook. So the game has a way of connecting you with friends you wouldn't normally be able to play Scrabble with.
So the next time you are looking for something to do on a chilly day, break out the Scrabble board and challenge a friend. It will be worth your time, trust me!
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