Tuesday, June 28

Facts about Scrabble


Have you ever played Scrabble? Scrabble is a fun game to play with your family and friends. You make words and score points. Did you know that Scrabble was invented by an unemployed architect named Alfred M. Butts? It wasn’t always called Scrabble, though. Alfred M. Butts first named the game Lexiko, and then it was renamed to Criss Cross Words. Then, his friend and business partner came up with the name Scrabble, and that is how Scrabble was born.


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Facts about Scrabble:

1. The word game Lexico was released in 1931. Criss Cross Words was released in 1938. In 1948, Criss Cross Words was revamped and renamed Scrabble.

2. In the early 1950s, the president of Macy’s department store acquired the first big order of Scrabble games to sell in the store.

3. By 1954, a little over 3,798,500 Scrabble games had been sold. The game is now sold in over 120 countries, and over 150 million Scrabble games have been sold worldwide. Scrabble is available in more than 25 different languages. There is even a braille edition for the visually impaired.

4. Scrabble was first sold in Great Britain in 1955.

5. The Scrabble game has 100 tiles. 98 of those tiles have letters on them, and two tiles are blank.

6. It is believed that Alfred M. Butts was inspired by the crossword puzzles from the New York Times newspaper. The crossword puzzles inspired him to make the game we now know as Scrabble. What a wonderful invention Scrabble was and still is today. 

7. In 1989, Hasbro acquired the rights to the Scrabble board games.

8. Sometime in 2004, Scrabble was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

9. The word scrabble means to scratch around with your fingers or grab onto something with your fingers. When you reach your hand into the Scrabble bag, pull out which 7 (7) tiles you want without seeing what is on them until you put them on the Scrabble tile holder.


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Books about Scrabble:

1. Everything Scrabble b Joe Edley

2. Collins Junior Scrabble Dictionary by Evelyn Goldsmith

3. 2nd Grade Word Scrabble Activity Book by Jupiter Kids

4. Scrabble: First Words by Insight Kids

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.



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