Scrabble Board Game

Scrabble Board Game

Scrabble is another one of those classic games which everyone remembers, usually for the reason that they have tried to cheat at it at some point in their lives by coming up with a word which doesn’t exist or only exists as slang, not in the Oxford Dictionary.

Scrabble is a board game of words in which the players aim to score points based upon the words they can come up with from their available 7 letters. In the standard game of scrabble the words are formed in horizontal and vertical rows across a board which is 15-by-15 in diameter. After each turn taken, each player will replenish their letters to the 7 allowed by selecting them from a poole of letters which are consealed inside a bag.

The aim of the game is to achieve the highest possible score out of all players. Once no available letters remain and each player is either unable to come up with any more words OR has ran out of letters, the game ends.

A final score for each player is obtained by taking their overall game score and deducting any remaining/unplayed letters from that score.

Scrabble Game Information
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Game Genre: Word/Educational
Suitable For: 8 Years & Over
Number Of Players: 2-4
Approx Playing Time: 1-2 Hours
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A History Of Scrabble & It’s Origin

The Scrabble board game was origionally though up and created by a gentleman architect called Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938, the game was created as a variation to a board game which he’d already invented known as Lexiko. Back then the game of Scrabble was actually called “Criss-Crosswords” and at the time Mr Butts was unable to successfully sell the game in any great numbers.

Following it’s unsuccessful start, rights to the game were purchased by James Brunot, who immediately changed it’s name to Scrabble. However, despite the game changing hands it didn’t become successful until 1952 when Jack Strauss (then president of Macy’s toy store) played the game whilst on holiday.

In 1952 the manufacturing rights were sold by Mr Brunot to Selchow and Righter, after some years and many owners later the game ended up in the hands of the board games giant, Hasbro.

Interesting Facts About Srabble

  • Scrabble, in real world terms, means “to scratch frantically”
  • Scrabble, just like the Monopoly Board Game, was rejected by the Parker Brothers
  • Scrabble is sold in 121 countries and available in 29 languages

Notable Versions, Editions & Special Editions

The Scrabble board game has been made available in over 100 countries and almost 30 different languages. The game has been made available in multiple versions including:

  • Travel Scrabble
  • Deluxe Scrabble
  • Large Print Scrabble
  • Electronic Scrabble