Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Happy National Scrabble Day 2016


We cannot confirm nor deny that these handmade brooches will improve your score, but you will look positively DARLING!

Get your Scrabble on!

National Scrabble Day is celebrated every April 13th.

1. Each year National Scrabble Day falls on April 13, the day that Alfred Mosher Butts was born in 1899. Alfred invented the board game where players use lettered squares to make words in a crisscross puzzle fashion in 1933. The game is sold in 121 countries with 29 different language versions.
2. Scrabble was originally called LEXIKO and was referred to as Criss Cross Words in the 1930s and 1940s. It wasn't trademarked Scrabble until 1948.
3. "Brailing" or feeling the surface of a tile when your hand is in the bag is forbidden in Scrabble play.
4. There are 187,632 words on the official tournament and club word list.
5. X-E-R-O-X. X is considered one of the hardest letters in Scrabble, but the tiles that will gain the most points, 10, are Q and Z. The tiles with the fewest points, 0, are blank tiles.
6. Wait is that even a word? Next time D-A or Z-A show up on the scrabble board, don't cause a fuss. There are 105 playable two-letters words in a regulation Scrabble game, according to the Official Scrabble players' dictionary.

Happy National Scrabble Day!

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Thank you to USA Today for portions of this post. ]

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