National Scrabble Day:
On the birthday of Alfred Mosher Butts, the inventor of the board game Scrabble nearly seven decades back, National Scrabble Day is celebrated. That is every year on 13 April.
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Why National Scrabble Day?
Scrabble is the most celebrated game not only in America but in the whole world. The game was created out of depression but has reached several heights in popularity and likeness. Scrabble, as you all know, is a word game of two or four players. In a grid of 15*15, each player places the tile and scores points. There are bonuses and extra points on certain chances.
The game builds your vocabulary, and it has its own vocabulary as well. Nigel Richards is the three-time consecutive winner of the Scrabble championship. Scrabble is the registered trademark of two companies, one all over the USA and Canada, Hasbro Inc., and second all over the world, Mattel Inc. So this day is celebrated to mark the importance and relevance of scrabble.
How Can We Celebrate National Scrabble Day:
National Scrabble Day can be celebrated in various ways, and some of them are mentioned below. These ideas will surely be a yay! for all and loved by kids and adults. Let’s get started:
- Play a game or two of Scrabble with your family.
- Engage kids with Scrabble kids.
- Tell the kids the benefits of building vocabulary and how to scrabble would help them build vocabulary.
- Research about Scrabble history.
- Collect interesting facts about Scrabble.
- Build your own Scrabble dictionary and share it on social media with the hashtag #NationalScrabbleDay, #Scrabble, #ScrabbleVocabulary, #ScrabbleDay.
- Present your spelling champion friend with a box of Scrabble Game sets.
- Host a Scrabble party. There you can arrange various levels of tournaments and provide the winner with a box of Scrabble Game sets. Do not forget to take pictures and post them with hashtags, #ScrabbleParty, along with others.
- The party can be a lot more fun if you ask your friends to dress in Scrabble letters or a whole word.
- The Scrabble that you play in person is a different type of fun and enthusiasm. Why not this Scrabble day try the Scrabble on the computer either online or just with the Computer itself. With this, you can send the pic on social media with #ScrabbleWithComputer.
- You can collect information about the program Scrabble that airs on NBC; with that program, the official vocabulary of Scrabble gets new words in its dictionary.
- If you think of yourself as a vocabulary storehouse, then why not perform in a championship on this day.
- Or, if you want to try your skills at a higher level in a friendly manner, then you must participate in the local tournaments held on this day.
- There are certain rules to play Scrabble. Why not make some of our own, which will increase the fun and enjoyment of the day.
- You can participate in a Scrabble tournament on the nearest weekend to National Scrabble Day.
Interesting Facts About National Scrabble Day:
Some interesting facts about scrabble would leave you in awe, and some you might already know. Let’s dive into the pool of facts:
- Scrabble is a board game that has reached heights of fame that its own daytime game-show used to be aired on NBC from the year 1984 to 1990.
- The game was considered into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2004.
- Scrabble has its own vocabulary that introduces words according to changing generations.
- The game Scrabble by Alfred was discovered, or we can say invented out of depression.
- For Alfred to sell the game and bring it to fame, it took him 15 years to achieve.
- The game set of Scrabble was sold from the garage of James Brunot, and in the initial days, was a handmade game set.
- Nowadays, Scrabble comes in 31 different languages and is sold across 121 countries throughout the world.
- Also, Scrabble comes in Braille tiles, one of its varieties for visually impaired people.
- Scrabble is not the game’s original name; Alfred named the game Lexico; later, he renamed the game as Criss-Cross Words.
- The name Scrabble was chosen by James Brunot, who became Alfred’s business partner Alfred.
- The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary has up to four editions up till today.
- The dictionary contains 96 two-letter words.
- There are various cities in the USA that host Scrabble tournaments for game lovers on weekends which are nearest to the National Scrabble day.
- After its fame, nearly 158 million Scrabble games are sold in the world.
History of National Scrabble Day:
In 1938, Scrabble was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts and was named “Lexico.” In the year 1948, James Brunot became the partner of Alfred and re-named the game Scrabble which means “to scratch frantically.” In 1952 the owner of Macy’s placed a bulk order for the game as he liked playing it on vacation. In 1984 the Scrabble daytime game show was aired on NBC and continued to air till 1990.