About National Scrabble Day
The popular board game created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts, from New York. An architect by trade, Butts was born on April 13th 1899.
- Did you know? In Great Britain, 53% of all homes own a copy of Scrabble, and in the United States, about 33% of all homes own a set.
- Did you know? In the Polish version, the letter 'Z' is only worth one point.
- Did you know? Scrabble was banned in Romania until the 1980s for being “overly intellectual.”
- Did you know? Back in 1931, the original name for Scrabble was ‘Lexico‘, before becoming ‘Criss-Cross Words‘ and eventually ‘Scrabble‘. ‘Lexico‘ is a shortened version of the word ‘Lexicon‘, which is another term for ‘Language‘ or ‘Vocabulary‘.
- Did you know? English Scrabble has 100 tiles. The most tiles are in Italian and Portuguese Scrabble which both have 120 tiles.
- Did you know? In 2004, Scrabble was finally inducted into the American National Toy Hall of Fame, joining other great toys and games such as Monopoly, Etch A Sketch, Lego, and The Game Boy.