Posted by: puloma9 | July 18, 2010

Scrabble

Scrabble is one of the most famous board game which is designed for 2 to 4 players. It is a word game where many individual lettered tiles are arranged for 15-by-15 grid board. The words are needed to arrange here from left to right or downward slanting. The first rule of the Scrabble players is that all the words they are using must be included in the dictionary.

In 1938 Alfred Mosher Butts who was an architect created a word game and named it Lexiko. The Scrabble and Lexiko had the same set of letter tiles. In 1948, James Brunot, and one of the few owners of the original Criss-Crosswords game bought the rights to manufacture the game in exchange for granting Butts a royalty on every unit sold. Though he left most of the game (including the distribution of letters) unchanged. Brunot slightly rearranged the “premium” squares of the board and simplified the rules. He also changed the name of the game to “Scrabble” which means “to scratch frantically”. The company is now a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc.

The name Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. in the United States and Canada; and of Mattel elsewhere. Variations of the game include Literati, Alfapet, Funworder, Skip-A-Cross, Scramble, Spelofun, Square-write, Palabras Cruzadas (“crossed words”), Word for Word, Lexulous, Wordipelago and Words With Friends. While these games are similar to the original Scrabble game, they include minor variations. For example, Literati draws random tiles instead of providing a finite number of tiles for the game, assigns different point levels to each letter and has a slightly different board layout whereas Lexulous assigns 8 letters to each player instead of the customary 7.

The game contains 100 tiles, 98 of which are marked with a letter and a point value ranging from 1 to 10. The game is sold in 121 countries in 29 different language versions. So far, one hundred and fifty million sets have been sold worldwide.

For me, Scrabble is the best family game ever. It is one of the best ways to enrich vocabulary. I have three sets of Scrabble game. I have a scrabble on mathematics also. But I did not find any information on mathematical scrabble. I enjoy playing that as much as the crossword scrabbles.

Scrabble is one of the most popular games which is found in every generation. It is not a traditional game. It is always modern in every era. It is very nice for us that the companies are providing the play sets as portable. It is a game to play at anywhere at anytime. I think it is the best game for any vacation. Now-a-days Scrabble is also available in pc game, online and even in Nintendo Game Boy, PlayStation, Xbox and mobile also. So, there are many options for this intelligent game.

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