Scrabble Day

Scrabble Day is observed next on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 (42 days from today).

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On the birthday of Alfred Mosher Butts, the inventor of the board game Scrabble nearly seven decades ago, Scrabble Day is celebrated.

April 13 every year is Scrabble Day in order to honor the most popular board game on the birthday of its inventor named Alfred Mosher Butts. Scrabble is a popular game about word puzzle for two to four players to score points by placing tiles; each person will put a different letter on the game board to divide into 15*15 squares in turn. Thus, Scrabble Day is a great chance to commemorate the board game with family members or your friends.

Learn about Scrabble Day

If you've never played Scrabble before, where have you been all this time? Scrabble Day was celebrated in Alfred Mosher Butts' birthday. He is the inventor of this iconic board game. Scrabble is played worldwide. It is true that Scrabble has been appeared for many generations, and while the board game version is still popular, we can also choose to play the game on our smartphones. Since it's one of the most iconic board games in the world, we only have one day to celebrate it!

History of Scrabble Day

Scrabble, one of the most popular board games in existence to this day, has a long history behind it. It began with the Great Depression of 1929, which left many people unemployed and hungry.

One of those people decided to try and not make life boring by inventing a game. Alfred Mosher Butts, a retired architect, decided to create a game that everyone could enjoy in their spare time.

Being a game lover, he has combined elements of anagrams and classic crossword puzzles to create this game. It was called LEXIKO at first; and then it would change into Criss Cross Words.

However, many game makers disagreed with his idea and rejected his game. It wasn't until he met James Brunot that the concept was redefined in rules and design that Scrabble was born.

The game was trademarked in 1948, and after that, the game went down in history as the most popular board game in America. At one certain period, this game event became a TV show. In 1984, the show Scrabble was broadcast on the national television channel NBC with the participation of host Chuck Woolery.

At present, the Scrabble dictionary continues to add more words to it each year. People choose it to play with your family members in their own homes as a fun way to relax. Scrabble Day celebrates the game's history by encouraging people to play it on Butts' birthday anniversary every year.

Why Scrabble Day?

Scrabble is the most famous game not only in the US but all over the world. The game was made out of boredom but has reached some peaks in popularity and likability. Scrabble, as you all know, is a word game played by two or four players. In a 15*15 grid, each player places a tile and scores a point. There are bonuses and extra points on certain opportunities.

The game builds your vocabulary and it also has its own vocabulary. Nigel Richards is a three-time Scrabble Champion. Scrabble is a registered trademark of two companies, one throughout the United States and Canada, Hasbro Inc., and the second worldwide, Mattel Inc. As the result, this celebration is to mark the importance and relevance of scrabble.

How to Celebrate Scrabble Day

Celebrate Scrabble Day by throwing a Scrabble party with your friends. See who knows the most words and who wins will get a free dictionary or dictionary.

Play scramble with your parents, co-workers, and anyone you know. Moreover, you can refer some ways such as competition of baking Scrabble-themed cookies, practice your wordplay skills or even play Scrabble through the mobile.

Have some puzzle pieces, use them to make some DIY crafts and create unique items with Scrabble words. Do not forget sharing this day with your friends and family and play Scrabble with everyone as well!

There are plenty of other ways you can celebrate swapping, too. Like I said, today it is possible to play Poker online. So if you don't have anyone to join at home, you don't need to worry. You can play against the computer or other people around the world.

Another option is to organize a Scrabble tournament or join one! We're sure a lot of tournaments are going on this day, so all you need to do is do a quick search online.

Have you ever thought about spending Scrabble Day as an opportunity to become a better Scrabble player? There are many different tricks and tips that you can use to master this game. First, we recommend learning three- and two-letter words. These words can help you get your score by up to 50 points per game when they choose correct words. Therefore, even though these words are small in size, they can definitely make a big punch, so we suggest you start by honing your skills in this one!

Organizing your racks efficiently also makes a difference. Place bricks that create a common beginning or end on the appropriate sides of the rack. For example, some words end in "-ing" or "-ed". This will help you see any potential words more effectively. Don't forget that you can also add these endings to already existing words on the board to create a new, more worthwhile word!

Another trick we like to use when playing Scrabble is to make two words at once using the letter “s”. You can diversify a word on the board by adding an “s” to the end of the word. We always recommend making sure that this move guarantees you a minimum of ten points. This is because there are only four “s” crosswords in Scrabble and so it is important to use them wisely.

The final tip is that you should aim for "hot spots" while playing Scrabble. By hotspots we mean the parts of the board with bonus squares. You can really take the lead if you put your foot in the three-word square with a good word! This can take your score to three digits, helping to ensure that the Scrabble crown is yours!


Scrabble Day has been observed annually on April 13th.


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