What can we celebrate today?

Happy Scrabble Day!

Posted on: April 13, 2012

It’s a classic board game that’s been around since 1938, although it was called Criss-Crosswords at that point.  It took 10 years before it was simplified and turned into the game we know it as now, and another 4 years after that before it gained any measure of popularity.

It’s gone through several incarnations, as the classic gather-round-the-table game for 2-4 players, as a TV show, and as an on-line game. Like many popular TV shows, it’s even had spin-offs, including the hugely popular Words With Friends that is apparently taking the celebrity world by storm.

Warning! May be addictive!

Personally, I’m extremely fond of the on-line spin off Words With Friends, and plan on celebrating the day by catching up on the games that have been sitting and waiting for my attention. Since I won’t be flying, that shouldn’t be a problem.

 While I’m sure that the games inventor, Alfred Butts, would be gratified by the booming popularity of the game he invented, I wonder if he’d be a little mystified by the arts and crafts projects it’s inspired. A quick Google Images search brings up photos of pillows, jewelery, back yard over-sized games, cakes, and drink coasters just to name a few.

So, pull up a chair, grab a slice of Scrabble cake, and celebrate the game that’s been around in one form or another for the past 74 years

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1 Response to "Happy Scrabble Day!"

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