Today is National Scrabble Day. The board game was created by Alfred Mosher Butts, born April, 13 1899.
It was the Great Depression and Alfred found a way to get people together with a game of Scrabble. Interesting fact: the game first carried the names of Lexiko and Criss-Cross Words before it finally became Scrabble.
The game is played with two to four players. You create words using individual letter tiles on a 15 x 15 game board. Each tile has a number of points assigned to it. To win, you add up each word and keep track of total points for each player. The player with the most points wins. Hint: There are many two-letter words that can add up in points!
This is a great game to focus and stretch your mind. It’s also a great opportunity for you to interact and enjoy camaraderie with others. Is it just you? You can play Scrabble solitaire and challenge yourself.
Scrabble is now with Hasbro, Inc. It is a popular game sold in 121 countries and in 29 different languages. The game was even inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2004 (who knew?)! The cost varies but is offered as low as $20 so it’s definitely affordable.
We at Private Home Health Care love to challenge our minds to keep us fresh and vibrant!! Playing Scrabble is one way to do it!