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Scrabble Tiles

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Dixie Allan

Here are a few Scrabble fun facts:

Scrabble was invented in 1931 by New York architect Alfred Mosher Butts. Butts invented the game in an attempt to create a word game that combined anagrams and crosswords, which involved luck, chance and a great deal of skill.

There is a Braille version of Scrabble produced.

The game is sold in 121 countries and comes in 31 different languages.

Down the sides of sofas, underneath carpets, eaten by children and pets alike; somewhere in the world there are over a million missing Scrabble tiles.

If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were lined up, they would stretch for more than 50,000 miles!

It’s possible to score 1782 points on a single word. That word is Oxyphenbutazone. To get those points, competition player Benjamin Woo played it across the top of the board, hitting three Triple Word Score squares whilst also making seven crosswords downwards.

English Scrabble has 100 tiles. The most tiles are in Italian and Portuguese Scrabble which both have 120 tiles.

Scrabble is used all over the world as a means of teaching English.The name Scrabble comes from the words Scrabbling, Scrabbled and Scrabbles – all of which means to claw or scrape at something frantically. These words all derive from the Dutch word ‘Schrabbelan’, which most likely integrated into American diction from Dutch settlers to North America.

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Allan, Dixie. "Scrabble Tiles." ThoughtCo, Apr. 5, 2017, Allan, Dixie. (2017, April 5). Scrabble Tiles. Retrieved from Allan, Dixie. "Scrabble Tiles." ThoughtCo. (accessed December 15, 2017).