Happy Scrabble day everyone! How will you celebrate this national holiday today?
When Alfred Mosher Butts first created Scrabble in 1938, he probably never thought that one day it would have its own holiday. In fact, it took several years before the game became popular. It wasn’t until the early 1950’s, when a Macy’s executive discovered Scrabble while on vacation, that Scrabble started to become a household name. He loved the game so much that he placed an order for his store and the rest is history.
If you grew up playing Scrabble, you are not alone. It is estimated that there are approximately one hundred million sets sold worldwide, and about one to two million sets sold each year in North America alone. This game is so popular that some stores have to ration the supply in order to not run out.
Five reasons why it’s good to play Scrabble:
- It’s FUN. After all, why would people play games if it weren’t for fun?
- Build your vocabulary.
- Bonding experience with friends and family.
- Encourages problem solving.
- You can also use bad words and not feel guilty.
So, there you go – plenty of reasons to play this awesome game. So, dust off your Scrabble or, if you don’t have one, get one and celebrate Scrabble day!
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