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K Scrabble Tile

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K Scrabble Tile
Clip Art of a K Scrabble Tile
© Dixie Allan
  • Scrabble was invented in 1948.
  • The inventor of Scrabble, Alfred Butts, was not very good at playing his own game.
  • The original name for Scrabble was 'Lexico'.
  • Scrabble is produced in more than twenty-nine languages.
  • Scrabble is also manufactured in Braille.
  • Scrabble is the number two game in America, following behind Monopoly.
  • The world has more than four thousand clubs devoted to playing Scrabble.
  • One in three American homes own a Scrabble game today.
  • Over 100 million games have been sold in 121 countries around the world.
  • Scrabble is now produced in 30 different.
  • It's not possible to play Scrabble in Japanese or Chinese, but they play in English with a rule book in their own language.
  • If a person uses all seven tiles to make a word, they get fifty bonus points.
  • The normal Scrabble dictionary contains no adult words, but the one for competitions does contain such words.
  • In 1995, some students at Portsmouth University played Scrabble underwater with special boards for charity.
  • There are 109 permissible two-letter words containing every letter in the alphabet except V.
  • In France, Scrabble competitions are played differently than the rest of the world. They play duplicate Scrabble in which all players have the exact same letters for each turn.
  • Scrabble was once produced in pink to support breast cancer research.
  • When Prince Charles turned sixty in 2008, Scrabble also turned sixty. A portrait of the prince was made from Scrabble tiles in his honor.
  • The highest number of points that can be scored on the first go is 126 - with SQUEEZY or QUARTZY.
  • If all the Scrabble tiles ever made were placed end to end, they would wrap eight times around the globe.

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