Scrabble exists 75 years: 5 fun facts about this board game

Make words and put them on a board: but especially use the letters that are worth a lot. That’s Scrabble. Other people come up with the nicest words to add to yours, which ruin your entire plans for your next turn. In that respect it is also a kind of Rummikub, but then the letter version. And it’s a party, because Scrabble is 75 years old. We celebrate with 10 fun facts about the board game.

It was conceived by an architect

The American architect Alfred Mosher Butts is an architect by profession, but he developed Scrabble through his enormous love for words. The game was finished in 1948 and since then it has been a popular game for basically everyone who can read. Making words with the letters you get: we’ve been doing it for 75 years.

It has already been sold 165 million times

Although there are also many apps that allow you to play Scrabble these days, it is still a popular board game to buy: it has already been sold more than 165 million times. Although it sometimes seems that this game is already 300 years old, it is timeless. It remains a fun and challenging game to play, even solo.

There is a Scrabble crown

He’s not for the person best at Scrabble, but for the upcoming coronation of Charles III. The high-end milliner J. Smith has made a crown of Scrabble cubes for the king. Not that Charles will wear it, but it is a funny nod to the coronation on legs.

The most luxurious version of Scrabble is almost here

Mattel, which you know from Barbie but which also makes board games, has made the most luxurious version of the game ever especially for the 75th anniversary of Scrabble. Much more sustainable materials are being used than ever before. It has a wooden box and block shelves with espresso splashes. The new Scrabble board game will be released later this year.

There are many official variants

In terms of apps, you see many unofficial variants of Scrabble, but did you know that there are many different variants in terms of physical games? There’s Scrabble Junior, Scrabble Trap Tiles, and Scrabble Vision. Especially the latter is very interesting, because it works with augmented reality. In addition, there are also Scrabble boards from Star Wars and Harry Potter.

Laura Jenny

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