National Scrabble Day – April 13 – America’s Favorite Word Game

April 13 is celebrated as National Scrabble Day. If you enjoy playing this popular game, you’ll be delighted to honor it today.National Scrabble Day

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate foods, animals and household items that you come into contact with.  Be sure to check out my National Day’s Guide for more fun days to celebrate.

What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is a popular word game for 2-4 players. Each player scores points by placing tiles of a single letter onto a game board that is divided in a 15 x 15 grid of squares.Scrabble Game

The tiles need to form words which intersect in crossword fashion as the game progresses. The words have to be found in a standard dictionary.

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Fun Facts about Scrabblewords made with scrabble tiles

Brush up on your knowledge of Scrabble with these fun facts. Some may surprise you!

  • The game Scrabble was invented in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts, an American architect.
  • The original name for Scrabble was Lexico.
  • There is a Braille version of Scrabble for blind players.
  • The game of Scrabble is sold in 121 countries and it is available in 31 different languages.
  • John Travolta, Carol Burnett, and Jimmy Kimmel all love to play Scrabble.
  • If you lined up all the Scrabble tiles ever produced, they would make a line longer than 50,000 miles!
  • The World Scrabble Championship has been an open event since 2014.
  • It is possible to score 1782 points for the word oxyphenbutazone, placed strategically on the board.

How to Celebrate National Scrabble DayNational Scrabble day

Would you like to celebrate National Scrabble Day in a special way? Try one of these ideas.

More National Days in April

There are close to 2000 National Days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in April. Be sure to check out this post to discover more about the National Days in April.

Be sure to also check out these National Days this Month:

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April 13 is National Scrabble Day. Click through to find out more about this fun day.

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