National Scrabble Day is Friday the 13th! Celebrate the Day!

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National Scrabble Day is Friday the 13th! Celebrate the Day!

April 13th is National Scrabble Day in honor of the birthday of Alfred Mosher Butts, who created the game of Scrabble in 1938, although it was then called “Criss-Crosswords”.

And today, people young and not-so-young are playing “Words with Friends” on their Smartphones and Facebook. You don’t even have to know the other player… all you have to do is sign in. I’m not sure my friend’s children who play the game have ever seen a real Scrabble board but that’s ok… as long as they’re playing the game.

Of course that means that they actually have to learn and use words ….real words, and not ‘u” for “you” or “c” for “see”. Parents: this is a great board game to play with your children.

Did you know:
Scrabble is sold in 121 countries.
There are 29 different language versions.
The highest recorded single word score was 365 points for “quixotry”.

So what are you waiting for? Call the kids and get out the Scrabble Board!