Happy Scrabble Day everyone! This is a Scrabble packed post to celebrate today so get your note books out fellow word wizards. It’s time to get clued up on the ultimate word game…
What is Scrabble Day?
National Scrabble Day is celebrated on April 13th every year. In case you haven’t been around
all your life lately, Scrabble is a word game whereby 2 or more players create words on a board out of randomly selected letters to form an intertwined word map. It was invented in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts – whose birthday was April 13, 1899.
Ways to play Scrabble?
We just created a Get Vega list on ‘5 ways to play scrabble‘ so you should check that out but nowadays there are 3 different ways to play Scrabble:
The old school Scrabble: You can get a Scrabble kit on line for fairly cheap and you can really make a rainy day in one to remember with endless games of this favorite word game by the fire and with friends.
Make sure you all know the rules, all are far away from each other’s scrabble plates -no cheating- and have brushed up on your vocabulary. Vo-cab-ul-ary… that would have been a 19 point score!
The mod-con Scrabble: Get out your tablet or computer and make sure you have a superfast fibre optic broadband connection so that you can play Scrabble either by Scrabble app or by playing Scrabble on Facebook.
You can play against people or against a computer, either way we see this as a great way to practice before a big game the old school way. Like a treadmill regime before a big outdoor marathon!
There are a few alternatives to Scrabble like Bananagrams but if you need one for your work PC over lunch then Scrabb.ly is recommended according to the Plusnet Community blog who blogged about Scrabble day recently too:
“Scrabb.ly – or Word Squared, as it’s now been dubbed – is a must-try for crossword-fans looking to play a souped-up version of Scrabble with other wordsmiths on a super-size board.
You play Scrabb.ly by making words from letter tiles and placing them on a scoreboard – like Scrabble. But with Scrabb.ly, you get three lives. If you swap out your rack for new letters, you lose a life. If you form a word over a star-marked tile, you gain a life. You play until you run out of lives and then your score’s calculated for you.
You can drop in and out of play whenever you’ve got time and your browser will remember your score – so it’s great if you’re looking for a distraction to jump in and out of while you’re at work.” Plusnet Community blog
Rules of Scrabble
You can find all the rules of Scrabble on line but in this video you’ll learn a few that you should know as a matter of course:
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