Classic Scrabble

For decades this board game has been an all-time favorite. It was invented in the U.S.A. in 1948, and this classic wooden Scrabble was first sold in the UK in the 1950s. It is available in more than 30 languages. More than 100 million games have been sold worldwide.

This game is suitable for kids, adults and learners of English of all ages. It can be great fun, and it is educational as well.

It has 100 polished wooden tiles, 4 wooden tile racks and a classic game board based on the original 1950s design.

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Scrabble Game Pointers

About two million people buy Scrabble every year. I still have my edition from 1990 and it gets used a lot in the class room. I am a firm believer of playing Scrabble for teaching new words, using words as tools for strategic moves, and experiencing a bit of an adrenaline rush. It is an educational game.

Well, I also had read somewhere that writers make lousy Scrabble players. Finding the right word in writing is different from anagramming one. I can affirm this notion as my husband, an IB English teacher, is very good at finding the right words for writing, but we still need to work at his Scrabble playing skills…

I don’t really know many people who admit to playing Scrabble on a regular basis. I suppose in a way one has to be a bit off-centered to enjoy this so-called closet game in an age where every game is supposed to be a fast-moving stimulus.

Scrabble is not only a game to be played hours on end. I have learned to enjoy playing it with only 20 minutes time – there is no need to always finish the game. We adults might think no need to get started, if we can’t finish it. Wrong, I say. Scrabble is worth playing even with little time and setting it up only takes a couple of minutes.

Are you interested in becoming a good Scrabble player?

*Then learn the 101 two-letter words by heart.

*Save your blank letter to make a seven- or eight-letter word.

*Keep your letter S to form at least a  word worth 25 points.

*Trouble playing the Q because you have no U? Then learn the Q-words which do not need a U: qat, qaid, qoph, faqir, qanat, tranq, qindar, qintar, sheqel, qwerty.

To share my passion for Scrabble was prompted by this quiz I took on What Board Game Are You? and my result was, of course:

You Are Scrabble

You are incredibly clever and witty. You can talk your way out of (and into) situations easily.
You are an excellent decision maker. You are good at weighing the options in front of you.
You’re the type of person who can make something out of nothing. You are very resourceful.
You know a lot of things. Most importantly, you know when people are wrong – even when they won’t admit it.

Take the quiz and share the result.

It would be interesting to know how many underground board game players are still out there in this digital age.


Scrabble is an all-time classic board game. It is not only fun, but also educational in providing a way to increase vocabulary and improve spelling ability.
The game has been around since the 1950s, and was first sold in the United Kingdom.
You can buy the game in different styles, e.g., Scrabble Deluxe, Scrabble Original, Super Scrabble, Special Edition Pink Scrabble and more.

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