National Scrabble Day
National Scrabble Day is celebrated on April 13 of every year. National Scrabble Day is celebrated to praise the most popular board game named Scrabble, on the birthday of its inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts. Scrabble is a favorite word game where two to four players will score points by placing the tiles; every person will bear a single letter onto the gameboard which is split into 15*15 grid of squares. Hence National Scrabble Day is a perfect day to celebrate the traditional board game with your family members or friends.
“Even if Scrabble had been invented then, I wouldn’t have wanted to play Scrabble, because the highest triple word score in the world would not have expressed how much I liked the game Natalie and I played every afternoon.” – Allan Sherman
History of National Scrabble Day
The creator or the inventor of National Scrabble Day was still unknown. But the day was celebrated on April 13 in honor of the birthday of Alfred Mosher Butts, the American architect, the founder or inventor of Scrabble game. The term “Scrabble” means grope frantically. The label “Scrabble” is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. The Scrabble game is sold in nearly 130 countries with 29 language versions. Over the world, almost 150Million sets have been sold with sets were found in virtually one-third of the homes of Americans. In 1984, Scrabble game became a daytime game on NBC, and in 2004 it was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Some cities in the US will conduct Scrabble tournaments on the weekend days closest to National Scrabble Day.
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How to Celebrate the National Scrabble Day
Celebrating the National Scrabble Day is quite easy and simple to remember. Just play the Scrabble Game with your family members and the friends. Take photos while playing and share them with others in the social media’s using #ScrabbleDay. For more fun, organize a Scrabble-themed party and invite your friends and co-workers to that party.