Kiwi Scrabble is coming!
We’re working with our mates at Mattel on a special edition “Kiwi Scrabble” board game, launching later in the year! We asked for your help on our Facebook page, to help us collate a list of the Kiwi specific words to make this Kiwi Scrabble the best Scrabble game, ever!
Scrabble Fun Facts!
Did you know...
- Mosher Butts (April 13, 1899 – April 4, 1993) was an American architect, famous for inventing the board game Scrabble in 1938.
- Each year National Scrabble Day falls on April 13, the day that Alfred Mosher Butts was born in 1899.
- The game is sold in over 121 countries with 29 different language versions.
- Scrabble isn't all fun and games. Some players have made Scrabble their life's work. Nigel Richards, a New Zealander based in Malaysia, has won the World Scrabble Championship three times and the National Scrabble Championship five times.
- X-E-R-O-X. X is considered one of the hardest letters in Scrabble, but the tiles that will gain the most points, 10, are Q and Z. The tiles with the fewest points, 0, are blank tiles.
- IT WASN'T ALWAYS CALLED SCRABBLE. Butts' named his game Lexico, then changed the name to Criss-Cross Words. His friend and eventual business partner James Brunot came up with the name Scrabble in the late 1930s.
- Scrabble was launched in 1948 and is coming up on its 70th anniversary. (Special Edition Game will be available)
- Scrabble is a truly global game: NPR ran a feature in 2016 highlighting Nigeria, the #1 Scrabble Nation in the World.
- The 2016 Scrabble World Championship was held in Lille, France with 72 entrants and €40,000 in prizes.
- Scrabble was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2004.