Scrabble is a really fun game that lets you use your vocabulary and spelling to make a kind of crossword puzzle. The game of Scrabble was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts. He was an architect, but was out of work at the time, so he decided to create a game. The very first game was called Criss-Cross Words. Mr. Butts drew the gameboard and made the letter tiles himself. The game wasn’t successful at first, but in 1948 the name was changed to Scrabble and became trademarked. In the first four years, only about 2400 sets were made. But in the 1950’s, Macy’s started carrying Scrabble in their store. By 1952 there was a big demand for the Scrabble game. The Selchow & Righter Company (who were well known for making games) started to make it. Today the game is made by Hasbro and can be found in almost any store where games are sold. The game is made in English and Spanish, and there is even a version for younger children called Scrabble Jr.
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