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Daemon
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Alfred Mosher Butts (1899)

In the 1930s, Butts, an unemployed architect, invented a game called Lexiko, in which players drew lettered tiles from a pool and then attempted to form words. After unsuccessful attempts to sell the game to board-game makers, Butts sold the rights to entrepreneur James Brunot, who made a few minor adjustments and renamed the game Scrabble. More than 150 million sets have been sold in multiple languages since. How did Butts determine how many tiles of each letter should be included in the game? More...
Joseph Glantz
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Jewish Haiku (poems of 5 syllables - then 7 - then 5) by David Bader

Scrabble anarchy
When Putzhead is played on --
A Triple word score.
MarySM
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Love the haiku! Scrabble is my game but I have a sister who refuses to play with me because I played "czar" on a triple word score.

"He who never made a mistake never made a discovery." Samuel Smiles
GabhSigenod
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If I used Gaelic spelling, most of you would loose.

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 5:27:57 PM

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GabhSigenod wrote:
If I used Gaelic spelling, most of you would loose.


And if you used English spelling...? Angel





( I know, I know, it's a typo, but if you're gonna tee 'em up G ... Dancing )

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guitar
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:28:04 PM

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A game with such appeal each and everytime.
HWNN1961
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He had a son named Seymour that used to spend a lot of time under the bleachers.

"Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless, and do no wrong". (Knight's Oath, Kingdom of Heaven)
DarkMoon
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Scrabble is one of my favourite games ever. Though, I don't use and I don't like a Scrabble dictionary. I prefer to use only words I can find in a dictionary.

Some time ago I started playing Scrabble in English, which is more challenging and demanding than playing the game in my mother tongue. I'm having a good fun, because that's an interesting exercise for my grey matter, and a good way to learn and expand my vocabulary.
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