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Gameplay in Brief:

Players compete to build high-scoring words on a crossword-like board in Scrabble, which originated as Lexico and became Criss-Cross Words before eventually becoming a hit as Scrabble.

The Basics:

Scrabble, designed by Alfred Mosher Butts, was first published commercially in 1948 by James Brunot. The U.S. manufacturing rights were licensed to Selchow and Righter in 1953. Today, the Scrabble brand is owned in the U.S. and Canada by Hasbro, and elsewhere in the world by Mattel.

Designer:

Scrabble was designed by Alfred Mosher Butts.

Publisher:

Scrabble was first published commercially in 1948 by James Brunot. The U.S. manufacturing rights were licensed to Selchow and Righter in 1953. Today, the Scrabble brand is owned in the U.S. and Canada by Hasbro, and elsewhere in the world by Mattel.

Genre:

Scrabble is a word game. Here are my picks for the best word games.

Why Scrabble is Part of the Games Timeline:

Scrabble is the most popular word game in the world. More than 100 million Scrabble games have been sold in 29 languages. Check out the other games I've chosen as the most culturally and historically significant games published since 1800.

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