Scrabble, designed by Alfred Mosher Butts when he was a jobless architect in the Depression, was first published commercially in 1948 by James Brunot, one of Butts' friends. Eventually, Scrabble became the world's most popular word game, and it has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
I believe that Scrabble is one of the 50 most culturally and historically significant games published since 1800. This profile explains why.
This word game presents a number of unique challenges to its players. Memorizing the entire Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary would be great, but it's also unrealistic. Start with these basics first.
Becoming a world-class Scrabble player requires years of study and practice. But casual Scrabble players can become significantly better with a relatively modest investment of time. One of the best ways is to learn some of the key words every great player knows, and these Scrabble word lists are a great place to start.
There are several ways to play Scrabble online, including some officially sanctioned sites and some unofficial sites where you can play Scrabble-like crossword games. This article links to my picks for the best places to play Scrabble online.
In these videos, John Williams, executive director of the National Scrabble Association, and Matt Silver, two-time national school Scrabble champion, present tips and strategies to help you become a better Scrabble player. Although they are brief, these Scrabble videos are packed with ways to improve your game.
This set of frequently asked questions about the board game Scrabble covers gameplay, scoring, related games, and more. When a question involves the rules of Scrabble, the answer refers to the official Scrabble rules. Some people use and love playing with unofficial house rules, but this FAQ does not attempt to address those situations.