Scrabble is a classic word game that never gets old! It is a wonderful way for older family members to spend time with younger generations and anyone 10 and over can get involved in the world of word fun!
Much like an old-fashioned crossword, Scrabble players make new words by intersecting with the words already on the board. Extra points are awarded for placing letter tiles over “double word score” or ” triple word score” spots and for using tricky letters like “X” in a word. Use simple words for fast play or longer words for a more of a challenge!
The game consists of a square grid and 100 letter tiles. Players draw random tiles from the tile bag and place them on the rack in front of them. In turn, they place their letters on the board to form words. The more complex the word, the higher the points. Use strategy to block your opponent’s words or add extra letters to their words to make even more points!
Scrabble has been enjoyed by millions since it was invented in the 1930s and this world-famous game was inducted into America’s National Toy Hall of Fame in 2004. The game has inspired video games and TV shows, but it is an enduring classic that is still popular in today’s wired world! Playing games like Scrabble is a fun way to flex those memory skills! All this makes it a wonderful birthday gift for grandparents or parents!