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Scrabble Trivia – Amazing Facts

Some Amazing Facts about Scrabble®

did you know that……………..?

  • There is a town in the State of Virginia, USA, called ‘Scrabble’
  • A new patient at an old people’s home was thrown out as ‘incompatible’ when she admitted she didn’t play Scrabble®\
  • There is a version of the game with gold plated tiles made by ‘Franklin Mint’
  • An internet discussion group of over 300 Scrabble® players around the world discuss Scrabble® related themes and controversies every day
  • Australian celebrities who love Scrabble® include Derryn Hinch and Kylie Minogue.
  • Scrabble® is made in Braille
  • Mark Nyman (UK) learnt 10,000 words from the American Dictionary to prepare for his victory in the 1993 World Championship
  • Alfred Butts, the inventor of the game, decided on the frequency and distribution of letters by analysing how often letters appeared on the front page of the New York Times


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Last Updated: 19 June 2010