Happy Thursday, friends! We’re that much closer to the weekend (yay!), and have you thought about your weekend plans? Well, if you’re looking for something a bit lower key (yet still fun!), you should consider hosting a game night.
But not just any game night. A colorful and delicious one! And we are here to help, of course.
National Scrabble Day
Have you noticed over the last few years how there is a “holiday” designated for every obscure thing you can think of? We love any excuse for celebrating, so we are not mad about! Well, it turns out Friday, April 13 is National Scrabble Day.
If you’re a logophile like me, you probably have fond memories of playing Scrabble, the original crossword game. A game of Scrabble always prompts both debates and laughter. And you know, I usually walked away from a game having learned a new word. You have to love a game that actually has some educational value! Indeed, all of us can benefit from an expanded vocabulary.
5 Random Facts About Scrabble
Given that Scrabble is the ultimate game about obscure words, it seems to make sense to share a few obscure facts about Scrabble.
Did you know Scrabble was invented in 1933 during the Great Depression?
Did you know National Scrabble Day is on April 13 for a reason? Yep – it’s the day Alfred Mosher Butts, the inventor of Scrabble, was born in 1899.
Did you know that in 2004 Scrabble was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame?
Did you know that Scrabble was originally called Lexiko and then Criss Cross Words? Yep – it actually wasn’t renamed as Scrabble until 1948.
Did you know that in 2014 the official Scrabble dictionary was updated to include words like selfie, hashtag, and 5,000 other modern words? A sign of the times for sure.
Okay – enough about traditional Scrabble! Scroll on for details on our fun twist!