What It Is
What It Is
In the 1930s, during the Depression, an unemployed architect named Alfred M. Butts invented a board game using letter tiles and a scoring system. He first called it Lexico and then Criss Cross Words, but the game remained relatively unknown until Butts teamed with entrepreneur James Brunot who trademarked the name Scrabble. The newly named game rolled off the production line in 1948. Now Scrabble fans can see what the game looked like more than 50 years ago thanks to the new bookshelf edition of Scrabble, part of Winning Solutions' Library Classic Games line. The game box itself resembles a vintage book with foil-stamped faux leather and interior storage. The game board, wooden tiles and tile racks, and scorepad feature vintage designs inspired by the graphics of the original 1948 game. The game also comes with a fabric tile pouch, a pencil, and instructions. It is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
This classic game now has a classic look. The Scrabble Library Classic Book features the same gameplay, but offers a nostalgic element for those who long for yesteryear and original games. The elegant storage combined with premium game components create a classic to be enjoyed by players for years to come.
Who It’s For
The Scrabble Library Classic Book is for ages 8 and up.
What to Be Aware of
The Scrabble Library Classic Book is available at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Brookstone stores, as well as Brookstone.com, in the U.S. and Calendar Club stores in Canada.