Scrabble is a board game from the house of Mattel which keeps you engaged and comes with the motto of Bringing Letters and People together. The package contains the playing board, 4 racks to keep your letters, 100 letter tiles, cotton tile bag to keep all 100 together when not in play and the rules booklet for the first-timers. This original crossword game is suitable for age 10 years and above as well as can be played from 2 to 4 players.
The basic rule of the game is to use letter tiles to make words by crossing the words already on the board along with covering premium squares to maximize your score as the highest score player wins in the end. There are multiple benefits of playing this game together with your family or friends and can be enjoyed when there is no electricity or you are on the trip or just relaxing after a full day of work or on weekends.
The benefits which I really loved playing the game is it improves your vocabulary and spelling and also you need to think of words on the board keeping your letters stack in mind. So this not only develops your focus and concentration but also your skill to keep checking your available resources to create something unique along the way.
The second benefit is to calculate your mathematical score by placing the letter tiles while creating words on the board and thinking which option will benefit and fetch me most points. Also, simple addition and multiplication keep you entertained and you learn mental mathematics too.
The biggest benefit is that there is no dearth as there are 225 squares on a Scrabble board where you can place your tiles to fetch more points and can think ahead just like the game of chess to score double or triple word as well as double or triple letter scores. Each letter tile has a small number written on the bottom right corner which is used to do the mathematical calculations.
- 1 point - A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
- 2 points - D, G
- 3 points - B, C, M, P
- 4 points - F, H, V, W, Y
- 5 points - K
- 8 points - J, X
- 10 points - Q, Z
- 0 points - Blank Tiles
Each game can easily last for about 30-60 minutes and brings in a lot of entertainment for the whole family and also a lot of fights when you say this word is already made and a lot of references to the dictionary to check if the spelling and meaning of your words are correct and this place is now taken by the Google baba on your smartphone as compared to the actual dictionary. But I still believe that the dictionary should be the first book to be read by every student while growing up as it increases your vocabulary to the best of your abilities.
In the end, Scrabble can definitely create new connections to words, to friends and to the family - with this worldwide favourite board game across all age groups. I have been playing the same since the last 30-35 years and recently got this new Scrabble BRAND Crossword Game Original from Mattel which is available at all toys shops and online retailers like takealot.com for easy order during this festive season. I really love playing the same with some of the chips and cold drinks by the side and enjoy food especially pizza while we put our brains to create some new words. You can also follow and become facebook members of the game at www.facebook.com/scrabble for different kinds of special and new boards that keep coming from time to time for various countries and interests.