Scrabble : Build A Crossword Puzzle Grid From Scratch!

Scrabble is a great educational word puzzle game that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board mith a 15-by-15 grid.   It can be likened to building a crossword puzzle grid from scratch. 

Players place words across and down on the board grid, as they are created by a crossword setter. They have to be based on the seven letters they they have taken. All words must appear in a standard dictionary.  The book Official Scrabble Words provides a handy reference.  There is always a big incentive for players to “get their 7 out”, making a word out of all their letters a single turn, and receive an extra 50 points.

Once you have finished the game, why not try your hand at writing some crossword clues of your own.  It’s a great brain training game.

A popular intergenerational game

Playing Scrabble has many benefits for people of all ages.  It provides a great way for everyone to improve their spelling skills and increase their vocabulary.  They also develop logic skills because they can only use dictionary-recognised words and they have to fit within the parameters of the current board configuration.

Older people can also reap the benefits.  Using the same skills helps them to keep their brains and minds active, which can prevent the onset of Alzheimers and dementia.  Scrabble is a puzzle game where everyone is a winner!

 

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