Scrabble Day 2015: 19 pictures that show just how much we love Scrabble

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We never get board of Scrabble (Picture: PA) We never get board of Scrabble (Picture: PA)

We love Scrabble. If you are tired of Scrabble, you are tired of life. Or maybe your head just hurts.

The game was invented in 1938 by brilliantly named unemployed architect Alfred Mosher Butts from Poughkeepsie, New York. He was born on April 13, 1899, so today is Scrabble Day.

It was originally called ‘Criss-Crosswords’ and didn’t become Scrabble for another ten years, after the rights to the game were bought by James Brunot.

He started out making 2,400 sets a year, but it wasn’t until 1952 that Scrabble had its big breakthrough, when the president of Macy’s department store in New York, Jack Straus, got hooked on the game on holiday.

When he came back from his break, he wanted everyone to have a set, and filled his store with Scrabble.

Scrabble has been around for more than 60 years, yet it…

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