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. 

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Once you have finished the game, why not try your hand at writing some crossword clues and send them to us.

Players form words across and down in crossword fashion, based on the seven letters they have available, and they must appear in a standard dictionary.  The book Official Scrabble Words provides a handy reference.

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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