Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary or lexicon.
|Manufacturers||Mattel (outside U.S. and Canada)|
Hasbro (within U.S. and Canada)
|Designers||Alfred Mosher Butts|
|Setup time||4-8 minutes|
|Playing time||NASPA tournament game: ~50 minutes|
|Random chance||Medium (letters drawn)|
|Skills required||Vocabulary, spelling, anagramming, strategy, counting, bluffing, probability|
|Website||Official website at Hasbro.com|
The name Scrabble is a trademark of Mattel in most of the world, except in the United States and Canada, where it is a trademark of Hasbro. The game is sold in 121 countries and is available in more than 30 languages; approximately 150 million sets have been sold worldwide, and roughly one-third of American and half of British homes have a Scrabble set. There are approximately 4,000 Scrabble clubs around the world.