Celebrated on April 13th
Each hour, at least 30,000 Scrabble games are started. Down the sides of sofas, underneath carpets, eaten by children and pets alike; somewhere in the world there are over a million missing Scrabble tiles.
To celebrate National Scrabble Day—commemorated on April 13 each year, on the birthday of its inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts—here is a fun fact about the game and the competitions it has inspired. When players use all seven of their Scrabble tiles to make a word, it’s called a bingo.
If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed end to end, they can cover the whole world 8 TIMES! Woah! That’s a lot of tiles!