Scrabble Day today – It’s the 75th Anniversary too

A crown made by British milliner Justin Smith of J. Smith Esquire – using 319 Scrabble tiles, inspired by St Thomas’s Crown which will be worn by King Charles III at his coronation
British milliner Justin Smith of J. Smith Esquire poses with the crown he has made using 319 Scrabble tiles, inspired by St Thomas’s Crown which will be worn by King Charles III at his coronation

The original and best, in our humble opinion at least, word game, Scrabble is 75 (ish) today. It is definitely International Scrabble Day and 75 years since its creations so lets celebrate all on one day shall we? You can find all the history of the game over on its info page so we’ll not bore you here with fascinating facts (A Scrabble legend earned 392 points with CAZIQUES which is the plural of a type of oriole, it remains the world’s top-scoring single Scrabble move ever. And though no one’s managed to use it yet, the theoretical highest-scoring Scrabble word out there is OXYPHENBUTAZONE) Anyways, to celebrate this day they’ve created this Scrabble crown which is also to give a nod to King Charles III’s forthcoming coronation.

The Scrabble Crown weighs in at 2.2 kg and has a circumference of 75cm, compared to the 2.23kg Crown Jewels. Eagle-eyed viewers will spot words hidden in the crown including ‘Royal’, ‘King’, ‘Coronation’, ‘MMXXIII’ the Roman numerals for 2023, and ‘Wordplay’.

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