The first version of Scrabble wasn't called Scrabble. It was called 'Lexiko'. The name Lexiko was inspired by the Greek word Lexicos which means 'words'. Lexiko was somewhat similar to Scrabble although Lexiko was played without a board.
Lexiko was refined by its inventor, (a man by the name of Alfred Mosher Butts), and a board was added. Alfred was obviously thinking about crossword puzzles at this stage because he called this new version 'Criss-Cross Words'.
(As we're writing about Scrabble, we have tried to find a decent anagram of 'Alfred Mosher Butts'. It seemed appropriate. The best we could come up with was "Loser bashed Mr. Tuft". A free game from this site to anyone who can help us out and beat that).
Anyway, Alfred Butts failed to hit the big time with "Criss-Cross Words" but some years later a Criss-Cross Words player tweaked the game and renamed it Scrabble. He made a few sets and by great good fortune, the boss of a chain of stores played Scrabble on holiday. And loved it. And placed a big order. And the rest as they say, is history.......
Easter. Chocolate mini-eggs! Chocolate big eggs! Chocolate creamy eggs! Eggy chocolate! Chocolate everywhere! Can't wait! But hang on, what are you going to be doing after you've found and guzzled all that gorgeous chocolate ? Here's an idea: Get some family card games going. We've got loads of great games to keep you busy, come and take a look! Here's a card from one of them:
The task of rousing slumbering teenagers has never been easy but tends to get even trickier towards the end of term. That's fast approaching so Mums and Dads, we just want say that we feel your pain. But hey, that's how it is in Happy Families!
Here's a card from the Williams family edition of our unique Happy Families card games. (There are currently 23 other surnames available in the range).
Cracking on with some more festive fun drawn from our popular Happy Families cards.
Here's the boy doing Advent. We're stealing the B from 'Boy' and calling this one: "Badvent"........
Here's Dad during Advent.
It's a whole load of emotions captured in this one word: