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November 24, 2018

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November 23, 2018

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November 22, 2018

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George is here!

It's just arrived, it's totally fab and if you know someone called George then give this to him RIGHT NOW!

Be sure to get a copy of the new GEORGE'S GAME for that special George in your life before these great little games are gone!

Yes that's you Kate and William. Your young Prince George will love this.

And you too Amal. Your husband already has it all. It must be fantastically difficult to find a new gift for him. So we are proud to provide the answer to your gifting prayers Mrs. Clooney.

And widening it out a bit, this is a great gift for you too! You, the wonderful person who has a son or husband called George, a nephew or godson called George, an uncle or grandson called George or any other significant other called...GEORGE!!!

Just search this site for GEORGE to find the gift that's going to make your George smile!

November 22, 2018

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November 21, 2018

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November 06, 2018

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Just in: Joseph's Game

Calling all gift shoppers who know a Joseph: We've got his game in stock! It's literally just been released in the last few days and it's a perfect stocking filler, secret santa or Christmas gift for your Joseph. Type Joseph into the search box or head to our shop to browse all available First Name Games. Christmas starts here!

 

September 20, 2017

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How the world got Scrabble

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.......

September 14, 2017

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Today's Games Tidbit:

The word "Jenga" is a Swahili word that means "build".
May 10, 2017

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Who's the mystery bride ?

Quiztime: She's getting married soon. You can rearrange the letters in her name to get "Dappled Mini Top". Who is she ?
May 08, 2017

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On Presidential marriages

Quiz time: Whose marriage involves the bigger age gap: President Macron or President Trump ? What's your guess ? Follow us for the answer!