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Display and Play 1971 Scrabble Handmade Framed Board Game

Display and Play 1971 Scrabble Handmade Framed Board Game

Regular price $180.00 USD
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Experience the nostalgia of the classic word game, Scrabble with this handmade framed board game.

Perfect for game nights with friends and family, this one-of-a-kind piece adds a touch of vintage charm to any room. Bring back memories and create new ones with Display and Play Scrabble!

Game History:

 The original game, named Criss-Cross Words (formerly "It", then "Lexiko" without a board) was created by unemployed American architect Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938. Alfred came up with each letter value and their count (12-E's, 1-Z, etc) by charting the frequency of each letter occurring on the front page of the NY Times. After being turned down by multiple game manufacturers, James Brunot (who owned one of Alfred's original boards), bought the rights in 1948.

Game Details:

🎲 Finished size = approximately 16" x 16"
🎲 All 4 trays and 100 tiles present. The box dividers are missing. The board is in great condition, but there is a pencil mark and two small stains as noted in the pictures. The box shows normal edge wear.
🎲 The instructions printed inside the lid states a copyright of 1953. However, based on the lid's design, this version would have been sold between 1971 and 1976.

Games contain small pieces and are not intended for children under the age of 4.

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