Before the invention of computer games, board games were a popular pastime for both children and adults and the game of Scrabble is one of the most popular. It’s a word game and it was first sold in the UK back in 1955. The Scrabble board is divided into squares and players score points by making words and placing them on the board. Scrabble is now sold in 121 countries and is available in 29 different languages.

Some of the best Scrabble players from all over the world are in London at the moment competing to become World Scrabble Champion. A 14-year-old boy has become the first British player to win the World Youth Scrabble Championship. After the competition he said he was “unbelievably happy” but had no idea how to spend the $1,000 cash prize.

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a pastime a hobby

youth under 18

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