It’s like living in hades in Texas right now. Probably hot where you live too. I’m a native Texan. I grew up without air-conditioning. You’d think I’d be used to hot summers.
There’s always a jigsaw puzzle calling to be finished when it’s too hot to be outside. This summer we started afternoon game time. Card games, board games like Parcheesi, and dominoes.
Word games are very popular these days. Wordle scores keep popping up on social media. You’ll find dozens of other varieties, online and off. All are fun and challenging, but Scrabble, the board game, is my favorite.
Now every afternoon it’s game on!
And we’re keeping score. At this point, I’m behind but moving up fast.
Hubby was the reigning 50-point word champ.
Recently I’ve managed the feat twice with the opening word
Scrabble was created in 1933, and there are over 121 billion Scrabble versions sold worldwide in 31 different languages, even a Braille version.
Why do so many people love Scrabble?
Mainly because it’s fun and challenging, but there are substantial benefits to playing. Here are ten:
- Scrabble teaches you the vocabulary
- Scrabble helps develop your intellectual abilities
- Scrabble teaches you strategy
- Scrabble encourages social cooperation and bonding
- Scrabble helps improve your emotional well-being and personal confidence
- Scrabble improves creativity
- Scrabble develops concentration
- Scrabble fosters learning through creative play
- Scrabble helps boosts the immune system
- Scrabble makes you happy
That last one is especially true if you live in Texas right now.