Browse your dictionaries and sharpen your pencils — tomorrow is National Scrabble Day! One out of three American families owns Hasbro’s popular word game, which is sold in nearly every country in the world. It’s hard to believe that tiny, wooden, innocuous letters can inspire such a fiercely competitive spirit in people — but the game is also popular with families and friends just looking to spend some quality time, who don’t mind using their brains in the process. So, before you busy yourself hosting a Scrabble game tomorrow, or wondering if the kids at the 2012 National School Scrabble Championships are way smarter than you (they probably are), head past the break to indulge your inner board game geek. We’re celebrating National Scrabble Day by sharing a few game-centric treats — ranging from food to fashion — that deserve your dollars and cents. Happy Scrabbling!
Vintage. Giant. What more do you need? Restoration Hardware’s board is 50% larger than the one in an average set.
Should you meet the Scrabble sugar daddy/mamma of your dreams.
Make them eat their words.
Sexiest fridge ever.
Drink your favorite letter.
Do you think we can convince Wil Wheaton to make us some delish Scrabble cupcakes? This one isn’t for sale, but with a few supplies you can DIY on the cheap. Also try these Scrabble shortbread cookies.
Try a minimalist version of the game. Gorgeous.
Yarn yummy pillows.
A brainier set of brass knuckles.
Cuff links made from vintage Scrabble pieces.
A sterling silver charm to dazzle them with your wordplay.
This 2004 documentary, Word Wars, follows Scrabble junkies at a convention, where they mean serious business.
Letters upon letters. You need this stationary.
In case the free stickers that were included with your MacBook weren’t enough.
Hide your shame in here next time you lose.
Perfect for when things get serious.
This was a commission project. If you beg, he might hook you up with your own. Try making it yourself if you’re feeling extra masochistic.