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Challenge Owner's Choice 140 points (current score) Uploaded: Apr 12, 2012  
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In 1931 Alfred Butts translated his lifelong love of crossword puzzles into a board game. Mr. Butts, attempting to create a game that would use both chance and skill, combined features of anagrams and the crossword puzzle-and called his new game "Criss Cross Words." The game was strictly a home entertainment for his family and friends.Many of the friends to whom Mr. Butts supplied handmade sample.But the established game manufacturers to whom he submitted his
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invention were unanimous in rejecting it for commercial development.In 1948, Mr. and Mrs. James Brunot,owners of one of the original Criss Cross Words sets, thought the game should be marketed.Brunot had made one or two changes to the game, including the rule about starting across the middle instead of in the top left corner,and,perhaps more inspirationally,changing the name to Scrabble.Today, Scrabble ranks (just below Monopoly) as the second best-selling game in U. S. history.
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inkyD says:
Congratulations on your COC award for your enchanting page of Emily,Rose-Marie, a sweet treasure for Claudia x
Apr 27, 2012

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LindaBlunk says:
Rose-Marie, congrats on your COC award for Emily's scrap! It's well deserving!
Apr 27, 2012
mozzie46 says:
Beautifully created page for Emily. Just love it !!!!
Apr 25, 2012
inkyD says:
This is so very beautiful Rose-Marie, you have used the photo perfectly and your clever use of the Scrabble tiles adds her name as a delightful finishing touch. Thank you for the information on the origins of the Scrabble game x
Apr 15, 2012
Claudia says:
(¨`•.•´¨)An adorable page for Emily, Rose-Marie!Adore the song bird!!
.`•.¸.•´ What an enchanting write up to accompany her page!!So interesting!Wonderful creative LO !!Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!It is delightful!!Your page is precious!!It will be kept dear forever!!
(¨`•.•´¨)I Love you
.`•.¸.•´ Claudia xox
Apr 14, 2012
Nanny-G says:
Beautiful page,
Apr 13, 2012
Mike1956 says:
Magical page and I love your right up on Scrabble!
Apr 13, 2012
simsage says:
Magical Scrap for Little Emily, who is growing so fast!
Apr 12, 2012
Xguern66 says:
So interesting - I often learn something from your little stories. The page is beautiful. Love the way Emily is looking so wistfully at the bird.
Apr 12, 2012
Micheline 1 says:
Fabulous Emily page!
Apr 12, 2012
   
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