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As children my sissies, brothers and I played games.  For hours.  Not sure what the educational benefit was, but we learned a lot about each other-like, never let Bubba # 2 be the banker for Monopoly.  And-never play Poker with our dad-he took great pride in how gullible we were to let him cheat so blatantly.  When asked by his great grandson after a few hands of poker, “how do you win all the time?” my dad’s response was simple-“I cheated.”   Pit was one of the loudest, rowdiest games of all-which meant we all loved it!!!

I love my little corner of games in the lower level-and I am so happy to say they are worn.  Scrabble is a family fave.  (BTW-the reason there are 3 sets-family games almost always mean lost tiles-we have back up tiles : )

The Mr. actually bought me a Scrabble dictionary-engraved with my name, no less.

Games lubricate the body and the mind. ~Benjamin Franklin Scrabble Alfred Mosher Butts, an unemployed architect from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., invented the word game during the Great Depression when he combined the element of chance with the vocabulary skills required for crossword puzzles. During the game, each player draws seven lettered tiles from a pool of 100 and scores points by forming words on a puzzle grid. More than 100 million sets have been sold since Scrabble was introduced in 1949, and more than 200 tournaments are sanctioned each year by the North American Scrabble Players Association.

Scrabble
Alfred Mosher Butts, an unemployed architect from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., invented the word game during the Great Depression when he combined the element of chance with the vocabulary skills required for crossword puzzles. During the game, each player draws seven lettered tiles from a pool of 100 and scores points by forming words on a puzzle grid. More than 100 million sets have been sold since Scrabble was introduced in 1949, and more than 200 tournaments are sanctioned each year by the North American Scrabble Players Association.

PS I recently found scrapbook pages with Bingo and Dominoes-took an alphabet sheet to cut and paste the word “games” onto a cute polka dot page-found damaged 12 x 12 frames at Wal-Mart that I got reduced to almost nothing-and “ta-dah”  finished my little game corner perfectly. I need to paint the other crates black, but it is waaaay to cold to paint anything here in the northern tundra.