Today is National Scrabble Day. I don't know what nation (I assume the US), but what to does it matter? Who wouldn't want to celebrate the best word game ever?
It's chess for word geeks. How to make the best score without leaving your opponent an opportunity to hit a Triple Word – laying down a word of single point letters and yet achieving a high score because of the two and three letter words you also create – adding suffixes to words already on the board to take advantage of every letter. What's not to love?
I also enjoy Text Twist. You're given six or seven letters and need to create as many words using those letters as you can. Get the word that uses all the letters and move on to the next round. Oh, the lunch hours I spent teasing myself with that!
It's a proven fact that games keep your brain sharp, active and learning. So enjoy a quick game of Solitaire or a few minutes with Sudoku – then get back to whatever it is you should be doing!