The game of Scrabble was invented by Alfred Butts in 1921, since when over 100 million Scrabble sets have been sold in 121 countries.
Alfred Butts also produced another game, marketed under the title 'Alfred's Other Game'.
It was not a great success.
There are 19 'A's in a Malaysian Scrabble set, the highest number of any single letter in any language.
In Finnish Scrabble, the letter D is worth seven points.
British Scrabble organisers were taken to court in 1995 by a player who complained that he was allowed insufficient time to go to the lavatory between games.
Leicester Police once received a call from a five-year-old boy complaining that his sister was cheating at Scrabble.
There are 125 permissible two-letter words in international Scrabble competition, using every letter except V.
One of the most recent such words to be added is 'za' which is a colloquial abbreviation for a pizza.
The only number (in English) that scores its own value when played on a Scrabble board (excluding bonus squares) is TWELVE.
In one episode of The Simpsons, Bart played the fake word KWYJIBO in a Scrabble game, defining it as a "balding North American ape with a small chin".