Everybody knows Scrabble, that board game, where you draw seven lettered tiles from a bag and make words on the board. Scrabble was conceived during the Great Depression by an unemployed New York architect named Alfred Mosher Butts, who figured Americans could use a bit of distraction during the bleak economic times. Butts named his game Lexico, then changed the name to Criss-Cross Words. His friend and eventual business partner James Brunot came up with the name Scrabble in the late 1930s. A lot of scrabble-friendly new words have since been introduced in the latest dictionaries, such as qi, vu, ew, cinq, qaid etc.
Love this game! I play every day, but not on a board. The apps of today allow gaming on the go and with people all over the world. I would not play it competitively but I think the exercise of making words keeps our brain sharp.
This is an almond cake with cannoli filling. The structure was easy to make but the lines on the board did not come out as straight as I would have liked. Then I printed the colored squares on edible paper and cut them of size before placing on the cake.