Saturday, June 1, 2024

Question: What board game was created as a distraction during the Great Depression?

Answer: 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. At first, Butts called his creation “it” before switching to “Lexiko,” then “Criss-Cross Words.”