Polyglot Scrabble

Today I received an email from someone at Mattel, the owners of Scrabble, about their plans to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Scrabble this year.

One idea they’re working on is to run a polyglot Scrabble game where you can play Scrabble in a number of languages at the same time. It’s likely to be staged in Spain and there will be a monetary prize for the winner.

They’d like to tap into a network of people who speak a number of languages who might represent their countries. Do you belong to or know of any Scrabble clubs or organisations that might be interested in this? Or might you be interested in it yourself?

If you can help, please contact Philip Nelkon at Mattel Games.

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0 Responses to Polyglot Scrabble

  1. Chris says:

    Sounds like fun. I want to play!

  2. jdotjdot89 says:

    I would love to play–but what do you think the chances are that I could play a game of scrabble with, say, Hebrew and English at the same time?

    I wonder how well it would work with multiple writing systems… hehe

  3. LandTortoise says:

    This is intriguing. It reminds me of Hermann Hesse’s wonderful book Das Glasperlenspiel (Glass Bead Game)- a fictitious game incorporating all known knowledge into its moves and rules!