Foreign Language Scrabble Games
Scrabble is available in 30 different languages around the world.
Scrabble is sold in 121 countries around the world in 30 languages. Over 150 million games have been sold worldwide. Scrabble can be found, sometimes under a different name depending on the country, in the following languages:
Spanish Scrabble and French Scrabble
Spanish Scrabble plays just like the classic Scrabble, but different letter values on the tiles correspond with Spanish language usage. It's a great way to practice Spanish as ...
This classic game is a kid favorite! Build your students' vocabulary, improve their spelling and watch as they have a great time! Each player uses seven wooden letters to ...Only $34.95
What goes into figuring out which letters to use?
When Scrabble was being created during the Great Depression, the inventor, Alfred Butts, carefully read the front page of the New York Times to rank the frequency of the letters used. He found that the most common letter used was E, and that vowels were used much more frequently than consonants. He then assigned values to each letter.
When translating Scrabble into languages other than English, great care is taken to measure the frequency and distribution of letters within a particular language. One can't simply use the same distribution of letters found in the English language when creating a game in a language that uses the same alphabet, such as Afrikaans. One must consider word endings, what makes a plural in that language and much more. Even languages that use a different alphabet than English but the same as another language, such as Swedish and Finnish, must be translated in a way that accomodates letter distribution within each language.
Scrabble is a great learning tool when learning a language. It really makes you concentrate when figuring out which words to play.
Swedish is my second language and I now play Scrabble, or Alfapet as it is called in Sweden, with native Swedish speakers. It is a huge challenge! When speaking Swedish I can get away with mistakes here and there, but when playing against native speakers it's a whole 'nother ball game, or word game.
It is not a measure of how well you know a language, as some people are fluent in a language but terrible Scrabble players, however, it is a pleasant way to practice and socialize.
Foreign language Scrabble games are great for homeschoolers, language clubs and keeping your skills sharp in another language.
Hebrew Scrabble and Braille Scrabble
|Hebrew Scrabble Original Game|
Limited Edition! Now in STOCK! Scrabble in Hebrew! The original game but with Hebrew Letters! A complete refresh of the classic word game. Every element, inside and out has ...
|Deluxe Scrabble Game: Braille Version|
Great fun for everyone This deluxe version comes equipped with everything you need, tiles, game board and easy to follow instructions. Braille edition features brailled tiles, ...
Letter distribution in a few languages:
- 65 letters worth 1 point: Α (12), Ε (8), Η (7), Ι (8), Ν (6), Ο (9), Σ (7) και Τ (8)
- 17 letters worth 2 points: Κ (4), Π (4), Ρ (5) και Υ (4)
- 9 letters worth 3 points: Λ (3), Μ (3) και Ω (3)
- 4 letters worth 4 points: Γ (2), και Δ (2)
- 3 γράμματα (blank)
- 0 points: blank (x2)
- 1 point: A (x9), E (x7), I (x8), N (x5), O (x6), R (x4), S (x4), W (x4), Z (x5)
- 2 points: C (x3), D (x3), K(x3), L(x3), M(x3), P (x3), T (x3), Y (x4)
- 3 points: B (x2), G(x2), H(x2), J (x2), Ł (x2), U (x2)
- 5 points: Ą (x1), Ę (x1), F (x1), Ó (x1), Ś (x1), Ż (x1)
- 6 points: Ć (x1)
- 7 points: Ń (x1)
- 9 points: Ź (x1)
Letter, Points, Distribution
Greek Scrabble and Russian Scrabble
|Greek Magnetic Pocket Scrabble|
Greek Language Magnetic Pocket ScrabbleOnly $17.99
|Russian scrabble / Erudit|
Enrich your Russian vocabulary. Promotes the development of verbal-logical thinking and active vocabulary. Contributes to memorize the correct spelling of words. Improves ...Only $22.00
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