With a BBQ planned for this week end and lots of people to entertain. Me and the happy helpers at The Boxed Party HQ set about creating a game to play outdoors on the lawn. We have a real love of puzzles and word games so decided to create our own giant Scrabble game using bits of old cardboard. I think you will agree the results are pretty good for a lot of old cardboard boxes waiting to be recycled.
You will need
Old cardboard boxes, even old cereal boxes will do
Pen or paint for drawing the letters
Pair of scissors
2. Cut out the squares from the cardboard. Then draw on your letters, a proper game of scrabble needs the following letters
Blank: 2 tiles A: 9 tiles B: 2 tiles C: 2 tiles D: 4 tiles E: 12 tiles F: 2 tiles G: 3 tiles H: 2 tiles I: 9 tiles J: 1 tile K: 1 tile L: 4 tiles M: 2 tiles N: 6 tiles
O: 8 tiles P: 2 tiles Q: 1 tile R: 6 tiles S: 4 tiles T: 6 tiles U: 4 tiles V: 2 tiles W: 2 tiles X: 1 tile Y: 2 tiles Z: 1 tile.
Which equates to 100 squares but you may find your helpers get bored so you may end up doing the cutting out over a number of days. !!!! Once you have cut out your squares then paint or draw on the letters.
3. Once the paint has dried put all your letters in a large bin bag and there you have it Giant Homemade Scrabble. We had some great fun and all the family were able to join in young or old, although I don’t think we will win any prizes for our words.