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  • 5. 8. 2008 14:54

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Mosher_Butts
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    Eventually, he sold the rights to entrepreneur and game-lover James Brunot. Brunot made a few minor adjustments to the design and renamed the game "Scrabble", a word meaning "to grope frantically" [From the Dutch "Schrabben," to scrape or scratch]
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    By 1952, the Brunots could no longer keep up with demand and licensed game maker Selchow and Righter to market and distribute the game.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selchow_and_Righter
    In 1952 they licensed Scrabble from James Brunot, then purchased that trademark in 1972.[1]
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    Selchow and Righter was purchased by Coleco Industries in 1986 for US$75 million in cash and notes.[3] In 1989 Coleco declared bankruptcy and its primary assets were purchased by Hasbro for US$85 million in cash, plus US$28 million of options.[4]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasbro#Toys_and_games
    Hasbro is the largest producer of board games in the world as a result of its component brands, such as Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, Wizards of the Coast, and Avalon Hill (all acquisitions since the 1980s). As a result it has well known and top selling games such as:
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    Scrabble
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble
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    The name Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. in the United States and Canada and of Mattel elsewhere. Scrabble was a trademark of Murfett Regency in Australia, until 1993 when it was acquired by J. W. Spear & Sons (now a Mattel subsidiary). The game is also known as Alfapet, Funworder, Skip-A-Cross, Scramble, Spelofun, Palabras Cruzadas ("crossed words") and Word for Word.
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