TODAY we're going to be taking a look at one of the most popular board games in the world, Scrabble.

April 13 is National Scrabble Day a date that was specifically was chosen in honor of Scrabble's inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts.

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares.

The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns and are included in a standard dictionary or lexicon.

American architect Alfred Mosher Butts invented the game in 1938.

As of 2008, the game is sold in 121 countries and is available in more than 30 languages; approximately 150 million sets have been sold worldwide, and roughly one-third of American and half of British homes have a Scrabble set. There are approximately 4,000 Scrabble clubs around the world.

In official club and tournament games, play is between two players or, occasionally, between two teams, each of which collaborates on a single rack.

In an English-language set, the game contains 100 tiles, 98 of which are marked with a letter and a point value ranging from 1 to 10.

These photos show how people in Cumbria have enjoyed Scrabble. We can see children at a primary school with a Scrabble message, people playing Scrabble at a Tuesday club, a club at Silloth Library, and people playing at Heddon Club.