Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and the game of SCRABBLE all enjoy cultural icon status in America. Alfred Mosher Butts invented a board game that combined anagrams and the crossword puzzle. The game was first called LEXIKO and then later CRISS CROSS WORDS. Butts partnered with James Brunot to change the rules and design of the game and they came up with the name SCRABBLE. Did you know SCRABBLE is a real word that means "to grope frantically?" The game was very popular in the 1950s and has been enjoyed by people of all ages.