The book came out 30 years ago, and the film was an even bigger flop than that after-school scrabble club you tried to start.
It even threatens such veteran horizontally integrated favorites as scrabble, solitaire, and the crossword puzzle.
The best scrabble game I could come up with would be me, Jon Hamm, and Dane DeHaan.
1530s, "to scrawl, scribble," from Dutch schrabbelen, frequentative of schrabben "to scratch," from the same root as scrape (v.). Meaning "to struggle, scramble" first recorded 1630s. Related: Scrabbled; scrabbling.