Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the United States and Canada and by Mattel in other countries around the world. With this Instructable it is our aim to share steps on how to create a game that is similar to the experience of playing Scrabble, so we'll just say "Scrabble-Like" game tiles.
For all intents and purposes, the tiles will resemble what you might expect an official Scrabble set to contain but feel free to modify the rules in any way you wish. The necessity of creating a Scrabble-Like game for us came because we wanted to use the game for educational purposes within schools in Haiti but there was no version of Scrabble in Haitian Creole. There are many instances in various countries where a spoken language or dialect is not reflected in pertinent learning materials.
This Instructable assumes you have access to a computer, a laser cutter, and some materials for fabrication.
Done by: Allison Bland and Ralik John
Step 1: Figure Out the Orthography
Step 2: Design the Tiles
We created the tiles using Inkscape because we knew we would fabricate them using a laser cutter that works well with Inkscape. Also Inkscape is pretty reliable and it is free. However, you can use whatever graphic design program you prefer. Scrabble tiles are 2 cm by 1.5 cm. You will need approximately 100 tiles. It is actually best to replicate 100 manually instead of making a table. Make the letter in a large font and then select the subscript to make the smaller indication of the value of the tile.
Step 3: Select a Material for Fabrication
Step 4: Set-Up, Send, and Wait
Step 5: Admire Your Tiles and Get Ready to Play!
Check out the video we made of the exchange of the game!