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Two or more players play it on a special board. They move according to the throw of dice, engaging in mock real estate transactions with play money. 
Charles Darrow invented the game in 1933. The object of the game is to become the richest and the only player by buying and selling property and collecting rents. 
We need a board marked with coloured groups of properties and others: railway stations, jail, taxation, cards for chance, model houses and hotels, play money, a token for each player and a pair of dice.

Children from Romania can buy this set game from bookshops. 
One player is chosen to be the banker he/she must keep bank transactions separate from his/her own money. When the game starts each player must take a set of Monopoly play money and a token. 
The token is moved round the board according to the dice score. 
The players go round the board buying up properties. Next phase: the player start to develop their properties building houses and hotels. 
The last phase: the sites are developed to the point where rentals become prohibitive and bankruptcies of the other players are effected or pending. 
Raluca Antonache
8th grade
"Duiliu Zamfirescu" School, Focsani, Romania

It is a word game played with lettered tiles placed as in a crossword puzzle. 
The game was invented in 1931 by Alfred Butts and developed and refined by James Brunot later, in 1948. Lots of variants are played in the world. 
The lettered tiles have values from 1 to 10 points depending on the frequency of their appearance in the language. There is on the board some bonus squares, doubling or tripling letter' or words' value. 
Each player gets seven letters at the beginning of the game. She/ He completes the seven letters every time he/ she completes another word on the board. 
All the words from dictionary are permitted except those with a capital letter, abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes. The word can be changed before the next player begins his/her turn. 
The winner is the player with the best result. 

Jocul de scrabble 

Se joacã cu piese insciptionate cu litere precum la rebus. 
Jocul a fost inventat în 1931 de cãtre Alfred Butts, dezvoltat si perfectionat apoi de James Brunot, în 1948. În întreaga lume se joacã o multime de variante. 
Piesele cu litere au valori de la 1 la 10 puncte, în functie de frecventa aparitiei lor în limbã. Exista anumite pãtrate speciale care dubleazã sau tripleazã litera sau cuvântul. 
Fiecare jucãtor ia 7 piese la începutul jocului. Acesta îsi va completa cele 7 litere dupã fiecare folosire a pieselor sale într-o rundã. 
Sunt permise toate cuvintele existente în dictionar, cu exceptia celor scrise cu majuscule, abreviatiile, cele derivate cu prefixe sau sufixe. 
Cuvântul format anterior poate fi transformat de urmãtorul jucãtor, prin adãugarea unei piese sau a mai multora. 
Câstigãtorul este participantul cu cel mai mare total de puncte realizat. 

Florin Postolache
8th grade
"Duiliu Zamfirescu" School, Focsani, Romania
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