Scrabble, the classic crossword game, helps to foster communication, competitiveness, confidence as well as English skills. An important benefit of playing Scrabble is that it teaches students of all ages to expand their vocabularies, it also improves word-derivation skills. Students who play Scrabble learn to use prefixes and suffixes much more easily (and correctly) than people who don’t play similar word games. Students are learning without realizing it!