Friday marked National Scrabble Day so this weekend Queens residents are honoring the board game right in its birthplace.

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group hosted local residents to face off against one another in the popular game.

Organizers of the event say they held this event in Jackson Heights because Alfred Butts invented Scrabble in his home on 79th Street.

Participants battled one another in a tournament until a champion was determined.

Jessica Ramos, one of the board members of the group and a candidate for State Senate, was one of the organizers of the event.

"We want to celebrate the inherent creativity that Jackson Heights still has today and promote our local history," she said.

Three out of every five American homes have a Scrabble board according to a study conducted by Hasbro, an American toy and board game company.