James Brunot (July 24, 1902 - October 1984) was a game designer known as the developer of Scrabble. He bought the rights to manufacture the game Scrabble in exchange for granting the inventor a royalty on every unit sold. He and his wife manufactured the game at their home in Newtown, Connecticut. He is responsible for rearranged the "premium" squares and naming the game Scrabble. He sold the Scrabble trademark to Selchow and Righter which gave them exclusive rights to all Scrabble Brand products and entertainment services in the United States and Canada.
He is also the designer of Troke with Arpad Rosti.