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Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 17:05 21 Sep 2020
by mervyn
Never mind about Covid 19, Brexit or the US election, here’s something far more important. Mrs Mervyn and I have been playing scrabble at least weekly for 56 years. We have reached the point where the winner is simply the one who draws the most blanks, S’s, and Q, Z, X and J. The solution surely is to ensure a fair distribution of these letters in advance, perhaps with a draw pot per person with an equal distribution of these plus all vowels and consonants. The revolution starts here. Speak to your MP immediately. Let’s get this started. :scarf:

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 20:16 21 Sep 2020
by davie nine
Have you tried Words With Friends by Zynga?

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 21:23 21 Sep 2020
by mervyn
Looks interesting. I’ll try it.

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 10:14 22 Sep 2020
by Argylegames
I have heard good reports of upwords.

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 11:41 22 Sep 2020
by mervyn
Argylegames wrote: I have heard good reports of upwords.


I love upwords. A sort of three dimensional scrabble.

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 11:46 22 Sep 2020
by Pogleswoody
I don't see what all the commotion confusion controversy excitement flap hassle ruckus ado agitation argument bickering
bother broil bustle difficulty dispute flurry objection palaver perturbation stir storm to-do turmoil unrest upset worry wingding is about! :whistle:

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 12:18 22 Sep 2020
by mervyn
Pogleswoody wrote: I don't see what all the commotion confusion controversy excitement flap hassle ruckus ado agitation argument bickering
bother broil bustle difficulty dispute flurry objection palaver perturbation stir storm to-do turmoil unrest upset worry wingding is about! :whistle:


Very Stanley Unwinesque. Your mention of palaver reminds me of the shortest poem in the world on the subject of necrophilia.

Foreplay? What a palaver
I’d rather, have a cadaver.

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 14:12 22 Sep 2020
by Lousy_Pint
That's the good thing about getting older though Mervyn. I find, when I get the chance to play with Mrs Pint, I seem to find blanks more frequently!!

Re: Scrabble rules. A revolution needed.

Posted: 11:18 23 Sep 2020
by MickyD
mervyn wrote: Never mind about Covid 19, Brexit or the US election, here’s something far more important. Mrs Mervyn and I have been playing scrabble at least weekly for 56 years. We have reached the point where the winner is simply the one who draws the most blanks, S’s, and Q, Z, X and J. The solution surely is to ensure a fair distribution of these letters in advance, perhaps with a draw pot per person with an equal distribution of these plus all vowels and consonants. The revolution starts here. Speak to your MP immediately. Let’s get this started. :scarf:

:lol:

I think that just means you've developed into pretty nifty players over those 56 years. Poor players tend to dread those four highlighted letters because they worry that they can't do much with them, and may even waste a turn to dump them.

My dream has always been to get QUINCUNX over two triple word scores. I've always liked the word, and it's a nontuple shedload of points!