If you played Scrabble with me, you’d know I’m aces with two-letter words. But you probably don’t play Scrabble with me. Gobs of my friends play Scrabble. With other people. I’ve been playing Scrabble with the same six people forever. Sometimes others invite me to games and then they stop playing and I take forfeit for the win.
Here are my stats:
438 Wins, 329 Losses, 2 Draws
Best Game Score 473
Best Word ‘CRAZIES’ for 112 points
I love Scrabble.
High scores and tricky placement thrill me.
I know, you already thought I was geeky enough and now you hadda read that.
I used to play with strangers, because you can pick ‘Random Opponent’ but one day a woman accused me of cheating because I made a good word too quickly, and I decided strangers are whiny losers.
A friend of a friend started a game with me and then told me I needed to take it easy on him because he doesn’t play as well as our friend. I told him I wouldn’t let him win and played a 66-point word. Then he used all caps to tell me I wasn’t playing fair. I resigned.
Sometimes I play in French. It’s hard for me to play in French, but I think it’s good for my brain, and good for my friend who so often plays me in English.
When I had Scrabble on my phone, I played the app itself. It always wins. But! I learned a lot of weird useful words like IXORA and JAUPS and TILAK.
Also, there are glitches.
This has happened to me TWICE.
My husband played Scrabble with me for awhile, and he cheats. I know this because I live with him and not only do I know his vocabulary limits but I’m his spellcheck at least three times a week. Recently I’ve taught him the difference between peak, peek, and pique, spelled courtesy for him, and discouraged him from ever using the word layed.
In the last year or so, my mother has begun playing Scrabble with me. She likes all the posts where I’ve lost. I mean, literally, she clicks Like on them. Sometimes she even takes the time to congratulate my friends for beating me.
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