Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scrabble, Piled Up

Most days, BBBH and I engage in a contest over the Scrabble board, sometimes more than one game.

Last evening, we decided to kick it up to the next level, two sets of tiles, multilevel play. This is a good way to increase the challenge and to protract the game. Fortunately, we have time.






The "p" in the cope/pone intersect is the eighth tile in the stack, the "o" in the tone/pone intersect is the seventh. On the other hand, creativity did not extend to altering the "picot," but "women" started out as "woven."



We found it to be not only challenging, but a lot of fun. I'm sure we will incorporate this variation into the rotation of games we play!

7 comments:

jimgrey said...

Brilliant idea!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Never saw it done that way. I'm not a Scrabble champ, but I'm formidable at Quiddler.

vanilla said...

Jim, it is a fun variation on the old standard!

Shark, we're not champs, either. Just enjoy the game. Not familiar with Quiddler. Will have to look that up.

Grace said...

I have enough of a challenge with regular Scrabble. We haven't played in a while because my husband is a sore loser - for the first 20 years of our marriage his winning was a foregone conclusion. For some reason in the past year I have been beating him soundly. So now we don't play much.

vanilla said...

Grace, for a long time, I won more than I lost; but my Grace is giving me fits lately. And when she wins, it is often by a wide margin. We play "friendly" rules, though. A challenge incurs no scoring penalty for either side, regardless of the outcome. But it does ban use of her "madeup" words.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

My buddy Marie and I are absolutely addicted to Quiddler. But we only see each other a couple of times a year.

vanilla said...

Shark, it does look like a sufficiently challenging game!