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March 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’m in the midst of a Scrabble game via email with Dan. He is, as usual, tromping all over me, and at this slow pace I’ve figured out why: he tends to play words that are worth lots of points. You know, words that make you win the game. I, on the other hand, look for words that are at least marginally interesting, like DETOX and CUMIN, and I place them almost as soon as I find them because I am too impatient to look for better answers once I’ve found one that will work. To a large extent, I am more interested in the aesthetic and poetic qualities of the board than in the game itself.

I am also not very good at chess.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dan // Mar 6, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I’m on a good run right now. I’m only any good because I spent a weekend with Scrabble on the PC, which taught me a lot about how to play a few turns ahead. I’m still pretty bad at seeking out bonus squares and my vocabulary is so limited, it’s like whatever.

  • 2 Christie // Mar 6, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Dork. :)

  • 3 Dan // Mar 7, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Oh, I should also point out that I do prefer to use words I actually know. Like I would never play “JO” for instance. Even if I knew the definition (or had just looked it up, to make sure it was a word), it just wouldn’t seem fair to me to play “JO”. Maybe against a computer, but not against my spouse.

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