I play Scrabble on Friday evenings at my local Scrabble club. We are only a small group, with six members, but we manage two tournaments a year – one with a handicap, which I actually won this year, I don’t know how – and the other one scratch. It is about 6 years since I last won a trophy, as we have a younger member with a brilliant memory who usually wins. I wish I could remember all the new three-letter words. I still can’t memorise the old ones, let alone learn new ones. Those of you who play the game will understand how useful they are for making add-on words (adding to a two-letter one) so you can, hopefully, put down your ‘bonus’ (seven-letter word that gives an extra fifty points) on the board. I spend ages every day playing it on my Kindle Fire, playing about twelve different games. One advantage of playing on that is it tells me the best word I could have made. Sometimes, I have to kick myself for not noticing it, but often, I have never heard of the word. Some, like, ‘YOHIMBE’ and ‘KYLICES’ mean nothing to me at all. I need to look them up in my Scrabble dictionary. A job for later.


About angelarigley

Married, with 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Besides writing my books and also the occasional poem or short story, I enjoy reading; singing in my church choir; researching my family tree. especially in the Lake District; flower arranging; bird watching, especially in the Lake District: my favourite place (sorry, I might have already mentioned that); playing Scrabble; Sudokos
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6 Responses to Scrabble

  1. timthepoet says:

    Scrabble it’s such a good game. Good for wordsmiths or aspiring wordsmiths.

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  2. knotrune says:

    New three letter words? Are these real words or silly scrabble words? πŸ™‚


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