Sunday, January 8, 2012
The good news in Connecticut is that I have an administrative assistant that lives around the corner and who has a turntable Scrabble board. She beat me two games to none as I simultaneously played her old skool style while tending to the 21st century Words with Friends version on my phone. In some ways, having the cell phone and the in-person version of the tile game going at the same time makes for much more interactive word play (although Words with Friends lets you attempt words without being challenged - it simply tells you when a word is not a word).
We hit a snafu on the old fashion game, though, when Dictionary.com acknowledged words that her Webster's dictionary did not. It was a conundrum of whether or not a digital word book was worthier than the printed one that is traditionally used in game play. We tended to use the online dictionary more because it was more tolerant of acceptable words.
I don't know about you, but an evening playing Scrabble is always a good evening. My letters did not cooperate, but it still is fun to see how many points you can rack up. I know that if these word games continue at this pace, I will be putting tiles down in my sleep.