Monday, December 29, 2008
Well, Hamburger and I had our inaugural game and he trounced me. The final score was 700 and something to 600 and something. I've blocked the details.
Hamburger has the irritating ability to use all of his tiles. He usually manages it once a game. Sometimes more. This time it was unleaded that put him in the lead, and I was never able to catch up. I blame it on the fact that I was consonant challenged for a good portion of the game.Many of you asked if it's the same game, only longer. And yes, it does take a good amount of time to play. But the board is larger, and Hamburger and I agree that you seem to be able to spell longer words. We also made good use of the board. I'll confess to using squee in order to nab a quadruple word score. Hamburger never challenges, and I never confessed my doubt that it's a real word. I figure if I've seen it around the internets it's fair game. Of course, he had to turn it into squeeler and hit a triple word score, so so much for my cleverness. Especially since I just now realized squealer is spelled with an a. I think I need to start reading the dictionary.
Anyways...two thumbs up. I'd recommend it for all you Scrabble lovers. Just make sure you have plenty of time for a game.