Without cheating, do you know how many Es there are in a Scrabble board game?
Or Gs, Is or Os?
We have had a lovely evening with MSM and played three games, the second of which was our joint best.
She was extremely well organised with a list of acceptable 2 letter words and two dictionaries in case of challenges.
No seven letter words (though I came close four times putting down 6, and had one seven letter which I couldn’t put down anywhere), but we got some good scores from the J, K, Z and Q.
MSM was having serious problems though as she seemed to pick up nothing but vowels in all three games.
Our first game had a pretty respectable 519 points, the second 585, and the third a pathetic 468. When Hubby and I play together, our joint scores are pretty similar to these.
I remember playing with my grandfather years ago and he put down all seven letters going across 2 triple word squares so had a multiple of 9 on his tiles, plus the 50 point bonus. I’ve never known anyone do it since.
When we’ve played with MOH, there is no dictionary, and we take his word for it (excuse pun) should he put down something we’re not sure of. He likes to win, and most of the time does!
My spelling at school was never very good until word games such as Lexicon and Kan u Go were introduced at home. I suddenly became an avid reader with children’s classics and now enjoy all word games, crosswords and anagrams.
Looking on the internet for best scores, our efforts tonight are totally insignificant!
The best score ever is 365 in a single turn for the word QUIXOTRY (source), across two triple word squares with a double letter score on the X, plus 50 bonus points for laying all seven tiles.
Somehow I don’t think we’ll ever be in that league, but we live in hope to at least better our scores.
1. With only one Z in a Scrabble set, the other for Quizzify would have to be one of the blank squares.
2. In case you hadn’t heard of it (like me) Quixotry is defined as behavior inspired by romantic beliefs without regard to reality (source: your dictionary.com)