I love to play scrabble but the family are not as passionate as me. There is also the fact that the man of the house hates board games (philistine!) and the only ones who do like to play board games are in primary school. Their vocabularies are great but their spelling leaves a little to be desired and there is no joy in destroying the kids over a board game.
Considering the dearth of challengers in the house I was very pleased to find the scrabble game to go on my ipod touch and I have to admit that I play it far more than is good for me (and I think I am killing the battery in my ipod doing so). I have found that since my addiction began I have started thinking in a very scrabble-like way and wherever I am I find myself subconciously sorting letters into the highest score and feeling annoyed that a great word I have concocted is not part of a game.
My best word was requoted for 162 points,woo hoo! and, as you can see, my best game was 563. No I’m not playing it on the hardest setting as I am a bad loser and it is not the sort of example I wanted to set for the kids for them to see me throw it across the room when I lose. If only I could find a way of getting paid for playing scrabble I would be in heaven!