kevan + scrabble   13 - Scrabble Capital
"In response to Brett Smitheram's call to make Croydon the 'Scrabble capital' of the United Kingdom, an attempt to calculate the current Scrabble capital of the United Kingdom, on the basis of highest word score."
creations  cities  scrabble 
december 2017 by kevan
For World’s Newest Scrabble Stars, SHORT Tops SHORTER - WSJ
"The data showed how often a long word would leave the player vulnerable to a counterstrike or a series of bad draws."
scrabble  games  words 
may 2016 by kevan
The Canonical List of TWL2 Anamonics
"If we can remember the phrase 'RELAXING BY HIS CELL DOOR' for the stem 'INMATE', we will never waste time trying to find a seven-letter word in 'AEIMNTU' ('INMATE'+'U'), because there are no 'U's in that phrase."
games  scrabble  words  memory 
october 2014 by kevan
Lazy Scrabble Players, Here’s Your Book -
"Stephin Merritt, the songwriter for the Magnetic Fields, has channeled his side passion for Scrabble into a book chronicling all the two-letter words allowed in the game."
scrabble  poetry  words  via:sarahc 
march 2014 by kevan
Statistics and Scrabble, Together At Last - A.C. Thomas, Scientist
"One goal of this was to figure out how much of the variance in score comes from the tile order and how much comes from the board, given that a tile order would be expected. It turns out to be about half-bag, half-board. [...] The blank is worth about 30 points to a good player. [...] The Q is a burden to whichever player receives it, effectively serving as a 5 point penalty."
games  scrabble  maths  via:mattgreen 
january 2012 by kevan
Spacing Photos » WHATEVER: Scrabble in Kensington
Street Scrabble - giant tiles played onto an entirely-chalked board. Maybe they couldn't find a big enough grid of paving stones.
scrabble  todo  via:holly 
july 2006 by kevan
go anywhere disposable scrabble game.
Well, "go anywhere without a slight breeze" - a printable Scrabble board, but with cut-out paper tiles. Maybe I'll work on a tileless paper version.
games  scrabble  paper  travel  via:ole 
october 2005 by kevan
Welcome to Play
An utterly ruthless bunch of card-counting, Scrabble-board-scanning client-side robots to help you win unfairly at Yahoo games. Includes a Quantum-Leap-style pool-aiming laser overlay, ludicrously.
games  cheating  cards  scrabble  software 
april 2005 by kevan
ABC News Online: Divers Scrabble for a Guinness Record
Deep-sea Scrabble. "We had to make sure the board wasn't going to get washed away or dissolve under water, so I had to get a metal board made up." Remember the gnomes.
scrabble  board  games  water  lunacy 
february 2005 by kevan
Scrabble: How to Score 1682 in a Single Turn
A horrible contrived maximum (Scrabble dictionary legal) score.
board  games  scrabble 
august 2004 by kevan
Wikipedia: Maven (Scrabble)
Scrabble AI that does most of its work in the final moments: "Maven's game play is sub-divided into three phases: The "mid-game" phase, the "pre-endgame" phase and the "endgame" phase."
board  games  programming  scrabble 
august 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited Books | On the rack
The Guardian plays gestalt Hay Festival guests at Scrabble. Dylan Moran: "My word doesn't have to connect with the other words, does it? Or is that one of the fundamental principles of the game?"
board  books  games  language  scrabble 
june 2004 by kevan
Bad Scrabble Hands
Photos of racks with terrible letters.
board  games  lunacy  scrabble 
may 2004 by kevan

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