Fabulous Scrabble

Nerdism

I’m a self-proclaimed nerd.

But when it comes to Scrabble, I am in an area that far surpasses the common nerd. Something about the game just gets my mind working in overdrive.

I really don’t get to play that often. The games that you find for computers are either too easy, or too difficult to be believable (the computer spells seven letter words every turn). It becomes boring or tiresome.

As with most things, human competition is best. There is a great deal of variablilty between players. Not to mention it is a lot more fun to trash talk each other.

With the computer, you usually have a good idea within a few moves whether you will win or lose the game. But with people, you have no idea.

When Facebook implemented the Scrabulous application I was pretty happy.

The ability to play extended turn-based games of Scrabble with multiple opponents was a very exciting prospect, so I wasted no time in installing it. I don’t normally like installing applications into my profile, but this was a huge exception.

Someone asked me why I like the game so much, and it occurred to me that the philosophy of playing the game is a lot like life…


You make the most with what you’ve got.