I hate scrabble!!!

May 31, 2007 at 3:00 pm 8 comments

I usually don’t write posts about things I hate. I leave that to the pros. But Charley just mentioned Scrabble.

I hate Scrabble!

Nothing sucks the potential energy out of a fun night of board games more than Scrabble does. Those little wooden tiles, with their little point values. And the the long, long, long waits while people try and make a word. And then.. they make a word, and everyone has to disagree! “That’s not a word! You can’t use plurals! Lincoln is a proper name! No it isn’t, it’s also a street” etc. Aye! I’m already getting a headache.

Then you have to add up all the little letters and pick up those little wooden tiles to see if you put your “E” tile on a triple point score.

I never want to play Scrabble in my life, ever!!! Even boardgames that revolve around balancing your monthly budget are about 100 times more fun!


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  • 1. charley  |  May 31, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Scrabble sucks as a party game, but it’s still fun. I don’t know what version you were playing where you can’t use plurals or there’s arguments about whether something is eligible. Or where you have to pick up a tile to tell if you are on triple word score. Maybe you just had a bad experience? Let’s try to work through this.

  • 2. Robert  |  May 31, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    Yeah, I had a bad experience. It was called Scrabble. You only need to play a game once to know you don’t like it!


  • 3. charley  |  May 31, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Yeah, because Cranium worked out really well on subsequent attempts…

  • 4. dave  |  May 31, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    Beyond Balderdash. Now there’s something we can all agree on. Who cares if you win? “Unsinkable they said…”

  • 5. Jenny  |  May 31, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Jim and I have been playing game after game of Monopoly. I love it. I really like this game and I’m good at it! I have won 3 out of 4 games. Those games are pretty long too, so that gives you an idea of how we’re are spending our days of unemployment.

  • 6. Naterageous  |  June 1, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Do you think it’s strange that role playing in the bedroom is exiting and naughty and role playing games are for people who believe that swords and dragons should be admired? They should change the first one to Sexy Pretend or the other one to Nerd Game.

    Am I right?

  • 7. Robert  |  June 1, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Jenny: I’ll beat you at monopoly. Hands down. EASY!

    Nate: I think Sexy Pretend is already a role playing game for those who admire dragons and swords. It involves an enchanted lacy nighty and a cursed frog prince who needs a sexy woman-mage to break his curse with her sexy moves.

    Ok, ok. I’ll admit I’m actually making that game.

  • 8. charley  |  June 1, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Dave’s right. Why focus on the things that divide us? I mean, alactaga, how about you?

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