Lets play scrabble
August 20, 2012 1:44 AM Subscribe
I'm pretty good at Scrabble. I'd like to get even better and maybe play in tournaments. What does it take to get to this level? And how can I tell whether I have what it takes? Is there any chance of making a part-time income from this or would it just be for the love of Scrabble?
posted by hazyjane to sports, hobbies, & recreation (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I play words with friends and wordfeud obsessively on my phone and I pretty much always win (over 99% of the time) against everyone I play - I know that sounds like I'm bragging and I totally suck at a lot of stuff, like chess, I just happen to have a bit of a talent for scrabble. But I don't know whether this means I'm good or that I just am not playing the right people to give me a challenge.
I also love to analyse games. I'll write down the letters that I have and likely places on the board, and after the game I'll plug these into word finders to see if I could have done better. I would never cheat while playing, though.
Is there much point in going further with scrabble? I live in an area without any kind of professional scrabble association and although I did actually try to start one, it was an exercise in frustration because no one wanted to play by the rules. I'd have to travel somewhere in order to play in a tournament. I'd like to know whether this would be worth it and what to expect. If you have any experience with this kind of thing I'd love to hear about it.
Also if any mefites want to play I would love that - email me at email@example.com or post your scrabble name here and say whether you play wordfeud or words with friends (I won't post my scrabble name here because too many IRL friends know it and I don't want to link it to my mefi account). But maybe this thread could also be a focal point for mefi scrabble matchups for anyone who's interested?