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  Scrabble - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Because of the special skill-set required to be a successful tournament Scrabble player, most of them are geeky, but unfortunately are too geeky to make it a go as a computer programmer nerd or lacking the body fat or hockey jerseys of a sports nerd.
They give up much to be a tournament Scrabble player: i.e., time spent memorizing the official Scrabble dictionary and doing practice games, leaving less time available to find and keep jobs, and a loss of opportunities to socialize and hence to find everlasting true love.
Scrabble was originally the catchphrase of the Hamburglar, but scrapped due to trademark litigation.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Scrabble   (936 words)

  
  Scrabble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scrabble is a popular word game and board game in which 2-4 players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a 15×15 game board.
Scrabble is referenced frequently in pop culture, most likely due to its popularity, accessibility, and universal familiarity.
Scrabble and the tournament scene revolving around it are the subject of the documentary Word Wars.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scrabble   (6823 words)

  
 Miniature Dachshund Puppies and the terrible breeder Scrabble came from in Georgia.
We argued about Scrabble’s health and she said to me that she was not responsible for what may have happened after I took Scrabble home.
During the early days of Scrabble’s ordeal, I mentioned to Patti the extent of the Vet bills and she told me that the charges were exorbitant and that we should bring Scrabble back to her Vet, where she gets a much better deal.
Scrabble was on the road to healing but we were amazed to find out that there were others with similar problems that seemed to go unresolved.
www.ittybittydachshunds.com   (1734 words)

  
 NPR : Scrabble, Present at the Creation
At this week's National Scrabble Championships in San Diego, more than 700 tile-jockeys are vying for the grand prize: a check for $25,000.
To those weaned on a less intense Scrabble, the primary challenge may be getting rid of that Q before the game runs out (Hint: try QANAT*).
Scrabble might not have existed had Butts not come upon hard times during the Great Depression.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/scrabble   (1286 words)

  
 Scrabble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Scrabble Sprint was intense, with the pressure of time ticking away, having to call out a letter from a given pair, then see how it fits into the word, then having to guess the word (usually with an intentionally misleading clue).
Scrabble was a fairly solid game, but the 1993 revival wasn't...cheaper payoffs, cheaper set, etc. Oh, and the spelling format that yielded the whole "mosquito" incident described above was actually intro'd in mid-1985, after the show had been on about a yr...wisely, they dumped it and went back to the original format after 2 mos.
I was told that 'Scrabble' was the most complicated game show on television, as it had nine computers needed to run the game.
www.jumptheshark.com /s/scrabble.htm   (1878 words)

  
 Swedish Scrabble: Summary in English
But for the Scrabble players from abroad with a general interest in different versions of Scrabble here is at least a short summary in English.
When Scrabble first came to Sweden in the 1950's it was licensed to a company who sold it under the name Alfapet, so this is what most Swedish Scrabblers have grown up with.
As it is now Swedish Scrabble has a lot less words than English Scrabble, but with inflections it would actually have more words, because of the richer morphology, even though SAOL is a rather small dictionary.
stp.ling.uu.se /~starback/scrabble/summary.html   (814 words)

  
 830! How a carpenter got the highest Scrabble score ever. - By Stefan Fatsis - Slate Magazine
The two men set three records for sanctioned Scrabble in North America: the most points in a game by one player (830), the most total points in a game (1,320), and the most points on a single turn (365, for Cresta's play of QUIXOTRY).
On Scrabble's members-only list-serve, Crossword Games-Pro, most players have hailed this harmonic convergence of vowels and consonants as a triumphal moment.
Given that Scrabble is played in more than 200 clubs and there are more than 200 tournaments a year in North America, the thinking goes, it was inevitable that Mr.
www.slate.com /id/2152255   (1896 words)

  
 Scrabble® Info & Resources
Playing Scrabble® by modem makes it possible to "cheat" by using help devices, such as the Franklin OSPD® (out of production, but still available from Bob Smith), or the WORDY list generating utilities running on a second computer or in a separate window under X. The ethics of doing so are subject to further discussion.
Scrabble® is an very good game, but it falls far short of being a great game.
Scrabble® is essentially reductionistic and mechanical, and ultimately sterile.
personal.riverusers.com /~thegrendel/scrab.html   (1950 words)

  
 BigDoggy Scrabble Page
Scrabble is without a doubt the world's most popular word game, played by millions of people in dozens of languages.
For $18 a year, you'll receive a list of Scrabble Clubs, lists of words to help you be competitive, and 8 issues of the NSA newsletter with all sorts of news, puzzles, strategy, notices, and all kinds of other good things.
Scrabble tiles with a smooth face so the blanks can't be identified by touch.
www.cyberonic.com /~bigdoggy/scrabble.html   (1850 words)

  
 Scrabble History - Invention of the Scrabble Board Game
In the summer of 1996, the Butts family, the National SCRABBLE® Association and the Milton Bradley Company agreed to conduct a formal study to determine the correct chronology.
Authorized by the makers of Scrabble Brand crossword games, this newly revised and updated edition is the book that millions of Scrabble players call their bible.
The story of SCRABBLE is a classic example of American innovation and perseverance.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventions/story059.htm   (1235 words)

  
 AskOxford: Scrabble
Scrabble – subject of fiercely fought national tournaments in the UK, US, and Australia, arouser of vocabulist passion, and inspiration of literary comment.
In the three years from 1949 to 1951 sales of Scrabble remained at the disappointingly low level of under 10,000 per annum.
Scrabble was introduced to Australia in 1953, being published there by T. Urban, and in 1954 to the UK through J. Spear and Son, who continue to market and promote the game.
www.askoxford.com /wordgames/scrabble/?view=uk   (863 words)

  
 Scrabble
He said he wanted to look into making a computer program better at winning the game of Scrabble by creating code that was better able to predict the letters the opponent had.
In the 1980s, a number of Scrabble programming efforts emerged, and by the end of the decade, it was apparent that these programs were strong players.
Scrabble is a game of imperfect information with a large branching factor.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/scrabble.html   (897 words)

  
 Debian -- scrabble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Scrabble is a hybrid of crossword mentality, positional strategy, and a true test of your language mastery.
This package is not for beginners as the display does not include letter values or a description of what the symbols on the board represent.
You must be familiar with the game of Scrabble before trying to play this version.
packages.debian.org /unstable/games/scrabble   (234 words)

  
 The Man in Blue > SSCrabble
After whipping up the tiles in a couple of minutes it struck me as a bit trivial to implement just the generator and thought it might be cooler to be able to place the tiles on a board.
I play Scrabble online at http://www.thepixiepit.co.uk/scrabble/but their interface looks dated compared to yours, though you can type your words in and shuffle tiles in your rack.
I love Scrabble (second only to Monopoly - can't beat a good entrepreneurial game whose goal is making money), and this is about as close to the real thing as I can get in a limited time without playing another person.
www.themaninblue.com /writing/perspective/2004/01/27   (6369 words)

  
 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/scrabble
In the huddle they'd talk about running "post patterns," and they'd scrabble plays in the grass.
Heard by Maidment but not seen, the dog, called Rosie, yawned, then pushed herself on to her feet, slipping about on the polished boards with a scrabble of paws.
Scrabble derives from Dutch schrabbelen, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of schrabben, "to scrape; to scratch."
dictionary.reference.com /wordoftheday/archive/2003/03/07.html   (146 words)

  
 AskOxford: Scrabble Rules
Procedure Scrabble uses a board of 225 squares (15 by 15), on which players form interlocking words using 100 ‘tiles’ bearing letters of the alphabet.
Scrabble for Juniors is a boxed game using a two-sided board: on one side, children can play a normal game of Scrabble except that there only 13 by 13 squares and the scoring is simplified; on the other side, young children have to place letter tiles on words already printed on the board.
Unscrabble (or Scrabble in Reverse) involves removing letters from the board: players remove between one and six tiles from the board at each move, but the letters they leave must spell proper words interlocked with one another.
www.askoxford.com /wordgames/scrabble/scrabblerules/?view=uk   (595 words)

  
 Scrabble at iambic.com
The Handmark SCRABBLE Game for the Palm OS is designed to play just like the classic board game.
It utilizes a drag-and-drop tile placement interface, a built-in Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary and saves partially completed games to be continued at any time.
Scrabble v1.1 now includes the full definition dictionary to view the definitions of each word as they are played!
www.iambic.com /select/default.asp?itemid=60   (264 words)

  
 Inside Mac Games Review: Scrabble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gamehouse's new Scrabble game is a welcome addition to the growing number of attractive board games now available.
It also comes with a nice set of sounds to clue you in when tiles are placed on the board, or when special scores occur.
The original Scrabble rules allow you to play against one to three opponents.
www.insidemacgames.com /reviews/view.php?ID=784   (796 words)

  
 Hasbro sends e-Scrabble a cease-and-desist letter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The SCRABBLE game board and the rules of the game are the copyrighted property of Hasbro.
Additionally, under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 1125(d), any individual who registers or uses a domain name that is identical to, confusingly similar to, or dilutive of a distinctive or famous trademark with the bad faith intent to profit from that mark may be subject to civil liability.
We also demand that you provide us with information concerning the extent of your uses of any elements of the SCRABBLE game, as well as information regarding the distribution of your electronic Scrabble game to enable us to assess more precisely the extent of the damage done.
www.e-scrabble.com /desist.html   (587 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Three-letter word sparks ESPN Scrabble scramble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It wasn't a four-letter word, but it was close enough to cause a stir at the National Scrabble Championship Thursday.
In the final round, eventual champion Trey Wright played the word "lez," which was on a list of offensive words not allowed during the tournament.
Eric Chaiken, a tournament participant and director of Word Wars, a documentary about the Scrabble championship, said the definition of "offensive" was open to interpretation.
www.usatoday.com /news/offbeat/2004-08-06-scrabble_x.htm   (398 words)

  
 Play Scrabble Online free ® by Java, Email Scrabble game or IRC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The free online Scrabble game is said to include more features than any other online Scrabble ® site in the world, and uses 'The Royal Academy Of Spanish Language Dictionary'.
In what appears to be an attempt to design an online game similar to Scrabble, yet without breaching any copyrights, trade marks or patents, Literati is a game that has altered the rules, changed the bonus squares on the board, uses a different dictionary source, and so forth, from the REAL Scrabble game.
To my knowledge, the Internet Scrabble Club is the only place online where you not only have a choice of dictionaries, you also have a choice of languages.
www.bonuswords.com /play_scrabble_online.htm   (2748 words)

  
 Macworld: Review: Scrabble
Scrabble has some nice features to simplify game play, like automatic pause if you click in a window in another application (it hides the tiles on the board so you can’t cheat in timed play) and an automatic save feature that saves the current game in progress if you quit for any reason.
You can also create several players, and since Scrabble tracks your progress, this is helpful if you’d like to keep stats on more than just yourself, if you’re on a computer that’s occasionally shared.
At $20, Scrabble from Gamehouse is a fine value for anyone who wants to relive the fun of Hasbro’s classic criss-crossing word board game on their Mac.
www.macworld.com /2006/11/reviews/scrabble/index.php   (749 words)

  
 Scrabble Quizzes and Scrabble Trivia -- FunTrivia
All of these clues are uncommon bonus words which can be used in Scrabble but they all contain a more common word.
Depending on what is on the board and whether or not you have a U, picking the Q in a Scrabble game can be a blessing or a curse.
This is a lot more difficult than my last Scrabble quiz because this time you have to change a common word into an uncommon word, rather than the other way around.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/hobbies/board_games/scrabble.html   (1055 words)

  
 SCRABBLE Dictionary - Official Electronic Scrabble Player's Dictionary - Franklin SCR-226
The Official SCRABBLE® Players Dictionary is authorized by the makers of SCRABBLE® Brand crossword games in the United States and Canada and endorsed by the National SCRABBLE® Association for recreational and school use.
Based on the Merriam-Webster's The Official SCRABBLE® Player's Dictionary, 3rd edition, this helpful handheld device will be invaluable to players at all levels, who want to master the SCRABBLE® game.
SCRABBLE is a trademark of a Hasbro in the United States and Canada and is used with permission.
www.franklin.com /estore/dictionary/SCR-226   (237 words)

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