443 Variations On A Scrabble

Scrabble is one of the greatest games ever made. Here are some variations of it:

Scrabble Fire - Basically, timed scrabble. This probably already exists, but the rules are simple. Decide on a time limit, examples tested include 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, and 5 minutes. After an opposing player picks their missing tiles from the bag, start the timer for your turn. If you aren’t in the process of playing a word when timer sounds, your turn is skipped!

Scrabble Shuffle - This is barely a variation, as it pretty much nullifies most of the long-game strategy of regular Scrabble (thanks Madeleine…). In this variation, after each turn, pick 7 new tiles and then discard your previous 7. Every turn is like a surprise!

Scrabble Babble - May be best combined with Fire, in this variation opponents are allowed to use any means necessary to distract the concentration of each other. All bets are off!

201 - Each player starts with a score of 201. Points are subtracted from this each time a word is played. The first person to hit 0 exactly wins. Words that result in a score of 1 or any negative number are not valid moves.

Deleted - In this variation, the board is set up with all tiles already placed on the board, in a specific layout, and face down. Players take turns removing tiles from the end of “words,” and using those letters to build faceup words for points.

[ Today I Was Playing: Scrabble ]

March 18, 2016

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