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  • tunesurfer
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    • 19th Jul 07, 4:08 PM
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    • 19th Jul 07, 4:08 PM
    Didnt even know there was such a game but it sounds like games could go on for quite a while with double the amount of tiles and a larger board to fill.

    Wikipedia seems to think that scores of 800 or more are possible for 2 players.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Scrabble
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    • Contains Mild Peril
    • By Contains Mild Peril 20th Jul 07, 12:03 AM
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    Contains Mild Peril
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    • 20th Jul 07, 12:03 AM
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    I've never played Super Scrabble, but I'm thinking 800 probably sounds like quite a modest score for a 2-player game. It depends a lot on the style of play, of course. As with regular scrabble, some players will ruthlessly block off opportunities they can't immediately use, while others will try to create chances.
    I'd make sure my scoresheet columns had room for 4 digits just in case!
  • Morty_007
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    • 20th Jul 07, 8:27 PM
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    • 20th Jul 07, 8:27 PM
    Slightly OT (Will start a new thread if preferred) but come on Martin...how much did you pay for it and where?! DH and I really want to buy it but the cheapest we have found it is 38.00ish plus P&P online....We need it to be cheaper than this...addicted to penny pinching ways i'm afraid

    I can't help with a target score I'm afraid, having not bought it yet...but i'm guessing 4 digits too.
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    • gamma
    • By gamma 24th Jul 07, 9:28 PM
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    gamma
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    • 24th Jul 07, 9:28 PM
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    • 24th Jul 07, 9:28 PM
    To all our fellow scrabble players, enjoy

    http://www.zefrank.com/theshow/archives/2006/11/112706.html
  • JonPhred
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    • 25th Jul 07, 12:03 PM
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    • 25th Jul 07, 12:03 PM
    ...It depends a lot on the style of play, of course. As with regular scrabble, some players will ruthlessly block off opportunities they can't immediately use, while others will try to create chances. ...
    Originally posted by Contains Mild Peril
    Exactly! Scrabble is essentially a war game in which you deploy your resources (letter tiles) according to defined rules (valid formations, etc.) on a battleground which has sites you wish to capture (or prevent the opponent capturing) and territory over which you attempt to exercise tactical control so as to capture sites.

    There's a hefty element of luck in the tiles you get but a superior strategist/tactician will usually tend to win over a number of matches. The level of vocabulary used in "social Scrabble" means that "word power" is rarely going to make a significant difference (people of limited vocabulary tend not to want to play Scrabble - perhaps because they perceive it to be a word game) although combatants at competition-level acquire a specialized vocabulary for the purpose.

    I was once involved in a four-player game where one player had no idea of the strategy of the game (so simply formed words from his tiles) and the following player was inevitably the runaway winner with a massive score solely because of that.
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 25th Jul 07, 2:01 PM
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    • 25th Jul 07, 2:01 PM
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    • 25th Jul 07, 2:01 PM
    I was once involved in a four-player game where one player had no idea of the strategy of the game (so simply formed words from his tiles) and the following player was inevitably the runaway winner with a massive score solely because of that.
    I agree - the MSG and I are very competitive over our Scrabble - we once allowed a third party to join a game while we were sitting waiting. The third party was a novie and the MSG was going next - it was a nightmare for me - as she left her all the triple words unblocked with easy scores (i still won though )
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    • alwaysonthego
    • By alwaysonthego 25th Jul 07, 3:25 PM
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    • 25th Jul 07, 3:25 PM
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    • 25th Jul 07, 3:25 PM
    just got addicted to scrabble blitz, dh is very amused
    • philipsw
    • By philipsw 25th Jul 07, 5:23 PM
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    • 25th Jul 07, 5:23 PM
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    • 25th Jul 07, 5:23 PM
    My Mrs and I are also Scrabble addicts and have played a number of games of SS.

    Although there are more premium score spots meaning higher scores, we find that this shifts the focus from long words (7s for bonus points) to lots of short words with strategic letters on premium scores, and so our scores are not as correspondingly high as you would expect.

    So despite similar Scrabble averages to you, scores around 650-750 seem to be about our range in SS.
  • rach
    i've got addicted to scrabble blitz since martin's post too. i'm hoping it will help my game of standard scrabble!

    i used to beat my fiancé at scrabble so he went off and learned hundreds of words systematically - now i never win (need to start learning words...)

    not for purists at all but for a bit of fun simpsons scrabble is something different. also, we occasionally play with a board and a full set of letters each to see who can make the best words from the same letters.

    now i know i should go to sleep but just one more game of scrabble blitz...
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    • Grandmasu
    • By Grandmasu 27th Jul 07, 7:27 AM
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    Grandmasu
    I love scrabble, but found the game Upwords in a car boot sale. This is like three dimensional scrabble and once you get used to it is totally addictive. Has any one else out there tried it?
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 27th Jul 07, 8:28 AM
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    Oh yes. I have upwords too. Its good for a scrabble break
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  • KathrynPenguin
    Myself and my ex hubby were total scrabble addicts, we played for hours and he had a very limited vocabulary and worse spelling than me but was an excellent tactical player and regularly could beat the pants off me and the family who were all far more superior with words. He would even practice solo agains the playstation. Of course all the practice we got in playing together improved my game to the point where I had learned all his tactics (and all the 2 letter words he had memorised along with all the Q with no U words!) and he could no longer beat me.

    Was always fun to play with a novice though - oh those rookie mistakes leaving the triples open.

    Both upwords and the new super scrabble sound excellent to me, I just need to find a new scrabble partner!
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 27th Jul 07, 9:38 AM
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    Kathryn - have you tried online Scrabble at Scrabbulous; lots of people to play there

    Result of Super Scrabble Game 1

    The MSE 914 - The MSG 820

    YAY!

    Martin
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    • alwaysonthego
    • By alwaysonthego 27th Jul 07, 9:41 AM
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    alwaysonthego
    Result of Super Scrabble Game 1

    The MSE 914 - The MSG 820

    YAY!

    Martin
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    She let you win, us women do that. Men make poor losers
    • darich
    • By darich 27th Jul 07, 10:13 AM
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    darich
    Didnt even know there was such a game but it sounds like games could go on for quite a while with double the amount of tiles and a larger board to fill.

    Wikipedia seems to think that scores of 800 or more are possible for 2 players.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Scrabble
    Originally posted by tunesurfer
    Like someone said i think 800 would be a modest score for super scrabble.
    I used to play with a friend and standard scrabble and our combined score was regularly at least 700 and occasionally was close to 800.

    Double the tiles and I'd be confident of scoring at least four figures in every game.....of course i've never played so it may be more difficult than i think!!

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  • dragonthoughts
    Where to buy Super Scrabble
    The cheapest I've found is Shire Games at 34.99 + postage.

    If you live in the Stoke area, then you can walk in to the shop (address on their web site) and buy it direct at the same price.

    Declaration of interest:
    I do go to the shop myself, and have found Nick, who runs it helpful and knowledgeable about all sorts of board and card games.
  • Morty_007
    The cheapest I've found is Shire Games at 34.99 + postage.

    If you live in the Stoke area, then you can walk in to the shop (address on their web site) and buy it direct at the same price.

    Declaration of interest:
    I do go to the shop myself, and have found Nick, who runs it helpful and knowledgeable about all sorts of board and card games.
    Originally posted by dragonthoughts
    Thank you Dragon, was begining to think I would have to start a new thread to get an answer!! Borders is selling it at 39.99, toooo expensive!!

    keeping on looking, but my resolve is slipping...you think i'd get away with buying it for my 9 week old baby?
    Morty
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  • simons
    Just got back from holiday where I have been playing Blokus - kind of like Scrabble light in that you just use blocks of different shapes (like Tetris but more of them) to occupy different parts of the board. Simple to learn, a lifetime to master). No word or letter play but a lot of the same sort of principles - highly recommended to any Scrabble players or to those looking to buy a present for one (we played the travel version, Blokus Duo, for two people, but the box had a leaflet for a Classic version that was for 2-4 people. Good fun anyhow a a good strategic challenge...

    Have just googled for a link to where you can buy it - under a tenner at Amazon and yes, possibly cheaper elsewhere!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Board-Games-Blokus-Duo/dp/B000C8UYYC/ref=sr_1_2/203-7736790-3351128?ie=UTF8&s=kids&qid=1185891508&sr=1-2


    Simon
  • babyd32
    we love super scrabble!

    we bought it from http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/super-scrabble/index.html

    it's 34.99 + postage but if you have a look around there's always a discount voucher posted somewhere and if you use quidco there's 11% cash back

    hth
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