I have often shared how my husband and I love Scrabble. For us it is almost an addiction.
For those who follow my blog you have already read about this, but if you are new and interested, here are the links to my stories behind our addiction.
This past weekend we realized how much we do love Scrabble!
Our power went out this past weekend. After fifteen hours without any electricity, service finally came on again, only to go out again in three hours. We had planned to play a game of Scrabble after supper.
When we started the game it was still light out and with the curtains all open we had no problem seeing the board.
Most Scrabble games take anywhere from one to two hours depending on the number of players.
But not for us!
Our games go on forever.
First, we have a “super Scrabble” board. This board is much larger than the normal game and it has twice as many tiles.
Second, we are very competitive and not only want to win but want to get as high a score as possible.
So each play may take minutes as we rearrange our tiles over and over trying to find the right word to get the most points.
We also play defensively so we need to play where our opponent does not have a chance to play on a triple or quadruple spot on the board.
So as the evening proceeded the sun slowly descended in the sky until it was dark both outside and in our house.
Did that stop us?
Not at all!
Out came the candles and the flashlights and we continued on in the dark. This only slowed our game down more as we could hardly see our tiles.
Over four hours later we finally finished the game and used our flashlight to find our way to bed.
Oh – by the way – I won!