I am addicted. I have made my confession before. Confessions of a Scrabble Addict!
I have tried hard to overcome it but I have not been able to do so as I reported in My Addiction has Returned.
And now this year it has taken 27 days of my life.
We played 216 games in 2017. It takes us about 3 hours to play a game. So that amounts to 27 days playing scrabble.
We play on a super scrabble board which has twice the letters of regular scrabble and an expanded board.
We also take forever to take a turn because we are so competitive and try to either play a seven letter word which gives us 50 extra points or find a place on the board to give us triple or quadruple points.
Winning with us is like a seesaw. I get a couple of games ahead, then he comes backs, ties me and pulls ahead two or three games. The most anyone of us has been ahead is five games. When I get that many games behind, the adrenalin kicks in and I HAVE to catch up.
Keeping scores since 2008 we ended this year with a tie. We each won 107 games with two tied games. In the ten years of keeping score, I have won one more game than he has. One more game in ten years. What a tight contest!
So into the New Year we go! Suspect mounts!
Will he be able to win more games than me in 2018?
Will I pull ahead even more?
For those who follow my blog and are tired of hearing about scrabble (which proves my addiction) I promise no more posts on this subject for a while (at least I promise I will try).
So just a few scrabble jokes to end this blog and start another attempt to overcome my addiction.
- In Russia when a baby is born, the parents play a game of scrabble and the letters they pick up is the name of their child.
- Scrabble is all fun and games until someone loses an “i”
- the dreaded Old MacDonald rack – eieiooo
- I accidentally swallowed some scrabble tiles. My next movement could spell disaster.