Monday, October 22, 2007

Scrabulous, anyone? Er... Actually, a very specific someone...

I have a minor Scrabble addiction.

My favorite way to play is by email with long distance friends who are similar in ability. I've only got one game going like this right now, with a friend who currently resides in Copenhagen. We have to be closing in on 200 games played and we're close to 50-50. Most of the time the emails are only move transactions, but sometimes we'll post relevant tidbits of things that are going on in our lives. I find it a great way to keep in touch.

My second favorite way to play is via the Scrabulous application on Facebook. It's immensely popular, and many of my friends play it. The problem (no offense to my friends) is matchmaking. We need to figure out some sort of handicapping system to make it more interesting because I'm currently undefeated with no end in sight. The problem is that I want to play with friends (and not strangers), but I want to have more competitive games. Moreover, my friends are in the same boat -- few of them want to keep playing against me because I play all the "cheesy" 2 and 3 letter words like qi and aal.

I guess my hope is that a Facebook friend who is of equivalent ability challenges me to a game. Failing that, I guess I'll just need to start spamming my friends with lists of all the 2 and 3 letter words.

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