Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 10:09 pm
I think it might be over 2 years since anyone has posted anything regarding Scrabble in A2K and I'm wondering if anyone else is interested in a bit of Scrabble chat? It has been over a decade since I last played a game and only recently got bitten by the Scrabble Bug. Have Googled and found some interesting sites and naturally assumed that there would be an up-to-date forum re Scrabble here in A2K. Just asking.
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Reply Tue 2 Apr, 2013 11:37 pm
Your tiles are A E I N R S T

You'll be wanting this:


and this:


If only I played.

Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2013 07:23 pm
I went out to a friends place last night and we played 2 games. All very friendly of course. I tried to put AX on the board but was howled down. They "didn't like it", even though it was in some books but not the one my friend was using. Luckily I had a blank so was able to turn it into TAX. We are trying to write our own 'home rules' as we go along. For example, we really must know the meaning of the word before we place it on the board. Fair enough. I knew the meaning of AX but they wanted it spelt AXE. [btw, I won :-) ]
What does SOWPODS actually stand for? I tried to Google what those letters stood for, but only got more confused.
Am still working on A E I N R S T. The nearest is STRAIN with a spare E. Perhaps ESTRAIN? Just joking.
Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2013 07:31 pm
oops.. forgot to mention that I found a very good site containing almost all the words in the English language...
but couldn't find QUARTZ or QUART in their mammoth list. That bamboozled me.
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Reply Thu 25 Apr, 2013 07:39 pm
drillersmum wrote:
What does SOWPODS actually stand for?


SOWPODS is the word list used in tournament Scrabble in most countries except the USA, Thailand and Canada.[1]

The term SOWPODS is derived from the anagram of the two acronyms OSPD and OSW, these being the original two official dictionaries used in various parts of the world at the time.

There has not been any actual hard-copy list produced called SOWPODS, although the current Collins Scrabble Words, or CSW, is in effect the full SOWPODS list by a different name.

OSPD - Official Scrabble Players Dictionary

In 1988 for the first time a single list of all the valid words, without the ambiguity of discussing conjugations, declensions and plurals was published under the title Official Scrabble Words from Chambers (this would come to be known as OSW).

aeinrst .... antsier ... nastier ... stainer ... retains ... retsina ... there are more
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Reply Sun 2 Jun, 2013 02:14 am
Same boat here, love to chat scrabble but its hard to find a community out there. I know the http://www.freescrabbledictionary.com had a forum to but I think it's gone Sad
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