I used to be a huge Scrabble fan. My parents and I used to play a lot when I was growing up, and we were hardcore. We had the official Scrabble dictionary, we knew all the obscure two-letter words (like xi, aa, oe, mm, etc.), and we knew that is was a cardinal sin to set someone up for a triple word score. (I usually sat to the right of my dad, who would accuse my mom of setting me up for a big score at least once a game.)
The only problem with Scrabble is that it would invariably take over an hour to play, with most of that time spent just waiting for your turn. It’s a fun game to play, but there’s just too much downtime.
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