Dear lord of board games
Just played Scrabble for the first time on the internet. I got beaten royally by someone who had a thing going with three letter words. I was half way through the game when I realised that there was no way I would know if my opponent was cheating and nor could she know if I were doing the same. I, of course, wasn’t. But was she?
First I was outraged. What is the point if people are going to cheat? How would I ever know if I was beaten fair and square?
Then I thought this could be a different way of playing where access to the dictionary, the computer, two and three letter word lists, etc is possible for each player. It isn’t Scrabble as I know it but could acceptance of this new regime make me a better player? When I go to play in the ‘real world’ would my performance be enhanced? I am excited but not sure what my next move should be.
Puzzled of Dublin.