Scrabble for Cheaters

Or as funsmith Bernie DeKoven likes to call it, Creative Scrabble. 826NYC, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write, is hosting a Scrabble for Cheaters Tournament. Talk about a FUNdraiser!
  1. Trade out a letter—$25
  2. Wheel of Fortune: buy a vowel—$50
  3. Flip a letter over and make it blank—$100
  4. Add 10 to any letter’s value—$150
  5. Add Q, Z, or X to any word, anywhere—$200
  6. Passport: play a word in any language—$250
  7. Consult the dictionary for one turn—$300
  8. Consult the Scrabble word list for one turn—$400
  9. Reject another team’s word—$450
  10. Invent a word (must have a definition)—$500

The number 10 cheat makes me wonder at the possibility of playing an entire Scrabble game with ONLY invented words. Hm. Might have to try that!

Blog Nod: DeepFun via Kottke.org

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