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Chess or Scrabble?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pringle, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    All right, fellas. I want to get good at a board game, just as a little challenge.

    Which one do I choose? Why?
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member


    -Different approaches
    -Mind games

  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    No help here. I suck at Scrabble and have no idea how to play chess.
  4. doctorx

    doctorx Member

  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Scrabble. It helps you become a better writer, moreso than chess. Unless you plan on having a future as a chess writer.

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  7. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Scattegories! But I have to go with Scrabble - takes less time and causes fewer headaches than Chess. Plus, Scrabble allows for a little more humor and dirty nonsense.
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    You'd have a better chance at getting deeper into a national tournament in Scrabble than chess. So, Scrabble.
  9. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Have you seen a Scrabble tournament? The words they come up with are insane.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    "Who wants to play Stratego? I have Stratego." [/adamwest]
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Scrabble is more about placement than the insane words. Having insane words helps, because the points can add up, but it all depends on where you put the letters.
  12. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Read "Word Freak" by Stefan Fatsis if you want to understand what it takes to play Scrabble at a top level. Freaky stuff.
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