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What was your best Scrabble moment?

Asked by figbash (7441 points ) March 22nd, 2010

Were you able to play an obscure word? Able to lay down all of your tiles at once? Put down a specific word to make a passive-aggressive statement to someone you were playing with? Did you master how to use the X, Q, or Z?

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lilikoi's avatar

I once made a triple digit score on a single play but this was not in the official scrabble game – it was Yahoo Literati I think…or maybe Lexulous. I derive extreme satisfaction from putting a high point letter like Z on a triple letter within a triple word score bingo. I heart bingos, and words like xi, xu, suq, qua, qat, azo….if only I could remember what the heck they mean or where they come from… On the other hand, having 7 vowels is a total drag, which perhaps is only trumped by holding 4 C’s and no vowels.

deni's avatar

I REMEMBER ONCE I USED ALL SEVEN LETTERS ON A VERY OBSCURE WORD AND I THINK I EVEN HIT A TRIPLE WORD SCORE ON IT. MY MEMORY FAILS ME RIGHT NOW BUT I’M PRETTY SURE IT WAS AN ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. I’LL BE BACK TO THIS THREAD. AHHHH ITS GONNA DRIVE ME CRAZY

finkelitis's avatar

aquifers just now, in a 3 person game.

Vunessuh's avatar

For the record, I’m horrible at Scrabble. I’ve never won a game and I never will.
However, one time I did lay down porkier.
I was very proud of myself. :D

lilikoi's avatar

Aquifers! I love it!

deni's avatar

quone….when a patient is being rowdy, you quone them. – kramer

brownlemur's avatar

it’s loud in here…

Not my best word, but I was able to use one of my favorites: Zephyr. That word just makes me happy.

augustlan's avatar

@deni WHY WERE YOU SHOUTING???

I never get the ridiculously good scores or anything, but my specialty is using words my fellow players don’t know. The only one I can think of right now is ‘hewn’. Inevitably, the other players challenge the word because they’re so certain I made it up. I just pull out my ginormous (<< Now that’s a made up word!) dictionary and prove them wrong. :D

Interestingly, ‘hewn’ is showing up as an error in my spell-checker, while ‘ginormous’ slid right through. WTF?

Nullo's avatar

I once bracketed an ‘e’ with an ‘f’ and a ‘z’ to spell out “fez,” managing in the process to nail a triple-word score. Simple, elegant, and utterly devastating.

mrentropy's avatar

I was visiting a friend, a friend who is better than everyone at everything, and we were going through his collection of old Atari 8-bit games and sampling each one. We got up to a Scrabble game and started playing it.

I was getting trounced and had a bunch of crappy letters when I realized I could get “quagmire” across a triple word score.

To this day, I can just say “quagmire” and he’ll say something along the lines of, “I don’t want to hear about your quagmire!”

ucme's avatar

@mrentropy Giggity Giggity.

mrentropy's avatar

@ucme Giggity, indeed!

john65pennington's avatar

This occured one night in a hot Scrabble game with my wife and mother-in-law. all three scores were close and the game was about to end. i had the last play. i had the letter Y and searched high and low for a board name i could attach it to. i saw one word that might work. it would make a tripple letter word, if only my new word were actually a word. my mother-in-law made the word zinc. here i go. i place my last tile letter Y onto the word zinc to make the word zincy. my mother-in-laws red hair became the devils antlers. she tooted and snorted and challenged my new word. she looked up my new word in the Scrabble Dictionary and there it was…........ZINCY!!!!!

I won the game that night, but my mother-in-law never recouperated from the word zincy. for years, before her death, she used the word zincy over and over again, just to haunt me. i loved my mother-in-law. she was a fine lady….....but a sore loser.

lilikoi's avatar

^That was a great story. I just made pilaster on a 3x and 2x for 101 pts :)

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deni's avatar

I recently played SECRETED for 75 points!

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