May 04

Online Scrabble vs Literati

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Online Scrabble vs. Literati

There’s no doubt that Scrabble’s the better game ‘ having the same hundred tiles in the bag at the beginning of the game instills and enforces a bit of discipline. Literati, a Scrabble knockoff at Yahoo Games, has a letter randomizer that might throw three Q’s or Z’s ‘ or even crazier, eight or nine S’s ‘ into a single game. The changes in letter values (from one point to five) and placement of premium squares is not a problem, but the possibility that you might spend most of the game with a rack full of CCIUUXY is infuriating.

Still, the Internet Scrabble Club has a wretched user interface (which might be easier for Windows users, but I wouldn’t know), so I mostly play Literati, marking my 2nd anniversary and 1287th game this week. The first thousand games were a process of absorbing words into my vocabulary, but the last few months I’ve been able to develop defenses and strategies. Some of them even work. When I go to my office to play a few games, I tell my wife “I’m off to crush my enemies.”


  1. 1
    dodge on 27 Sep 2006 #

    just wanna play

  2. 2
    dodge on 27 Sep 2006 #

    lets go!!!

  3. 3
    duranfan on 19 Mar 2007 #

    i wanna play 2. where can a person go t2 play a good game o scrabble????????????? please please tell me now!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4
    triggs on 4 Aug 2007 #

    played scrabble for about 20 years.good entertainment.

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    Boluke on 1 Nov 2007 #

    Scrabulous is blocked at my computer. Is there a way to get around this?

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