Sunday, November 3, 2019


MAZURKA: a lively Polish dance in triple time.

I actually found this one while playing HQ trivia. Anyone else into that?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


PHTHALATES: handy, because, if you have ALTHEAS and can't play it, perhaps someone has played PHT on the board already and you can extend it?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


I was happy to discover that the best scrabble simulation software, Quackle, was still available for download. Have you tried it? You can find it here

Monday, October 15, 2018

Best way to study words on the go?

 Since I began considering getting back into serious scrabble play, the next step was obviously to figure out how to study words again.  Previously, my go-to method was using the Zyzzyva app for the iPhone, but woe is me! It only exists for the desktop computer now. Will I have to go back to the old-school flashcards on index cards method?

I’m still in the process of trying to find an app that will quiz me, using the card box method, as well as showing me words in alphagram form... let me know if you have any leads.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

New Scrabble Words?

Hello! It's been a while since I've posted on here, but then I read a recent article talking about new words being added to the Scrabble dictionary: 'ok' is ok to play!? Sounded crazy. So basically, the OSPD (Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary) has been updated. However, the official tournament dictionary has not been updated; mainly because they like to allow players time to study the new words before releasing it. It's likely that it won't be official until sometime next year. But stay tuned, I plan to list some of the new words that will almost definitely be introduced to tournament play- in addition to already being in effect for casual players.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

AAAHIPTY: finally

I learned this word 5 years ago, when my wife and I vacationed in Cancun and got to eat it. Finally got to play it.