In our house, this game is not for wusses. It’s all-out-war when Matt and I get the Scrabble game out!
We played again last night for the second time in the last couple of weeks. I LOVE this game. To give you a taste of how competitive we are:
• since college, we’ve been keeping track of who has won every one of our 70+ matchups. For a long time, I was ahead…then I started having babies, and my brain power was zapped (seriously, I think that’s what happened – brain cells leak out into your placenta or something) and Matt took the lead. He’s still winning by 4 games, I think.
• we also track words that have resulted in really high points accumulation. I currently have the only two on the list with “glitter” (I used all 7 tiles and got a 50 point bonus) worth 70 points, and “acquit” worth 72 (when played on a triple word score and with a double letter). Matt came close last night with the word “whiz”, which was 62 points, but he deemed it not worthy of the list. I have to agree…the threshold is 65 points or higher in my mind. Plus, I won’t lie; I like being the only player on that list.
Last night I came back from a huge deficit and took the lead, only to have Matt finish the game with an 11-point play (if you play Scrabble, you know that your last play of the game is usually only a couple of points).
I love that we’re both dorky enough to keep this competition going.