Cheating at scrabble

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Over The Hill, 17 Aug 2012.

  1. Sorry I am a bit slow on this one.

    So some kid sneaked in two blanks into a game. How could he then play them without being caught?
    There are two blanks in a game and if he plays extra then it will be obvious.

    If you want to cheat then take eight letters and hide the last one until you need it and then near the end take one less. (Not that i do)

    (is it worse to be in a scrabble competition or to talk about it on here?)
  2. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    It's the principle... something we're good at on here!

    Mrs A_T was helping with a Middle School Christmas Fair tombola when she became aware that the 2 girls helping to set it up [daughters of the Chairman of the Governors... makes him sound a bit posh but he isn't like that] were keeping hold of the winning tickets ending with 0 and 5 and passing them round to their clique.... had a quiet word with them both and insisted that they put them all back and paid for their tickets like everyone else. She didn't make a fuss at the time- just watched them like a hawk.... the 2 girls turned out OK- they were very contrite at the time and very scared... both have mentioned it to Mrs A_T as a lesson learned since- they are 26 and 22 now!
  3. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Tut, tut, cheating:gun: Wouldn't catch me doing that.

    Oops, my spare ace of hearts has fallen out of my sleeve.
  4. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    * throws table over and draws guns.... piano player stops and the saloon hushes.....*
  5. Edwards80

    Edwards80 Über Member

    Stockport, UK
    On the subject of scrabble, I swallowed a bunch of the letters by mistake this morning.

    Could spell trouble when I go to the loo later.
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  6. Bman

    Bman Veteran

    I thought it was the other way around, the cheater tried to get rid of the two blanks he had been delt by dropping them?

    This made sence to me as the blank tiles do not give you a score.
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Surely, having two blanks and a few top-scoring letters would give you some pretty impressive scoring possibilities?
  8. Bman

    Bman Veteran

    Not really (IME). Ok, it might give you more options to use the high scoring letters, but unless you place all 7 tiles at the same time to get a 50point bonus, or use the blanks to place a high scoring letter on a bonus square, your score is the same with or without the blanks.

    Also, if you are left with a blank tile when your opponant wins, its a -25point score for each blank you have left.
  9. al78

    al78 Veteran

    Having the two blanks gives you far more options to put a seven or eight letter word down and get the 50 point bonus.

    I've never heard of the -25 point rule, when did that come in?
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    We are speaking about the game where the object is to make as many rude words of less than 5 letters aren't we?
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Someone ought to have a word in his ear.
  12. Bman

    Bman Veteran

    I should have said, I have no idea about competition rules. Ive just played Scrabble socialy. However, Im pretty sure that rule applies on the several Scrabble games I have on the PC. I cant find anything to back that up from google, so maybe I'm wrong?

    Anyway, I'm crap at Scrabble! My Wife always beats me :sad:
  13. mikelanders29

    mikelanders29 New Member

    I have found a dozen things saying scrabble cheating is an offense and those players deserve what they are doing in the competition. We want safe and clean scrabble tournament which gives opportunity to new players.
    scrabble help
  14. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I'm feeling a bit too ill to go and dig out my old Travel Scrabble set but I remember noting some of my high scores and I think they were high-500s in 2-player games. I haven't played for about 7 years and quite fancy a game now.
  15. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    ...on the slake
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