I play Lexulous once or twice a day by email with a few friends in the UK. Lex is like Scrabble but with a few little differences to avoid any copyright infringements, such as having 8 letters and the double/triple squares on the board being in different positions. A typical score is about 30-50, so I was rather pleased to get a huge 320 in one go today, with VERBALIZE in two triples! That should be enough to win me the game in one fell swoop.
Winning the prize, men
I've been playing a dozen games of Lexulous (like Scrabble) online at any given time over past years with old College friends in the UK. I usually win two games for every one I lose. But I recently destroyed my personal record for the best score from a single move. It used to stand at 226, but with PRIZEMEN the other day, I scored 337. If that's not a game-winning move, I don't know what is. Woohoo!
First, last, lost
I play an online Scrabble-esque game (Lexulous) daily with a variety of friends, in combinations of two, three and four players. I usually hold my own, but felt a bit cheated in a recent match. Due to so many long words being laid and with me being the last to play, I only managed two words before Vix went and won the game! I managed a huge 148 and an impressive 65, but still found I'd lost by 70! Not fair!
I've just won my 500th game on Lexulous, an online Scrabble-like game which I play with three UK friends. We play "e-mail" games because of the time difference, making our moves every day or two. It's great fun - improving one's vocabulary and honing the skill of playing the right word in the right place. As you can see from the stats, I tend to win about two-thirds of the games I play. Wanna challenge me? Just sign up (click here, it's free) and search for me as "oceanofmorality". See you there!
Lex we forget
I still try and keep up with 10 games of online Scrabble, (well, the similar-looking Lexulous) playing a move or two each day. I had a few "firsts" last week:
First, there was the innocent-looking word "vitamers" [see photo] which earned me my all-time high score of 193!
And then in another game I managed to score a 7-letter word to start with, and then another and then another... after seven consecutive 7-letter words, the game was over and I'd scored over 600. A fantastic run of lucky letters. Unfortunately my long-suffering Scrabble-pal, Ratch, was the player on whom both were inflicted. But she's still playing, which shows grit, determination or just plain masochism?
Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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