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.
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!
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!
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?
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