I grew up playing Scrabble with my parents, who are both quite adept at the game (though, ahem, my father is known for taking an exceptionally long time on each of his turns!) Thankfully, I've found another worthy opponent in my husband. We even took the travel version (a wedding gift) on our honeymoon, and if my memory serves me correctly =), I scored my highest word total ever: CLOVERS with 108 points. I distinctly remember we were out on the beach when it happened, and I got up and ran a victory lap after that turn!
We played a couple weeks ago with our friend, Lisa, who is also quite the Scrabble player. Unfortunately, it was a very off night for me. Here, for example, is a picture of my tray at one point near the end of the game. Bleh. (I re-created the scene later so I could share it with you and vent my disgust!) What' s a girl to do?
Anyone else a Scrabble fan? And please tell, do you allow people to look up words in the dictionary before a turn (we always did at home; call us cheaters if you will), or are you adamant like Eric that the dictionary is only for challenges?!