Scrabble players wanted August 19, 2009 5:57 PM   Subscribe

Scrabble, anyone?

I've become addicted to Facebook and iGoogle Scrabble. Any MeFites up for a game? MeMail me or reply to this thread if you're down.

Perhaps we can have a tournament of sorts as well, if enough people want to do it.
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:57 PM (35 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Yes!
posted by SpacemanStix at 5:59 PM on August 19, 2009


Y4   E1   S1   I1   M3   I1    N1
posted by mattdidthat at 6:04 PM on August 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Affirmative!
posted by futureisunwritten at 6:04 PM on August 19, 2009


I've been playing over at isc.ro. Handle is the same here. Other MeFites listed in this older thread.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:08 PM on August 19, 2009


This idea does not make up for your most recent post.
posted by gman at 6:18 PM on August 19, 2009


I stopped playing Scrabble, on principle, when the dictionary refused to believe that I could use "cockbadger".
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:26 PM on August 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm totally in, but reenum, what about that crazy FPP post!?!?!
posted by iamkimiam at 6:36 PM on August 19, 2009


Well folks, I did think the flowcharts were funny. In retrospect, I probably should have thought things through more. I'm working on another, less offensive, and more interesting FPP for sometime next week. Hopefully, that will redeem me. There are things that horribly offend some that I find amusing. The FPP was definitely skirting that line for me, which means I shouldn't have put it out for MeFi. Please forgive me.

In the meantime, please MeMail me with links to your FB profiles. I have little going on besides the Scrabble.
posted by reenum at 6:49 PM on August 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


You had me redeemed at Scrabble.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:12 PM on August 19, 2009


I'm on Facebook and yes it's my real name, no matter what anyone says. Got the Scrabble iPhone App, which can connect with the Facebook app. Bring it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:20 PM on August 19, 2009


I'm not all that good, but I enjoy it. My Facebook is linked to in my profile here. Quick question though. With Scrabble on Facebook is it a live game or what? I'd prefer a not live thing with my crazy schedule.
posted by theichibun at 7:28 PM on August 19, 2009


I want to play scrabble...and I want to know what post y'all are talking about...where is it?
posted by milestogo at 8:01 PM on August 19, 2009


No, it's not a live game at all, you can take as long as you want between turns.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:10 PM on August 19, 2009


I'm in for Facebook scrabble, but would rather not link my facebook profile here...what to do?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:14 PM on August 19, 2009


Well in that case definitely count me in.
posted by theichibun at 8:18 PM on August 19, 2009


Isn't there Mefi Facebook group? Perhaps link to people through that?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:20 PM on August 19, 2009


Wait wait wait. Are you telling me that the iPwn scrabble can be linked to my FB account?

OH HELL YEAH. (fb in profile or memail me. )
posted by eyeballkid at 8:22 PM on August 19, 2009


EmpressCallipygos, feel free to MeMail me or anyone else you'd like to play with the relevant details.
posted by reenum at 8:27 PM on August 19, 2009


Oooh, Scrabble is fun. Somebody should definitely start that Facebook group, and announce it here.

Also, if anybody wants to Scrabble with me in the meantime, send me an email!
posted by iamkimiam at 8:49 PM on August 19, 2009


I'm in, as long as I never ever get another fine hand of I U I U V I U. That tile collective can cordially bite me. The handle's the same on facebook.
posted by julen at 8:50 PM on August 19, 2009


Oh hey, there's already a MeFi group on Facebook! Just do a search for Metafilter on FB and you'll see it. Over 1,000 peeps already. Scrabble on.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:55 PM on August 19, 2009


iamkimiam started a Scrabble thread in the MeFi FB group. Please post there to find players.
posted by reenum at 9:13 PM on August 19, 2009


I'm up for it but have no idea how to go about it. Joined the group, added the application, now what?
posted by tellurian at 2:34 AM on August 20, 2009


Add some mefits as friends, add the Scrabble app and then go into the app and create a game, adding a Mefite (or two or three) as your oppenant.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:59 AM on August 20, 2009


Thanks Brandon Blatcher.
Damn! I sent a friend request but they may not know my real name. This is a real outer of an application. I have in the past kept my MeFi personae separate from real life but I love Scrabble hugely and have no real-life competitors so I'm outing myself.
posted by tellurian at 5:05 AM on August 20, 2009


More people to feed my Scrabble addiction!
posted by bassjump at 6:03 AM on August 20, 2009


Yay for trying to spell before coffee!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:22 AM on August 20, 2009


I sent a friend request but they may not know my real name. This is a real outer of an application. I have in the past kept my MeFi personae separate from real life but I love Scrabble hugely and have no real-life competitors so I'm outing myself.

I just GOT a friend request from someone whose name I don't recognize, and my real name is on facebook and no one here would necessarily know it. But I posted under my real name over in the "mefi scrabble" thread in the Mefi facebook group (although I do cop to my MeFi name in that post).

What I've been doing if I get a friend request from someone whose name I don't recognize is what I always do -- send a message and ask for clarification on how I know them. If I hear from them "I saw you in the Mefi scrabble group", then sure, I'll friend you. I also promise to keep people's MeFi names or real names private unless specifically permitted otherwise.

This seems like it'd be workable, for anyone concerned about crossing the streams.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:42 AM on August 20, 2009


Oh hey, this might help too...create a friend list called "MeFi" or whatever, and when you get/make a friend request, just make sure to add them to the MeFi friend list. You can modify the MeFi list to limit how much personal info they see.

Also, 3 or 4 person MeFi Scrabble games are a bit more fun (although 2 is great too!)
posted by iamkimiam at 7:12 AM on August 20, 2009


are we talking just Scrabble, or Wordscraper (the scrabble look alike) too?
posted by darsh at 10:08 AM on August 20, 2009


If you prefer Lexulous (I like bingoing), my FB information is in my profile.
posted by box at 11:57 AM on August 20, 2009


I love the Scrabble! So I joined the FB MeFi group and posted in the Scrabble conversation. Hit me up for some Scrabble, folks!
posted by trip and a half at 12:32 PM on August 20, 2009


If you prefer Lexulous (I like bingoing), my FB information is in my profile.

....Wait. Are Lexulous and Scrabble two different things on FB?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:01 PM on August 20, 2009


Yup--Lexulous, Scrabble and Wordscraper are all Scrabble-esque FB apps.

If memory serves: Lexulous is a regular Scrabble board with tweaked tile distribution and eight tiles in a rack (and bingo bonuses for using either seven or eight). It'll do British or American English.

Scrabble is regular Scrabble. For Americans, at least, they offer TWL or a Merriam-Webster word list.

Wordscraper, if memory serves, offers a bunch of custom boards with Quintuple Word Scores and stuff. The default board, though, is a Super Scrabble board. The tile set is larger (I'm not sure if it's the Super Scrabble set), and the point values are tweaked. They offer American and UK English.

All three offer regular and challenge games. I don't believe any of 'em, or any other FB Scrabble-like, lets you play w/SOWPODS. (I'd love to be wrong, though.)
posted by box at 5:38 PM on August 20, 2009


Best brush off ever:

"Oh, I'm off New Zealand nowand won't have access, so I'm going to have to forfeit. Sorry about that."
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:42 AM on August 23, 2009


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