For those who think that cheaters never win, you are wrong. Yes, I’m talking to you Dr. M.I.T. I’ve been playing Scrabble since I was a wee lad. The words I came up with (made up or not) are pulled from my lexicon. They are mine. Back then, the only time a dictionary was used was when a player’s word was challenged. Nowadays, dictionaries are provided with the iDevice and Facebook versions (and the ability to challenge is not). I’m cool with the dictionary. I’ve used it and I know my opponents use it. Big whup. There’s no real advantage added.
Since I use the Scrabble iDevice app (iTunes link) I can put together a game with random players via Facebook Connect. The other day I joined a game with some dude from Arkansas. As the game progressed the dude was emptying his rack on almost every turn. By the end of the game he had amassed an impressive 514 score. Holy friggin’ cow! Not one to back down after losing I went for the rematch and the dude hit me with a 505. Son of a biscuit! Frustrated, I finally asked him how long he’d been playing Scrabble to which he replied with a preceding LOL, “Not long. I just used Scrabulizer and smoked your a**!” Mother effer!