Apr. 6th, 2010 08:10 pm
erinlefey: (Angry Shadowed)
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"Any Scrabble fan will tell you that knowing how to spell Beyonce, Timbuktu, or Quorn would never help you win the game.
But now, to the horror of the purists, the game's makers are throwing out the old rule book and allowing proper nouns.
Worse still, not only will the names of places, trademarks and people be permissible, but even words spelled backwards or placed unconnected to other pieces."


Did I mention, "No"?

Apparently the game will still include the 'older' rules. That will be the version I play. I'm open-minded, but proper nouns in Scrabble? UNCONNECTED words, you can just plop down anywhere? BACKWARDS? Over my dead body.

EDIT: The lovely and erudite [ profile] emilydm did her research and discovered that Mattel was being mildly disingenuous. They're listing these rules as part of a "Scrabble Trickster" game they're releasing in the UK. Hasbro, who owns the US rights, has no interest in such shenanigans. Whew!

Date: 2010-04-07 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You posted this mere minutes after I saw it on the news. I already had the URL, I just had to copy and paste. :)

Date: 2010-04-07 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you didn't post this on April Fool's Day.

Or, maybe I wish you had...

Date: 2010-04-07 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I threw up in my mouth a little reading all of that.

Scrabble is just fine the way it's current rules read. Why on earth would anyone want to change them?! Ick!!

It's the spelling backwards and unconnected words that grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and threw me off the cliff. Proper nouns just made me queasy.


Date: 2010-04-07 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, I prefer Lying Bastard Scrabble anyways. (That's when you can make up words and they're allowed, provided you can come up with a convincing enough definition when challenged.)

Date: 2010-04-08 04:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-09 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'd have said FUCK THAT SHIT, myself.


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