Mark and I played twelve games of Scrabble over the recent long weekend. I won eleven. There were several occurrences that I found interesting enough to write about.
I always draw my tiles from the bag one at a time, even when I know that I am emptying the bag. In two of our games I discovered that the final tile that I drew was the blank.
Bingo Count over twelve games:
|CORBEILS (70)||STORINg (74)|
|CHEERiO (68)||ENDORSE (68)|
|HEMIOlA (80)||PARITIES (83)|
|DISASTER (70)||COLLiDE (83)|
|ASTERIA (74)||TRAILeD (69)|
|MImOSAS (84)||TOaDIEs (75)|
|CARNIES (82)||REVILES (70)|
|SONIcATE (74)||TRoThED (74)|
I played no bingos in the game I lost.
My draw after SONIcATE was likely the most lucrative rack I have ever picked in a lifetime of Scrabble:
KOQVWXZ = 42 points. I drew this rack in the middle of the game. Imagine if I had emptied the bag and Mark bingoed out! I kept this rack and played off the unique tiles one-by-one for big scores:
QI for 31
WEEK for 63
ADOZE for 75
OX for 52
My draw after NAIADES was another expensive replenishment: AEFJOXZ.
Read about my record for most costly end-of-game leave.