Members’ wisdom

Members’ Wisdom

There are the official rules of Scrabble – and then there are the “rules” that Club members have authored or learned and applied. A sampling:

DAVID LITKE

  • There’s no such thing as a triple triple (it’s so unlikely you needn’t defend against it).
  • Bingos are overrated.
  • If your opponent missed the play the first time, s/he’ll miss it the second time, too.
  • Better to have challenged and lost, than not to have challenged and lost.
  • It’s a game of luck, but you make your own luck.
  • Just play the game, and get on with life.

DAVID SPOLTER

  • If you can’t close a hotspot, open another.
  • Setting yourself up: be careful!
  • The endgame: when in doubt, play out in two moves.

ROZ GROSSMAN

  • So your opponent is picking all the good tiles? Remember that your hand and theirs go into the bag in the same way…

STEVE GOLDBERG

  • A bingo is a bingo is a bingo (make the play, and don’t worry about what it opens)
  • A vowel-heavy rack with a U and a blank? Think Q!

ZEV KESSELMAN

  • One strike [major error], your game in danger; two strikes, yer out!
  • In a close endgame, don’t empty the bag!

Anonymous

  • When you see a good play… look for a better one.