Podcast #7: Scrabble

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties beyond our understanding, the audio quality of this podcast is not up to our usual high standards. We’ve elected to post the podcast despite the slight audio problems and we hope you can enjoy the show.

Word freaks rejoice! For the first time, Games With Garfield is doing a podcast devoted to a single game. And the name of the game is Scrabble! Join game designers Tyler Bielman, Skaff Elias and Richard Garfield as they sift their way through the history, variants and yes, even “Garfield Garbage.” Join us for a celebration of the world’s favorite word game.

LINKS: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | Scrabble | World Scrabble Championship | Word Freak | Carcassonne | Speed Scrabble | Bananagrams | Scrabble Variants | Upwards | Boggle | Alphablitz | Quiddler | ‘Doing!’ | OSPD | Clabbers

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  1. Isaac Romsdahl,

    I’ve had the pleasure of playing 1 “competitive” game of Scrabble, with my cousins-in-law, and it was an eye-opening experience. Until that day, I didn’t know “uh”, “ah” or “oh” were even words, but I was to my horror informed that they were per the Official Scrabble Dictionary. I watched as my opponents slowly burned off any opportunities for expansion, until the board was a mass of monosyllabic utterances. I’ve played Illuminati, Tribune, Race into Space, Kremlin…you name it, I’ve been ground into a pulp playing each in turn. I’ve watched Bohnanza between 2 grown men who never traded a single bean. No game is too dirty or low. But I will never play a game like the “Prison Scrabble” I played that day.

  2. Entertaining podcast guys!

    Very excited that you discussed Speed Scrabble.

    You can play Speed Scrabble Online, if you’re interested.

  3. I thought the audio was fine btw. I’ve heard *much* worse where they didn’t even think to offer a warning.

  4. Dre,

    Nice! Neat format! :)

    Here are some games I sugggest for future episodes like this ;) :

    Space Hulk, Blood Bowl, and Monsterpocalypse :D

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