About twenty years ago, I went through a spell of being a very keen Scrabble player - I knew all the allowable two letter words and all the words that contained a Q but no U, I reckoned it was a poor game if I didn't get at least 3 seven letter "bingos" and I even played in a few championships. But it reached a point where I had to decide whether to take it further, travelling all around the country to tournaments every weekend, and at the time my daughters were going through the stressful GCSE years and I figured they needed weekends to relax with their family - impossible if the family isn't there! So now I don't play at all but still have fond memories of the challenge of playing to such a high level (not to mention an impressive knowledge of two letter words).
I was pleased when a recent magazine freebie was a pack of Scrabble tiles for crafting - although not quite as keen when I found that many of the letter tiles had the wrong score on them! I don't know whether that's deliberate, to avoid infringing copyright, but I'm having a quiet seethe about the letter F only being worth one point! And that's despite the fact that I have quite deliberately arranged the premium squared on my "board" to look pleasing rather than accurate. There's just no pleasing me today.
To make the board, I worked in inches for a change and cut a 5" square of green card, then scored it at 1" intervals in both directions. I then covered the score lines with black peel off borders - I'd have liked to use straight lines but I ran out. The premium squares - red, pink, dark blue and light blue - are cut from snippets.
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