Day 192: Scrabble Flash

Scrabble Flash

Scrabble Flash

I have a lot of fun with this little version of the classic board game Scrabble. It’s perfect for solo play and offers a quick fix for Scrabble junkies.

The rules are simple: try to form as many 3-, 4-, and 5-letter words as possible in the allotted time using the electronic tiles. The tiles randomly choose five letters to work with during a game. They sense when a word is formed and give little beep to know you’ve scored. There’s also another version of the game where you try to form as many 5-letter words as possible.

Since there’s no board or opponent, this is a really stripped down version of the game. Scrabble purists may object, but it’s a handy game to have on the road or when you want a quick session of word play.

Best of all, no opponent will ever challenge your word choice. To paraphrase the poker saying, the tiles speak.

Pictured above: the end of a game when Scrabble Flash reveals the maximum number of words that were playable.