I love Scrabble. Not sure how many of you out there love the game. But if you do, I wonder if you are as enraged as I am about this news where the distributors are planning to change the rules. Apparently they are going to allow the use of proper nouns as well as allow words to be spelt backwards, upwards and not connected to other pieces!!!! What the fuck?!
What is wrong with them??? It defeats the whole purpose of the game which is to try and and use strategies to win, to block others from making words and making it harder to use letters such as X, J, Q and Z. But now of course, people could make Xiaozhang if they wished! They could place a word starting from any triple word score despite not having any other tiles to connect to.
I am not happy! For the serious and competitive players like myself, this is nothing short of a joke. I mean, if there are people who are not serious about the game, they probably would be making their own rules like this but why spoil it for everyone??
What next? Allowing people to use text message language or twitter language?
I guess the day isn’t far away when they will decide to allow us all to make words such as ‘ppl’ or ‘qry’ or ‘qstn’ or ‘woteva’.
And I bet the founder of the game is rolling in his grave this very moment.
Use your brains people…they were given for a reason! Not everything in life has to be easy.
Until next time,