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Play Scrabble in your web browser, implemented

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 30, 2004

Play Scrabble in your web browser, implemented in CSS and Javascript. Impressive, but start the countdown to a cease and desist letter from Hasbro

Reader comments

PeterJan 30, 2004 at 12:13PM

“‘WARBLED’ is not in the dictionary”? it is in mine.

SharonJan 30, 2004 at 1:21PM

The developer addressed the dictionary question on the intro to the discussion. The basic version uses the Unix dictionary. He or she also provides a version (larger file) that uses the full Scrabble Players’ dictionary.
So there ya go. ^_^

Søren DalsgaardJan 30, 2004 at 6:49PM

what’s the big deal? - I’ve been playing a nicer scrabble (called literati) with friends on-liner on yahoo games for years…

WadeJan 31, 2004 at 3:46AM

That was just what I needed. I cleared all the tiles with 470 points. I think it would have had higher but it didn’t accept alot of my words… I think my biggest word ended up being 5 letters.

mendelJan 31, 2004 at 1:13PM

I tried Literati on Yahoo Games and lasted about one game — not using Scrabble tile values and bonus squares and dictionaries makes it a little unfamiliar, but not being able to manage your rack by trading in tiles and not using a standard letter distribution (you can get a rack of all Z’s, and you can’t know that a Q on the board means you won’t get a Q) means that you can’t play a strategic game at all, which isn’t very much fun.

DaveFeb 01, 2004 at 6:30PM

If you want to play true online scrabble their is a great version here. It uses all the same rules as real scrabble and it emails you when it’s your turn. Great fun!

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