K is not the highest score, like the 10 points earned for Q and Z, or the 8 points for J and X, but way better than all the 1-point letters. K is the only 5-point letter and there is only one in the game. Of course, that is only in the English version. The game is made in 42 other languages and the tiles are valued differently in each, according to frequency of use. In the Czech version, K is only worth one point, like the other frequently used letters in their alphabet.
Did you guess what that weird title meant? Good for you! Tomorrow is Scrabble Day and since it’s one of my favorite games, I thought it fitting for the A-Z April Challenge today. Scrabble was invented by American architect, Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938. The scoop on Scrabble can be found at http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/info/history.html
I took a few minutes and went to the beach to make you this beach sand alphabet photo. Such a sacrifice!
Patti Hall 2014
Hey, I hope you find time to check out some of the other A-Z April Challenge blogs here:
April 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm
Yes, I did guess Scrabble. English teachers are usually wordsmiths of a sort though I don’t play Scrabble very often. I love your blending of serious and serendipitous. I can’t think of a better excuse to go to the beach and dabble in the sand. Great idea, Patti!
April 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm
Thanks, Marian, I must admit that I was looking for a good excuse! I thought this may be perfect for all the writers in our community here at WP.
April 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm
First I was going to call you ‘cheater pants’ for writing about a letter but then well, cool. works for K. Scrabble day follows grilled cheese day… http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/grilled-cheese-sandwich-day/
April 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm
Thanks for letting me off the hook! 🙂 Now I lose more points because I can’t have a grilled cheese sandwich…off bread for awhile and I don’t think lettuce would grill well 😦
April 13, 2014 at 4:46 am
Nope… it’ll definitely get a little droopy….
April 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm
I love my Scrabble too and not too long ago started the game with KAZOO on the double word score for 46 points as I started the K on a double letter. I wish every game were as good.
xxx Massive Hugs Patti xxx
April 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm
I would have guessed that you are a wordster, David! Yes, for K and 46 points!
April 13, 2014 at 12:12 am
Scrabble’s good, the kids have Scrabble Trickster too, now that does give some new twists to the game, I always end up loosing to them.
April 13, 2014 at 1:34 am
Cool that you play the game with them. Many parents don’t. Thank you for visiting again.
April 13, 2014 at 1:04 am
I play ‘words with friends’ on my ipad…does that count as scrabble? Thank you for your effort of going to the beach to write in the sand for us….:)
April 13, 2014 at 1:35 am
My pleasure…really! Lots of beach people, dogs and families today.
i think all word games count. 🙂
April 13, 2014 at 3:03 am
Oh good as I like playing wwf. 🙂
April 13, 2014 at 3:12 pm
I haven’t played scrabble in ages… and I wasn’t aware that the game exists in 42 other languages. So thanks for the education.
Visiting via the A to Z challenge. Nice to meet you.
Writer In Transit
April 14, 2014 at 12:49 am
Nice to meet you to, Michelle and thanks for stopping by. You sure get yourself out there with your writing. I enjoyed your A-Z posts…fun and quick!
April 14, 2014 at 4:49 am
Love the beach sand art 🙂
April 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm
It was a beautiful beach day…except freezing wind!