Scrabble (light question to end the weekend)

russellm's picture

I've been playing scrabble on-line with my wife. The question came up...

Does Scrabble work in languages like Finnish & German?

agostini's picture

yes there is a german version...

agostini's picture

couldnt find a swiss german version...must be to hard with all those different accents...

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

My husband and I play online also, Russell. It is great fun. We use WordBiz from You can compete in English, French, Romanian, Italian or Dutch.

There is a membership option but we just play for free.

Richard Hards's picture

I doubt you'd get far in Welsh without a custom set of tiles, or even a custom set of rules!

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Wow, I didn't even know you could play online! Very cool!

On the other hand, do I really need to spend MORE time online? Some questions are best left unanswered!

aric's picture

The distribution of tiles per letter and points per letter varies quite a bit from language to language:

russellm's picture

We play on Facebook


pattyfab's picture

On-line Scrabble is great - I play with a friend, but totally addictive.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Um, I think it's even more crazy that Wikipedia has a Scrabble letter distribution entry.

Richard Hards's picture

I think it's a very helpful entry Joe, and I'm grateful to Aric for bringing it to my attention ;)

Try this with a standard "deck"

"Ymddiheurwn am unrhyw anhwylustod
yn ystod y gwaith hanfodol hwn."

I'd like to point out that I'm not a Welsh speaker, but I do have to produce road signs in Welsh.

russellm's picture

>Richard: but I do have to produce road signs in Welsh.

Now that's interesting! - what's your typeface?


Richard Hards's picture

It's not interesting really Russell, they're mostly just standard UK spec road signs with Welsh text in addition to the English.

We use URW's Transport, bold on the light grounds, and medium on the dark.

BTW this is apparently the translation of the Welsh I posted earlier.

"We apologise for any inconvenience
during these essential works."

russellm's picture

Oh geeze! what next?

Facebook told to scrap Scrabulous

Posted 1 hour 35 minutes ago

Gamemakers Hasbro and Mattel are threatening to try to shut down "Scrabulous" - an unauthorised online version of its Scrabble word game that has become a Facebook sensation.

It looks so much like Scrabble it never occurred to me it would not be properly licensed.


Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Poor Defacebook... They probably don't have enough $$$ to pay a proper license... ;-)

Si_Daniels's picture

Worth resurrecting for this...

maybe, not?

Via the Unicode list

russellm's picture

!@#$!!!!!!!!! those are the same tiles I got in my last game.


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