Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Why Scrabble up Scrabble?

I just heard yesterday that the game, Scrabble will be changing some of the rules of their game! Evidently they are going to allow proper names, places, titles etc... WOW!
My first thought was, "That will be helpful." Then the more I thought about it I realized that the challenge of the game will be lost! Don't you think?

With all the different names in the world, who is to say what is a REAL name or not when you are playing? I think it may come to the point that anything goes. If so, what will be the fun of it without certain restrictions?

I grew up playing Scrabble. My Dad loved that game and he was great at making the triple word plays and using the spaces to his benefit. My husband and I love the game too; we recently received the new one with carrying case etc...very handy:) Our kids and now our grandkids even play, it is a great way to teach them how to spell words.

You know, maybe when the new version come out I think I will just keep playing the one I have with the original rules. There are enough things "scrabbled" up in this world already, keeping this game the way it was meant to be feels right somehow. What do you think?

11 comments:

Life Is A SandCastle said...

my cousin and I played online scrabble together, but haven't played in a while. always fun.

Kinsey said...

I'm going to picket the new Scrabble rules. This changes everything!

Kel said...

I love Scrabble! I can't believe they are going to change it. I think we will be sticking with the old rules!

Missie said...

If it's not broke, let it alone! I like Scrabble just the way it is.

Xmas Dolly said...

Ahhh geez, all I can say is you don't fix something that ain't broke! Scrabble is scrabble it's been that way for years. People are not going to change it.

Midday Escapades said...

You make a very good point.Why fix something that isn't broken.

p.s. I'm also ready to see a funny and light heart movie. I hope Date Night is good.

-K said...

Not to worry, I can't spell any of those places or names anyway.

Peggy said...

-K, You make me laugh:)

ModernMom said...

Oh I agree with you. I like it the way it is. If it's not broekdn, why fix it?

Gina F said...

I love to play Scrabble with my family. We will not change the rules even if they do. (SO BEAT IT) We will stick to the old rules. I love SCRABBLE the way it is. AND THAT'S THAT!!! Go break the ICE GAME INSTEAD!

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

Good to know that there are other great Scrabble supporters out there:)