November 1, 2002
Everyone probably knows what Scrabble is, but I’ll explain it anyway. It’s a board game. The board consists of a 15 by 15 grid of squares and there are 100 playing pieces marked with a letter of the alphabet and a point value. Players use their pieces to spell out words on the grid, always intersecting with previously played words. Many squares have value modifiers that alter the scoring of a word, but, generally, each word is scored by the modified sum of its letters’ points.