Guest Author - Lynn Little
Scrabble is a board game that many enjoy playing. On any given weekend you can find a Scrabble tournament somewhere in the world. The board game isn't just played in living rooms or community centers. Scrabble is an incredibly popular online game and video game.
There are free versions of Scrabble for the PC and there are also apps that are Scrabble inspired for social networking websites like Facebook. People just can't enough of Scrabble.
One advantage to playing Scrabble the video game is the access to different Scrabble modes. You can play the classic mode as well as different versions of the game like a speed challenge mode where you only have so long to finish a game.
Playing Scrabble against a computer can help you build your skills and practice using your vocabulary. Plus it's amazing to see some of the words the computer will play. It's almost like an education within itself. Exposure to new words especially when it's words in the Scrabble dictionary is always a plus.
Also when you play an electronic version of Scrabble you can shuffle your letters with the press of a button. It can really help when you are searching for a word. Electronic Scrabble will also show the value of your word before you submit it. This can be very helpful when you really need to have a certain score. Being able to see your points before submitting your word can help you in the board game to take your time and weigh all of your options.
Electronic versions of Scrabble can also be fun for quick games you want to play but can't find anyone who wants to play the board game. Also with the play by email versions of Scrabble, you can put in your move and then your opponent can put in theirs when they have time. It's a very convenient way to play the game.