Tag Archives: scrabble

KB, your True Grounds Scrabble legacy is safe with BLLMPPRU

Last week, I spent an engaging hour at True Grounds with the estimable YobYot (or is that yoByoT?) who wrote an embarrassingly nice post about that day on his own blog.  It's shameful that I only just noticed.  I won't bore you with the details of two guys geeking out and telling one another how great their…
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The new Scrabble math, down 21 at Diesel, up 33 at Bloc 11

Has it really been three years since I repaired a Scrabble set? Such slacking, I'm appalled at myself. The other day I met up with trademarkable JeffCuter(TM) at Diesel Cafe and later had a nice game of Scrabble with the estimable J, who beat me by three points with the utterly cromulent fake bingo, SOLTERN.…
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My squabble with Typography Scrabble

I like Scrabble, I like the Oxford comma, and I like typography.  So why does the a new Scrabble set for Typographers (or at least people who like type) have me so out of sorts?   For those not hep enough to know, Typographer's Scrabble is a redesigned Scrabble set getting some design blog love these days.…
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The half-life of a cafe scrabble set

I've been repairing cafe scrabble sets for over a year now, but this is the first time I've gone back to a set that I previously topped up.   Last March I fixed up the set at Bloc 11 cafe in Union Square.  When I checked the board again in late June, I found it was…
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Improving the board II: Nuthin' but a G thang at Caffe La Luna

Ever since I topped off the scrabble set at Bloc 11 Cafe in Union square, I've been on the lookout for other public scrabble sets in need of repair. After all, what am I going to do with 96 extra letters? Earlier this week, I checked 1369 coffeehouse in Inman square, also looking for a…
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Improving the board, one tile at a time

As you may recall, earlier this month, I discovered that scrabble players at Bloc 11 Cafe were not playing with a full deck, and resolved to do something about it.  My ebay purchase arrived earlier this week, and today I went back to Bloc 11 and audited their scrabble set. Oddly, I found the set…
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Would you like some OPiATE in your POTAgE?

I had a pleasant brunch with J today at the new Bloc 11 cafe in Union Square. Bloc 11 is run by the fine folks who own Diesel cafe in Davis Square, and is housed in a former bank building. You can even dine in the vault. Besides enjoying egg and cheese sandwiches, we had…
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