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 contained 96 tiles, not the 94 I counted last time.  Perhaps there are other scrabble robin hoods at work.  In any case, I quickly replaced the missing blank, P, E and A, finished my espresso and put the set away.

I hope that alert limeduckers will let me know if this or any other public scrabble set in the area is in need of repair. The price of cafe scrabble is eternal vigilance.

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