Hehe....the things your strips do to my productivity at work defies description....hey Scott please do something about a "random strip button", or even a "Next" "Previous".
Note from Scott: I get this a lot. Poor page design on my part. If you look below the comic,about an inch down there should be a black bar that says"Previous Instructions". Click on that to see the last comic. Then the bar will say "Previous Instructions | Next Instructions." I intend to make this clearer in the future, but the to do list is pretty long.
If this is a real game, you must share it! Then I can have this same conversation with my wife...
Print it ... checkFrame it ... checkWall... check
Panel 2, genius!
The Wifely Person beats me at Scrabble too, every time. EVERY TIME!
@ZebTheTroll -- real game(s)! Android just got the Apple-rific "Words with Friends" game, which now sits alongside the previously-used "WordFeud". We're playing on both.
And for the record, Scott just beat me in a game last night. :)
Me and the missus have ceased our Scrabble wars due to my intellectual prowess being far superior to hers...
(Actually, I have to claw and scratch for every win it seems which makes the wins very sweet indeed)
"Even if it's a draw, you still lose because you didn't win."
This one just made it to my top five list for funniest strips yet. I just laughed and laughed. Thank you.
#$@&, I think you mean Hasbro's legal department.
I love the ones with Missy! she brings a slightly less insane kind of sanity to the BI world.
That would be Hasbro's legal department. Also, they're going to insist that you refer to it as Scrabble(r) Brand Crossword Game.
I have to recommend AbbleDabble for iDevice users who want a multi-player Scrabble clone. It's slightly better than WWF.
There's a Scrabble cheat app called Words With Fries, and another called Cheats with Friends.
I just tweeted this comic to share wtih all my Words With Friends friends....one of whom I just beat for the very first time!
You can't turn a D on a double word into anything on a triple word, because there are no double words orthogonal to triple words. Unless "definitely not Scrabble" lays the board out significantly differently.
When I first read the RSS feed I right away felt bad for Rick... But I was suprised when I followed the link and poor Rick isn't even in this comic.
This one is going up at home too. My wife and I play the real Scrabble almost weekly.
This must be one of those universal constants - wives stomp the crap out of their husbands at scrabble. Heck, if I can score half of what she scores, I call it a victory.
After reading the comment by Sarat, and subsequently reading your response, a thought of staggering consequence struck me with incredible insight and face-breaking force.
Stop me if you've done this one, but rather than just have "make website navigation easier" on your to-do list, could you instead do a basic instruction about "how to read basic instructions"?
Hi Scott,I'm from New Zealand and was wondering if you could possibly do a cartoon in honour of/to raise awareness of the Christchurch earthquake? It would mean a lot to us over here to see people care. Thanks,Cathleen
Note from Scott: I'll certainly give it some thought, but I honestly can't think of anything I could do that would possibly be funny. That said, there'll be a link to New Zealand Red Cross ( www.redcross.org.nz )below tomorrow's comic.
Awesome stuff. I seriously hope Scott is still making BI for decades to come.
Hasbro owns Scrabble in the US, and Mattel does overseas. Parker Brothers actually rejected Scabble when pitched to them.
Not really complaining, a good strip, just making sure you know that it looks a little awkward to have the wrong company.
Does any one really knows what "#$@$" means?????
The great thing about playing iPhone Scrabble at home is that you're using $1200 in hardware to play something that would cost $12 in board game form.
I love it.
@Missy -- You saying game made me lose the game :(
your wife's grin in the first panel is just a little bit terrifying
Huhu, in what game exactily ? =3I like the 3rd panel the most… "AND on a double word score", or How a Noob Thinks He Just Made a Great Move. The other mean is to add a "s" at the end of a word… When you do that… well, you'd better admitt your defeat.
I won my first game of Scrabble against the missus. Every single subsequent game she has won. On one memorable game she managed to lay down all her letters on her first go getting "Clitoris" down on the board using my "S" thus getting, not just the double score for emptying her tray, but the house rule double score for a rude word as well.She also bought me 2 Basic Instructions books for my birthday (which arrived last week), signed by your good self, so obviously she's a keeper (fortunate since we have 2 kids together).Cheers.
I always play "SCRABBLE® Brand Crossword Game" myself, not "Scrabble".
Love the comic, but just one little comment; Missy's nose in these pictures is, um, unflattering.
Scott: I recall encountering this webcomic of yours a few years ago, then losing the link somehow. I just re-found it a couple days ago, and read the entire archive. I have accomplished exactly zero productive activities today, and I would like to thank you.
@pedants: Since they acquired the rights in 1989, Hasbro has published Scrabble under both the Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers names (they own both brands.) I personally own a Parker Brothers branded copy of Scrabble, so I know they exist.
Do I see Missy has acquired a 'Jazz Hand'?
I recommend the iPad free Scrabble game, except that it cheats outrageously. There's a 'best word' option where the game gives you the highest scoring word it can, usually. However it usually follows one of these with an unpronounceable 7 letter triple word of modern esperanto spelled in the 16th century style..
is missy aging overnight?...she looks older..