Monday, December 26, 2005

Wordy Xmas goodness

Two bits of wordy goodness from Santa today:

- Super Scrabble, which is a variant of the game expanded from a 15x15 board to a 21x21 board, i.e. roughly double in size, with 200 tiles and 4x letter/word multipliers added to the 2x & 3x ones. Had a game tonight, and it was fun despite the fact that Alisa Bingo'd "Frocking" across BOTH triple- and quad-word scores giving her 18x3x4+50=266 points for that turn alone. Needless to say, the rest of us had no frocking chance after that!

- "The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable". Wow. Super find from my mum-in-law. I hadn't asked for it, but I imagine it will come in super useful. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone in the gaming biz as it's got a ton of useful stuff in there. Read the back cover description for more detail.

My goodies aside, the highlight was definitely seeing the kids go nuts for all their goodies under the tree. Thomas the Train, a doodle pro pad, and other goodies had them well occupied all day and they crashed pretty hard come bed-time. Tom woke up late this evening and when I asked what was wrong he said "go downstairs and play with presents". :-)

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