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This is a variant of Scrabble in which you get points for
words as normal, and also for
every valid word given by the 1st to nth letters of the
you put down, provided all the preceding sequences also
make valid words.
For example, let us suppose
A is on the board at the
end of the word your opponent
has played. You can put H next to it to get points for
word AH running orthogonally to your opponents word.
you put HEMP down you would of course get the points
for AH, but also for HE, HEM, and HEMP, whereas
under normal rules you would only get points for AH
HEMP. Were you to put down HEAPED however, you
would only get points for AH, HE, and HEAPED.
this rule promotes strategic play, and closer analysis of
words hidden inside other words.
||This would go down well in Scunthorpe.
||Yes but HEA isnt so that breaks the chain
||[hippo] So what stopped you going all the way? for all linear readable words in the play?
||AH, HE HEAP HEAPED, APE, APED. PED, PE, ED Make arule that the player has to state them to be scored. The player may miss some.
||This is definitely going to boost small, scrabble allowed, word knowledge.
||This is probably a small enough domain to map out
all the possibilities.