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Wrabble

Scrabble but with words to make sentences.
 
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The words are point scored on how easy they are use in a sentence. As the board is the same, and the game is the same, getting high words on multiplyers is a wining strategy.

It's probably going to need some clever computation and sentence sampling to calculate words and respective values.

Also, every player gets a draw of four punctuation tiles at the start of the game. " is a bit like q because it needs it's pair. Full stops and starting capitals are assumed. A blank is either a dictionary word or punctuation.

Who knew crossed words could be so much fun.

wjt, May 13 2019

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       What is the criteria for "ease of use in a sentence"?
xenzag, May 13 2019
  

       // What is the criteria //   

       Gr. "What is the criterion" (Sing.), "What are the criteria" (Pl.).   

       In your case, basic literacy ...   

       <Sniggering/>
8th of 7, May 13 2019
  

       But every word is easy to use in a sentence. Take "tangential", for instance: "I've just played 'tangential' ". You see?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 13 2019
  

       [Max] Only if you were the first player or else you need to use the another players word in your sentence, have the board space and generally make sense. One example is, when drawing the words randomly from the bagged set, to many nouns could be problematic.
wjt, May 14 2019
  

       Ah, hang on. I may have misunderhended this idea.   

       So, the individual tiles are whole words? And you have to build sentences, intersecting with previously-played sentences?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 14 2019
  

       Yes, Wrabble. Better name welcome.
wjt, May 14 2019
  

       Now it makes sense. This would probably sell, but you'd need an awful lot of different tiles (and lots of THE, AND etc) to make it interesting. So then you'd have to play until neither player could go, rather than until all the tiles were used.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 14 2019
  

       And a really damn big board. And how does spacing work? If I want to fit 'superfluous' in a space whose distance is defined by "at' would it fit or not?
RayfordSteele, May 14 2019
  

       I don't think [Rayford] is on board. Maybe the word wraps around the tile. A slight plus for Wrabble.   

       [Max] True, more tiles in the hand.   

       The solution lies in the clever selection of the word tiles. A computer could crunch words that are used in many sentences and words that need other words. I do think punctuation can ease one word sentences.   

       I think a set of words that range from easy sentence builds to difficult, even if new vocab is learnt, is possible. With a statistical group scoring to suit.
wjt, May 15 2019
  


 

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