That’d be Jason’s triumph; my tragedy. And here it is for all the world to see:
Yes, that’s the board from our Saturday-night Scrabble game. He was already well in the lead when he made CYCLONE on a triple-word score, earning the 50-point bonus for using all his letters (for a total of 91 points), then followed that up by adding an S-word on the end on the OTHER triple word square, netting another 45 points.
It was all over for me at that point. In case you can’t see it circled with arrows pointing to it on the score sheet, his final score was 426. Mine was … not.
I keep cherishing the illusion that all the online Scrabble I’m playing is making me a better player … and I think it is … but I will know I have triumphed when I can finally defeat the man I married. Can you imagine the ongoing humiliation of the English teacher/writer who is consistently unable to beat her engineer husband at a WORD GAME???
But, isn’t the Deluxe Scrabble board pretty??? It almost makes up for my shame….