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Which board game are you?

You Are Scrabble

You are incredibly clever and witty. You can talk your way out of (and into) situations easily.
You are an excellent decision maker. You are good at weighing the options in front of you.
You’re the type of person who can make something out of nothing. You are very resourceful.
You know a lot of things. Most importantly, you know when people are wrong – even when they won’t admit it.

I saw this board game quiz thingy on Wandering Coyote’s blog and I couldn’t resist.

I was pleased it said that if I was a board game, I’d be Scrabble. I don’t know if I ever told you this, but GC and I met playing Scrabble on Facebook, back when Scrabble was called Scrabulous. (It hasn’t been the same since they took it away from the Indian pirates, fancied it up and changed its name to Scrabble.)

I LOVE board games. I can waste hours and hours playing them. As a kid, once I’d burnt everybody else out on Monopoly or backgammon or Scrabble, I’d play by myself, taking turns for my imaginary friends.

It probably could have been predicted, even back then, that addiction might become a problem for me.

I loved the popomatic bubble, didn't you?Remember Trouble? The game with the popomatic bubble? The only skill required to play Trouble was the ability to count to six. Here’s a confession: as a young woman, I would play Trouble with my five year old son, and he would get bored with it before I did. After he had wandered off in search of more intellectually stimulating activities, I’d play Trouble by myself for awhile.

I’ve gotten hooked on a lot of computer games over the years too – everything from Bouncing Babies, Minesweeper, Snood and Civilization to the MMPORPG* Dark Age of Camelot.

My current gaming addictions are Word Twist and Scramble, both on Facebook, but not to be confused with Scrabble or Scrabulous. I play with various friends including bloggers XUP and Aggie. Scramble’s my favourite, but it’s hard to find people who want to play with me. I used to play it a lot with Ember Swift but she quit cold turkey a couple of months ago. She told me I was her favourite opponent, but she needed more time for other pursuits. She let me down gently.

How about you? Do you like games? What’s your favourite? How often do you play it?

*MMPORPG: Massively multi-player online role-playing game.


26 comments to Which board game are you?

  • XUP

    I like the part about you being an excellent decision maker!!Playing WordTwist with you is a little like banging one’s head against the wall. Playing Scramble with you is a little like putting one’s head completely through the wall.

  • The excellent decision maker was my favourite part too XUP. It failed to take into account that I’m also a Libra. (Librans are so obsessed with fairness and justice that we keep looking at every situation from every angle, which precludes ever standing back and making a decision.) As for WT and Scramble, the laws of diminishing returns are in your favour at this point.

  • deb

    Poker has become my obsession lately, but out of the ones that you play; I hate scramble because you have beaten me to a pulp in all but one game..99-1. I like word twist, but my favorite opponent is XUP because we are so even, GC comes a close second. I have always loved Scrabble, but you seem to be afraid to play that with me anymore. XUP and I just had a very close game there too.

  • deb

    oh yeah, and I am chess, and I hate chess.

  • GC

    I’m CHESS – “brilliant and shrewd”. I can often predict what people will do in the future. I thrive in complex situations. I deal with contradictions well. I can have many streams of though going on at your mind at once. I keep track of things well. I am very patient. I have lots of endurance, even when my energy dwindles.

    Is that why you like me?

  • Deb, it’s not that I’m afraid to play Scrabble, I just miss the old scrabble game. The new one doesn’t feel right. It’s all shiny and flashy.

    GC, wow, you sound too good to be true!

  • Scrabulous on facebook has mostly been replaced by Wordscraper, not by “Scrabble.”

  • Robin, then why do all these people keep starting Scrabble games with me? It’s that flashy one with sliding letters and bells and whistles. (Wordscraper…is that the one you and I started to play but then quit because we were getting thousands of points for a single word?)

  • That’s cool about you and GC meeting on the Scrabble board! There’s hope for me yet. I love FB’s Scramble, too; it’s like Boggle. There are live games you can play and there is a single’s room where you can flirt as you play. I keep meaning to try this out, however I am rarely in the mood these days.

    I’m not too fond of the current incarnation of Scrabble on FB. It’s always crapping out on me. That doesn’t stop me from playing, however! If you want a game, let me know and we can play. You can find me on FB through this email address: allykatisATgmailDOTcom.

  • Guys everywhere

    You can create a board in Wordscraper which is almost like a Scrabble board, except that it doesn’t have blanks. That’s what I use. No zillion-point plays.

    I don’t play real Scrabble at all. Too glitzy and it doesn’t work right.

  • robin

    Sorry, I accidentally commented as my alter ego, Guys everywhere. I meant to sign it Robin.

  • Apparently, I am chess. I loathe chess… I lack the foresight to see more than one move ahead.

    I’m a PC gamer. I’ve played Diablo, Morrowind, Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate over the years to the point of obsession, and have happily lost the last two years to Guild Wars. I play pretty much daily, and would probably play more if I wasn’t so conscious that it would set a bad example to my step-daughters. And husband. :)

  • katiec

    yeah the people who made scrabulous went on to make wordscraper because they had to take scrabulous down… unfortunately it is confusing and not as awesome as scrabulous…

    scrabble, however, was then introduced by the people who actually make scrabble and did not ask the awesome people who made scrabulous for any help and that game for facebook sucks.

    i miss scrabulous.

  • Checkers? I’m checkers!?

    I beg to differ, I am, at the very least, backgammon.

  • grace

    Chess. I’m hopeless at chess . . .

  • Mah Jongg. The BEST game in the world. Bar none.

  • Bonnie

    hmmm…I’m Checkers…never was much of a checkers fan but I loved Scrabble especially the time in 1992 when I beat Deb!!
    When I was a kid my sister and I would play board games for hours. One of our favorites was “Hats Off” kind of like an updated “Tiddly-Wink” game. We would have tournaments and the winner would parade around the house like we had just won an Oscar.
    Good times.

  • sheila

    I took the quiz and I’m a Scrabble. That’s okay because I’ve always loved Scrabble and Boggle and similar games. My current thing is a game called Word Jongg that I play on my Nintendo DS. Quizzes like the one I just took bug me because they’re overly simplistic; you’re forced to choose an answer from choices that may or may not fit. It’s not difficult to skew the results one way or another. As for the results in this case, I know that I’m not that good at decision making and I’m certainly not all that clever and witty. But then, compared to some of my co-workers I’m brilliant!

  • I love Scrabble, but I can’t find anyone to play with me anymore. I only like it in real life – I love the smell of my old musty board, the feel of the wooden tiles, the little clicking sounds when you search for new letters or deposit them on the board, the popcorn and tea that went with it, the mini-arguments with Word Wizard and the Eratic Genius challenging the words that one or the other put down… virtual just doesn’t work for me.

  • I love board games, but I find it so hard to find other people to play with these days. I have to admit I’m pretty happy to have my kids finally getting to the age when we can play together — and I don’t always have to fake losing, either! My favourite is Trivial Pursuit (I actually play this with the kids — I just make up their questions to be about things they like…that’s how desperate I am). I also really like Cranium, Scotland Yard, and Ticket To Ride. I played a LOT of Clue and Sorry! as a child, and as for Trouble, we have a travel version that we take camping — but the pop-o-matic is getting a hole in the top due to exposure to Deet-covered fingers!

  • Zoom, you should play Zuma… 8)

  • Patti (from Ottawa)

    Thanks for linking to the quiz. I’m a Boggle. I am easily given to spending way too long on Alchemy over on I got hooked on Age of Empires and have played lots and lots of Warcraft II, not online, which is pretty out of date now. Dabu, the little orcs say. Board games: I really like Blokus but tragically my son will hardly ever play it with me. And I also really like Settlers of Catan, but darn it, I can’t talk him into that very often, either. I love chess when I’m in the mood.

  • Apparently, I’m Boggle. And I’ve never even played it.
    “You are an incredibly creative and resourceful person.
    You’re able to dig deep and think outside the box to get things done. You are a non linear thinker. You don’t like following directions. You draw your inspiration from the strangest places sometimes. You’re constantly inspired.”

    I think I am more like your description of Scrabble above. Who knew?
    I played Trivial Pursuit so much when it first came out that I started to recognize the cards. One of my “dreams” (sometimes I don’t dream that big) is to be on Jeopardy. Well, and then win a game or two or ten.

  • I’m game to find out…

    I’m chess too.

    Poor stageleft. I’d demand a rematch to at least backgammon.

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