UVSC Session Report
May 7, 2018 (Session #179)
(authored by BJ)
Quick, take a look around you and try to think of a noun that's not a
verb. WALL! Nope, that's verb. CHAIR! Also a verb. FLOOR! Verb.
TABLE! Verb. MONITOR! SHOE! POSTER! Verb verb verb. Turns out a
great many noun words are also verb words. We verbify nouns all the
time, and sometimes it can be hard to remember which nouns are also
valid as verbs in Scrabble. Margaret encountered that situation in one
of her games this week, and she chose correctly. Of these five nouns,
only one is also a verb: GHOUL, GRAIL, GREED, GRIEF, GUEST. Margaret
knows which one!
Don was able to join us this week also, and came away with a 5-1 record
after drawing all the good tiles ... er, I mean after playing
masterfully! Among his plays he found a very nice spot for TOXOID for
66 points. Ellen later topped that for the high non-bingo of the night
with WAXER for 79! Iliana was, as usual, adept at finding less-common
words learned outside of Scrabbledom, such as PODGIER and BELLING. I
myself didn't fare very well at Scrabble, but managed to eke out wins in
the two Boggle sessions that followed, with Don close on my heels each
Our Scrabble games also included these additional bingos: RINGLET,
TOPLINES, ARIDEST, TERRANE, EYELIDS, BOOMIEST, WANNEST, INDURATE,
MISSEAT, LIMIEST, ORGANIST, UNDERLIT, AMNIOTES, GYRATION, FELONIES,
PINKIES, EGESTIVE, DOURINE, INCHERS, ORGASMS, and INVENTER (alternate
spelling of INVENTOR).
In our Boggle games we found the likes of MEDICARE, RECONNED, QUEASIER,
CORNERED, and STASHING for longer words. They were generally stingy
boards, and I was also happy to find a couple of other interesting
slightly shorter words that helped my cause, such as PERIQUE, OUTSPED,
Below is a photo from a game (TWL) between Ellen and Margaret, with a
few tiles blurred out so as not to give away the above mentioned verb
form played by Margaret.