Online vs. Offline Scrabble

To begin with, playing Scrabble online can be very accessible since you can play it anywhere as long as you have a stable internet connection, on the assumption that one place is more likely to have an internet connection than a Scrabble board game. You, your Scrabble club mates, and other Scrabble fanatics all over the world can now easily sharpen your skills in the comfort of your home. Secondly, it's hassle-free. You won't have to rotate the game board anymore so you won't have to break your neck looking for a good play. You won't need to rearrange the tiles every time someone accidentally bumps into the table. Get instant scoring, which is a relief for those who get intimidated by numbers. And finally, you can hide your identity. Wouldn't it be too embarrassing if you play with an 8-year-old kid face-to-face then lose?

However, online Scrabble also has its drawbacks. Cheating is one of them. You won't be able to tell if someone is using a dictionary or an anagram while playing or if they are just simply not human for playing such unusual words and numerous bingos. But don't worry, even cheaters or geniuses get their fair share of bad luck. Trash talk is another thing. People sometimes accuse you of cheating and call you names. Some are just sore losers who just can't accept that there are other people who can play better than them or are just lucky enough to beat them. Anyway, I will be discussing in another post on how to deal with these people who needs some serious anger management. Another thing that online Scrabble cannot capture is your expression when winning an actual game of Scrabble. Ahhh...sweet victory!

So whether it is playing Scrabble online or offline, the important thing is just having a good time. So just relax and play your heart out!