New Scrabble Allows "TXT" Speak

By Gary Cutlack on at

LOL. The updated version of Scrabble Trickster includes a whole new set of rules, ideal for people who can't spell and shouldn't be playing it anyway.

The latest version features rules "submitted by the British public", god help us, which, as well as allowing text speak like "LOL" and "TBH", includes the granting of extra points for words that are also other words when read backwards, plus the ability to give rubbish letters to your opponents and point-stealing 'special moves'.

Don't worry too much. Normal Scrabble still exists. This is just an exciting, gangster Scrabble spin-off for youths for whom putting down a four-letter word is a cause for celebration. [Mattel]