This is getting out of hand.” Hello, my name’s James and I am a Scrabble addict.
I have been playing it all day everyday from last Christmas until my summer holiday when two weeks without a computer allowed me to crack the habit.
Eventually I spent more time talking and playing with these new Scrabble partners than I did the people I lived with. A genuine obsession, I would go as far as to say addiction.
I was late to pick my son up from school, late to sports matches I was playing in, I ignored writing work I had to do, I took the computer to bed with me and played last thing at night until my eyes hurt and then started again as soon as I woke up.
You thought it was a game to while away a wet afternoon?
Welcome to 21st Century Scrabble, sit down and feel free to while away your life.
Way back in 1938 when unemployed architect Alfred Butts of Jackson Heights, New York set out to create himself a new type of family board game called Criss Cross Words he couldn’t have imagined that seventy years on people who have never even spoken, never mind seen or met each other would be playing his game against opponents all over the globe.
Whilst he might have predicted a little family rivalry when the game is pulled out this Christmas, he couldn’t have predicted that online the game would prompt heated international argument but also help build the popularity of ‘social networking’, significantly accelerating facebook’s growth.Such success didn’t go un-noticed, especially when the only difference between Scrabulous and board game Scrabble was a matter of letters in the name.It’s suggested that the games owners (different companies in different territories) tried to buy the application but, with Agarwalla’s taking significant advertising revenues from their pages, no deal could be done.We have all type of personals, Christian singles, Catholic, Jewish singles, Atheists, Republicans, Democrats, pet lovers, cute Miami women, handsome Miami men, single parents, gay men, and lesbians.Free online dating in Miami for all ages and ethnicities, including seniors, White, Black women and Black men, Asian, Latino, Latina, and everyone else.A legal battle ensued and Hasbro and Mattel forced facebook to remove Scrabulous.