Some of you might have wondered what we Maplesoft employees do in our spare time. Well, in a couple of weeks, we will be starting our 7th annual in-house Scrabble tournament. Scrabble (trademark of Hasbro, Inc.) is the popular board game in which words are formed from letter tiles. The tournament attracts participants from all parts of our company, though it is particularly popular among the R&D members.
The tournament goes over a month, with each participant playing a total of 5 games. The top players then continue on to play-off rounds. Most people play over the lunch hour in our common area, and the games frequently attract spectators. This is not an official National Scrabble Association (NSA) tournament, but we follow most of the NSA rules, using clocks and dictionaries for challenges.
I enjoy many board games, but Scrabble has always been my favourite, as it offers just the right balance between skill and chance. Are there any others on MaplePrimes who are equally enthusiastic about Scrabble?