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Drublejr
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This is a new game that consists of six set of 32 dice of differing colors (red, blue, yellow, green, black, and white). Seven dice have the letters of B, C, D, F, G, & H; seven dice have the letters of J, K, L, M, N, & P; seven dice have the letters of R, S, T, V, & W; ten dice have the letters of A, E, I, O, U, & Y; and one dice have the letters of Q, Q, X, X, Z, & Z.

In the first round, each player rolls all 32 dice and tries to form as large a word as possible and scores the word. For the second round, each player rolls the unused dice to form as big a word as possible and scores the word. For the third round, each player rolls the dice not used from round one and two and scores the word. This continues until someone uses all of his or her dice. At this point the player with the most points wins.

This game is similar to Scrabble, but each player has the same potential for scoring. With Scrabble, it is the luck of the draw as to who gets the X or Z tiles. You are also not limited to a seven character word. The speed of this game is substantially different from Scrabble. With two players, you have to place over 100 tiles on the game board. With Scrambleocity, each player only has to place 32 dice on the game board.

scifiantihero
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What . . .

. . . is the game board like?

How do players play the words they make?

How is it scored?

:)

schtoom
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What happens if 2 players are

What happens if 2 players are both stuck with the QYZ dice at the end? What's the resolution if no words are possible but dice are left?

colin leamon
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great name!

With Scrabble, it is the luck of the draw as to who gets the X or Z tiles. ...But isn't your game the luck of the throw? Great name for the game though

Drublejr
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Scrambleocity

The board game is much like the board game used in Scrabble. The board is 21 squares by 21 squares. Each letter is assigned a point value, much like Scrabble
A - 1 point
B - 2 points
C - 2 points
D - 2 points
E - 1 point
F - 3 points
G - 3 points
H - 3 points
I - 1 point
J - 5 points
K - 4 points
L - 2 points
M - 2 points
N - 2 points
O - 1 point
P - 2 points
Q - 8 points
R - 2 points
S - 2 points
T - 2 points
U - 1 point
V - 4 points
W - 3 points
X - 9 points
Y - 2 points
Z - 10 points

Based on each letter used to form the word, the points are totaled.

Drublejr
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Scramleocity

I had not really thought this would ever happen, but I would assume that the game would be declared over and the point value of all the letters on the dice would be subtracted from the player's score.

I always assumed that due to the value of X, Q, and Z that a player would find a way to make a word during the game. This is based on the one dice with these letters is rolled each time until it is used.

Drublejr
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You are correct, but at least

You are correct, but at least each player can throw either an X, Q, or Z. With Scrabble, only one player can have the X, Q, or Z.

Since Scrabble is a legal word, I am considering changing the game's name to Scrabbleocity. Since my game is similar to Scrabble, Scrabbleocity is a better fit.

truekid games
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(IANAL) Scrabble is a

(IANAL) Scrabble is a registered trademark, meaning that within the context of games, only the trademark holder can use it. now, if you wanted to make Scrabble Soda, you could probably do that. but otherwise I'd let sleeping anagrams lie.

Traz
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don't go there

Stick with Scrambleocity. This works, and it's original. If this gets picked up, chances are the publisher will rename it anyway, so it's a moot point. Naming it SCRABBLE-anything might scare off potential buyers because they won't want to offend The Hasbro [or whoever owns it right now].

This is a wonderful product! Congratulations!

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