Introducing... WoadWage

 It's the latest craze in the world of Scrabble

What is Woadwage?

     Woadwage is a Scrabble variant played on the Super Scrabble board (which contains six more rows and columns than the standard Scrabble board, and has Quadruple-Letter and Quadruple-Word squares).  It uses the 200-tile set that comes with Super Scrabble (which is not the standard 100 letters doubled - the distribution is more fine-tuned).  Two to six players can play.
     The object of the game is to make a compound play consisting of two acceptable OWL2* words combined. The resulting play does not have to make a real word in and of itself, such as ZIPFRAIL (made up of ZIP and FRAIL), but it could -- for example FORGETS would be an acceptable play as it's a combination of FOR and GETS, both of which are legal words in regular scrabble.  You still get the 50-point bonus for using all seven tiles in one play.  Unless you get a rack of all vowels or consonants, it's not uncommon for most of the plays to be bingos until the board starts to fill up.  For those new to Scrabble, a bingo is a play where you use all 7 of your tiles and get an extra 50 bonus points for the accomplishment.
     2- or 3-letter hooks or overlaps are not allowed, nor are back-S hooks.  You can only play through an existing word, not hook onto it.  The shortest possible play is four letters, i.e. a compound of two 2-letter words such as BYME.  It is possible to simultaneously front- and back-extend an existing play to make two new words.  For example, OUTCRY is on the board and you put ST in front of it and ING in back of it to make STOUTCRYING.
     Even though you're making what appear to be "nonsense" word plays, Woadwage still requires knowledge of acceptable OWL2 words, and even rewards those with better knowledge of short words as it just challenges your knowledge in a different way.

     * For those who are new to competitive Scrabble, OWL2 is the current edition of the Official Word List used in Scrabble clubs and tournaments.  It is only available on-line, not in stores.  The Scrabble dictionaries, which can be bought in stores, are an incomplete list of acceptable words, where the OWL2 is a complete list of words up to 9 letters long.  It makes room for listing all of the words by offering no definitions, just a very long list of words.  Words of 10 or more letters are listed in a separate long-word book.

Club Records

The following are various documented Woadwage records for our club and its friends who play with our members on-line.

We have no idea if there are any known "world records" that correspond to these records, as Woadwage is still very new.

So for now, we make no claim as to what the "real" records may be, but these are what you can shoot for in our inner circle.

Highest individual game score 2100 Colleen  (honorable mention: 2072 - Bob)

Highest individual score in a 3-player game 1337 - Bob

Highest individual score in a 4-player game 1202 - Pete

Highest individual score in a 6-player game 551 - Jay

Highest combined game score (2 players) 3174 Bernie & Bob  

Highest combined game score (3 players) 2865 - Jon, Jay, Debbie

Highest combined game score (4 players) 3143 - Pete, Margaret-Rose, Debbie, Bernie

Highest bingo score 434 - Colleen (twice) and Bob (tie) (honorable mention 410 - Bernie)

Highest non-bingo score 378 Bob

Largest winning margin 1129 - Bob  (honorable mention: 1120  - Bernie)

Largest winning margin in a 3-player game 539 - Pete

Largest winning margin in a 4-player game 468 - Pete

Largest winning margin in a 6-player game 168 - Jay

Highest tie score during a two player game 1549 - Bernie & Bob

Highest tie score during a three player game 737 - Debbie & Bob

Highest tie score during a five player game 461 - Bernie & Bob

Tightest 2 player game - 1 point margin of victory, 1267-1266 - Bob & Bernie

Tightest 3 player game - 30 point spread between first and last - Bob, Matt and Jay

Tightest 4 player game - 56 point spread between first and last - Pete, Debbie, Bernie & Eileen

Lowest scoring play - 4 points - Bernie

Most turns starting the game without a bingo 5 - Bernie

Most consecutive bingos in a game 10 - Debbie

Most non-connected tiles played through for a bingo 4 - Bob

Most points for a two "word" play (hooking one letter on an existing "word" to make a new legal play of 2 new words....   106 points - Bob  (This was done by hooking a U at the end of JUDGEREC (JUDGE + REC) to form JUDGERECU (JUDGER + ECU), while playing ELFSMUT perpendicular to JUDGEREC)

Longest "word" - 16 letters - Bob (played NOSTRIL front hooked onto UNBRAIDED (UN + BRAIDED) to make NOSTRILUNBRAIDED (NOSTRIL + UNBRAIDED)

 

Please send in new verified records as well as new categories (such as lowest winning score, highest combined  score for 3 or 4 players, biggest comeback - Bernie had one around 300 points, but I don't have the exact number -... send whatever you can think of. )

Also send in funny, cute, or otherwise interesting plays where your two words make some sense together as a phrase.  Bernie had a really funny one that can't be posted.  It was too dirty.  The internet might collapse if we use it.

Send things to be posted here to:

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How new is Woadwage?

New enough (in our club, anyway) that none of the records above are likely to still be standing by the end of the year.  The smart money says that the names Pete and Bernie are very likely to be prominently featured in the records section by the time the new year rolls around.  Send any suggestions for this page to the email address listed above.

Amusing Woadwage Plays

Some of these plays take some thought to figure out just why they are amusing:

PIGVOMIT

WETSLUTS

ASSTURDS

SUQDONG

SEXDRIVE

JISMCOME

HOSEMUFF

AVOIDSUPERTAX

GETAHEAD

MEMOREX

HOEBEAUX

NAKEDBUNS

GETSTUCK

BARFSICK

WETLEZ

MILKSTIT

BADODORS

SUQDRY

RUBGAILY

WETSBED

BOINKDOG

HUNGMUTT

VAGICRAB

SITDOGIE

UNIONREP

DRYWIT

FINDYETI

FLYJET

COXUP

COXAFLOP

TWATGERM

QATVOMIT

CUMQAT

GOLLYGIE

AUTOBANI

PARKRIDE

BIRDNEST

HUNTDEER

TRENDSET

MOJORISE

JOBHIREE

CONJOB

COWSPIE

SLUTGRAVY

HALOWHEEN

POOREEKS

JERKOFF

PORKYBES

RIDETWAT

BLOWFUSE

MAILROOM

OPENHERE

BEDTIME

MAKELOVE

STIRFRY

OATFIBER

HOTSEATS

CLEFTONE

FORDVANS

SHITRUNS

WARMCUNT

OGLETITS

RAISEKIDS

GRAVEROB

RADIOSOS

GOATPISS

DOGCHOWS

PLOWGALS

BITEASS

HOELOVE

SLAPPEDTOT

GETOFF

HAREMAIL

WALLNUT

HOTNOVAS

TEAABOIL

FEALGUID

LEZSYRUP

WHOREJUS

CACAPORN

MOOSEPEE

ASSMOULD

OILSLICK

KENDOLLS

BEACHBUM

WILDSINS

REELSEXY

GETSSEX

DILDOME

BOINKROD

HELDBUTT

PEEPDENS

FORDAUTO

TOMGREEN

GOATTURD

MOORASS

UNDOPAST

GETSNUMB

ODORTOES

WELLCOME

ACEDEUCE

MORMON

RUDEFART

INUREBUT

DAMPWHET

ONDIET

PENNYBAG

DOGABUSE

MAREGONAD

CUTEBUST

BANKBONDS

EXCONN

NOHHELP

WHOAFEET

CHOIRBOY

UNDEADROT

OOZEZIT

SPURTROD

YOUGO

NOEND

EATWORDS

BATHWASH

MYWOUNDS

DUHOKAY

SCABGLOP

ZIPBRRR

DEORGASM

DOGCRIES

MEATPOLE

JETBARF

EYECRIED

EGGEDHEAD

DAMNSOUR

FIXEDTOYS

SLAPBUTT

COOKBEEF

MEATRIBS

ASSENTER

TROUTROE

TREELEAF

MODTWO

COOLCARS

WINESALOON

FILMEDIT

CEPTICK

HARDHOSE

PATSBUT

HOGSTEW

HIMODD

PENISMAN

PORNSEXT

SPEWCREW

SOURJISM

TIDYFAGS

HOWNUTTY

FIRTHLUV

ABUTFAG

HEFTYTAX

FOILEPEE

MESSDIRT

MESSYMEN

STUDSIZE

DILDOSEX

SUQYEW

COXLICKS

HOLYJISM

SHOTSNOT

YOUCANT

QUIETSEA

GUTCRAMP

WOOLYAPE

DOWNHILL

FLATROAD

HEHALTED

BESTHANDS

ASSJOB

GAMEOVER

LIVEGERM

MICECATS

SUQDRY

GUIDEMUT

JESTLI

DUCKSWAN

MEETBALL

STARROLE

WETWATER

MOUNTHER

NUDECOED

ANARMFUL

SWEETONE

GAYTEENS

MINDWENT

THEDREAM

OURWAE

NUTRENDS

TOXICALE

TOEATOEA

PETWILLY

LURIDSEX

CRABGAMB

BUTTOUCH

SOLIDTIN

NUNGOY

SHARPENRAZING

OWEDDIME

POORSEAT

BEDREST

BOYTRIED

DIETDRUG

TEEBONES

TROWGRIT

DOEMATED

FUNCREAM

RUSTYAXE

SOBRAINY

ZITIHERO

RHINORIB

INCHDUDE

EARMALE

AYLID

RABATEAR

BEERCATS

RAHRALLY

AGCATTLE

CYANCOIF

NATALTOT

BOXCRAMP

FOGAHEAD

BIDSCOIN

BATGLOVE

ZEROGEES

THUMPHOE

FOLDSSOX

SNACKJAR

CARRAUTO

CRYHAHA

COLONDIRT

HOTHOUSE

OMTRANCE

HORNTOOT

SAXTUNES

ETICIT

SINDEATH

ELMTREE

JOEHAPPY

EDHWHIN

EATYONI

SUPNOVAE

BOXKEY

CANTLEND

DINNERMM

QUEYPOO

ARKARC

MMMM

TAJTAJ

QIQI

QATQATS

ARFSARFS

MINTMINT

PENTFIVE

ZEBUTURF

WARMRUNT

EATPIGGY

TEMPTME

FOODZITI

VANLINES

SADFUNNY

TAKEGIVE

JUNQI

DRYMATZA

FOOTWART

AGEEOGEE

BROADASS

HALOSNUN

LURIDZIT

CASEIDEA

ANERICE

ASIF

HOHM

DRYOWT

DRYICY

RETAKEIT

ROCKDONG

FEMDISH

MOUEPOUT

TEECADDY

THROBTIT

BODFLESH

HEELFEET

REDSCENT

NUDEWARS

ONIONION

HOOFYAUD

KAFAX

ITSWOAD

 

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