Daily Prompt: The Perfect Game

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You’re set to play poker( or Scrabble or something else…) with a group of four. Write a story set during the game, or describe the ideal match: the players, relationships,__ and the hidden rivalries.

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Ideal Match– four players are:

Evelyn – my friend

Valerie- neighbor

Ranu- me

Selina – daughter

The tiles are taken by each of us.We are allowed seven tiles, they should be face down, so no one knows what the letters are. Each player should always have seven tiles, when some of the tiles are used they are allowed to get more  to  have seven at a time.

I start the game, out of the seven tiles I could only use three. Since I have used up three of my tiles, I had to pick four more tiles to make sure I always have seven tiles to work with.

I see Evelyn with a meaningful smile, oh no I thought, probably she can use all of her tiles at once. No she has used six of her tiles. It means she must pick up six more to make sure she has seven.

Valerie is deep in thought, an English prof. I bet she’d make an  unbelievable word, but she must have the right tile. She has placed five out of seven of her tiles on the board. The value of her tiles are higher than mine or Evelyn’s. Valerie has more points than us.

Next is Selina’s turn, she has a  crooked smile on her face. Wow! She used all her tiles. She picked up seven more tiles.

The first two rounds went well. The game was getting serious, I was getting tiles with less value and had the least points.

Valerie ,Selina and Evelyn were way ahead of me. The competition was among the three of them. This was the third round. Evelyn and I fell behind. Our points were way lower than Selina and Valerie’s.

After the third round, it was obvious that either Selina or Valerie had a chance to win.  Tiles with letters Q, X and Z were picked up by Valerie. She was able to make the word Quiz, she had the letters U and I. She was stuck with the letter X.

It was Selina’s turn, she was able to place her letters on the Quadruple word score. Her score was a bit higher than Valerie. Valerie was unable to use the  letter Z and ended up losing ten points from her total score. Selina was able to use all her letters on the board.

She was declared the winner!

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DP Daily Prompt:The Perfect Game Ranu’s post

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Scrabble game in final stages (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We always have loads of fun playing Scrabble. Here is the scenario I am thinking about.It will be fun as well as a lot of complaints by one member.

So here is my group,the names are imaginary. Names of the players are : Carnelia, Sarnia, Alicia and Fanny.

Carnelia takes the responsibility of writing the score, Sarnia makes sure the game is played without any problem,Alicia and Fanny are happy to  play the game.

The racks are given out.Each player takes seven tiles. The most important thing is the tiles they get before the start of the game. Carnelia and Sarnia are happy,they have the perfect tiles,consonants and vowels are what they want.Alicia and Fanny are not so happy.This means,they did not get what they wanted.

Carnelia starts,she can make a word with the tiles she has, the stage is set,Carnelia gets to makes a long word.The score is counted,she is pleased.She used five tiles,she takes two more,everyone must have seven tiles.

Sarnia’s turn comes,she manages to make a word without any problem. She had Q U I E Z B R ,she is very happy,she can make the word Quiz. Tiles Q and Z are worth more points.Right away she scores more than Carnelia.

It was Alicia’s turn, her tiles were not great,she managed to link it to Carnelia’s word,but scored very few points. Fanny knew what she could make. It was quick.

They picked more tiles,to have seven in total. The game started to be competitive. No one was talking.Each one wanted to win.

The game continued for a couple of hours, Carnelia was able to use up all her tiles. Next was Sarnia. Alicia and Fanny had three tiles left.They tried to use them,they couldn’t. So the game was finished .

The scores were counted ,Sarnia scored the highest,Carnelia was second Fanny and Alicia’s scores were added,each one had tiles left, the question was who loses the most scores,unlucky for Fanny,the tiles she could not use were worth more than Alicia’s.

Well Fanny was convinced in the beginning of the game she would win hands down. She made a big fuss,tried telling everyone it was a stupid game. Their skills had nothing to do with the game. It was just a question of luck,whoever gets the better tiles will win.

I said “Its not true,you can win if you think how to use your tiles intelligently”. The game of Scrabble needs both luck and skill!