Absorbing Word Game: Cramble

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  1. Lex Smith

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    Hi,

    I am new to the forum so hello to all. Wasn't sure what to kick off with but I am an avid word game player and I've played this word game on paper for over 25 years and it still has me captivated! It's now available as an phone App called 'Cramble'.

    I was interested in its history as someone told me that it was a game played by troops in the trenches in WW1. Anybody know anything about this?

    All the best.
     
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    Hi and welcome Lex :) - could you explain the game you played on paper …..
     
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    It was basically the same as the App. 5x5 grid where each player chooses a letter and tells their opponent what letter they have selected and their opponent has to put that letter in their grid too. Then the opponent gets to choose and so it carries on until both grids are full. My Mum is still alive and she was/is a very keen Scrabble player and she actually prefers 'Cramble'!
     
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    Hi Lex

    Welcome to the Games section and to the forum... there's just a very few word game players on this forum now sadly, but we still enjoy the games. I've never heard of a word game called Cramble, couldn't find any info on the search engines for it either..

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    Hi Lex. Welcome to our happy place.
     
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    Thanks - I see why you have the name 'Lex' - very apt :cool:
     
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    It sounds like great fun!! Like @Holly Saunders , I couldn't find anything about it online either.
    So, after the grids are full, does each player see if they have made any words? What is the end result the players are going for?
     
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    I took a look at it, but I'd prefer something more challenging like Scrabble.
     
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    @Bess Barber - The idea is to make as many interlocking words (3,4 and 5 letter words) as you can in your grid. More words, more points. Your opponent is trying to do the same of course and the really clever twist is that when you choose which letter to use that same letter is sent to your opponent and they have to use your choice as well. Then your opponent gets to choose and you have to use their choice. So, it becomes very tactical and subtle. For example when my son plays he likes to throw his opponent off by choosing as many Z's as possible (making words like Pizza, Zebra, etc) knowing that they have no choice but to use the Z's he keeps sending them. It's one of those games that looks so simple on the surface but once you get into it there's much more to it. Like I said I've been playing for 25 years now and I'm still enjoying.
     
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    Merry Christmas to all!
     
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