Friday, January 23, 2009

Scrobble 0.5 beta

a Scrabble clone for WM6 / VGA


- .NET Compact Framework 3.5.
- Windows Mobile 6, VGA screen (may work on other devices -- feel free to try and report your results).
- 1468KB free space on device or storage card (mostly for the 1.31MB dictionary).


- Scrobble plays exactly the same as Scrabble, with the following differences:
... During the initial drawing of letters, Scrobble ensures that no player will draw all consonants or all vowels.
... There are no "challenges" (where one player states another player's word is not in the dictionary, and the word is then looked up to verify). All words created must be in the Scrobble dictionary. If they are not, the player must modify their move until all words created in the move are valid. Players can use the Look Up Word tool to check as many words as they wish. If they cannot make a valid move then they must pass their turn, or turn in all letters for 7 new ones and pass their turn.
... You can play with only 2 to 4 players.
... Players can only exchange all of their letters at once (there are no partial exchanges where a player chooses only some of their letters to exchange).
... At the end of the game, any unused letters in a player's tray count against that player's final score, but do -not- count -towards- the score of the player who went out first (which is the case in Scrabble).

(Other than these differences above, and possibly some other minor ones, Scrobble plays exactly like the original board game Scrabble. This includes the rule where the game ends if all players pass their turn two times in row).


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