Believe it or not this was my very first time playing the game. I went up against two old pros in Nick and Shannon. It's difficult to give a blow by blow summary so I'll hit some highlights:
- For the majority of the game all the action was on only half of the board (as if the board had been cut from one diagonal to the other.) Only during the final few rounds did action expand to the largely empty other half.
- I played a strategy of trying to keep people from getting access to the double and triple word scores. This did well for the first part of the game but Nick soon overcame that obstacle as well as both Shannon and my point totals and never looked back.
Final score: Nick - 256 Matthew - 168 Shannon - 152